General Dentistry is a type of dentistry that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of dental conditions. These include both dental disorders and diseases of the gums, teeth, and maxillofacial areas.
Who is a general dentist?
A general dentist is one who has received either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. A dentist would have the required skill and expertise to handle various conditions and hygiene aspects of the teeth, gums, and mouth. A general dentist is also expected to be up-to-date in the recent advances of dental science that relates to the use of technology, recent discoveries, improved methods of treatment, and have an awareness of the latest dental technology.
What's the role of a general dentist?
A general dentist is capable of working with the patient to develop a customized treatment plan for their dental care. A regular consultation would involve the dental examination of your oral cavity, standard teeth cleaning/deep teeth cleaning (depending on the situation), X-rays and the use of diagnostic tools to understand your dental health. After laying out your diagnosis, the dentist would come up with a suitable treatment plan to help treat your condition. General dentists would also incorporate restorative procedures to repair common tooth defects.
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