Our general dentist is trained to provide our patients with a wide range of dental care treatments, from cleanings and preventative care to restorative procedures and cosmetic care. At Roy Dental, our dentists often work with other dental professionals like oral surgeons and orthodontists to ensure our patients receive the best possible treatment.
During a typical checkup, our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth to check for signs of common oral health issues like tooth decay or gum disease. Our dentist will also check for any abnormalities in the soft tissues of your mouth as well as the health of your jaw. At the end of your checkup, our dentist will recommend possible future dental treatments based on the health of your gums and teeth.
Common General Dentistry Services
Oral Cancer Screening
Because oral cancer can only be effectively treated in its initial stages, early detection of this terrible disease is essential for survival. However, oral cancer often shows symptoms only when it has progressed to an advanced stage.Therefore, our dentist performs an oral cancer screening, checking for any irregularities in the soft tissues of your mouth, face, and neck. If a suspicious lesion is found, further testing may be performed to determine the condition’s extent.
Dental Bridge Placement
If you have one or more missing teeth, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to fill the gap in your grin. A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth flanked by two dental crowns that fit over healthy neighboring teeth to hold the bridge in place. The restoration is custom-made for your mouth from solid and natural-looking materials, such as porcelain.
Dental Implant Placement
Implants consist of a titanium post placed within the jawbone to replace the tooth root and a prosthetic crown attached to it. Being implanted into the jawbone ensures the restoration stays firmly in place as you chew and speak. So, you can feel confident in your smile!
The Benefits of Visiting a General Dentist
Routine cleanings, exams, and X-rays allow your dentist to catch problems early before they become painful or more expensive to treat down the road. By catching these problems early on, our general dentist can fix them with conservative treatments that help you avoid more involved procedures in the future.
Improved Oral Health
By having us treat the tooth decay and infection that is causing your toothache, you will improve your oral health and prevent further complications. Cavities are one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults because, left untreated, they can lead to more severe issues. Cavities can expose the nerves inside the tooth, leading to an infection in the gums or even an abscess. The decay that caused the cavity may also affect the tooth root or the jawbone, which may result in the need for extraction or a root canal to save the damaged tooth.
In addition to providing professional oral care, our dentist can offer advice and guidance on at-home dental hygiene practices and help you maintain your regular schedule of checkups and cleanings. For the best dental care customized to your particular needs, visit Roy Dental at 2950 Whipple Ave #9, Redwood City 94062, or call (650) 368-6333.