The key to long-term oral health and wellbeing is regular cleanings, checkups, and treatments as recommended by your dental providers. This is the foundation of service and treatment that patients of Drs. Doug and Dax Martin of Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA enjoy, and which is part of their general dentistry services.
Make no mistake about general dentistry – it is anything but “basic” or “plain.” It is the most essential part of your dental health, and it includes:
Regular and thorough exams using the latest technologies – Not only will this sort of treatment ensure that your teeth and gums are not showing signs of decay or infection (including the first signs of gum disease), but a good exam can often detect the development of incredibly dangerous problems like bacteria and even oral cancer
Regular and thorough cleanings – A dental cleaning may not be the most fun experience you will have twice a year, but it is going to be one of the most rewarding. Cleaning the teeth, the roots and gums (if needed), and ensuring that the teeth are in top condition is a major investment in your long-term health and the foundation of general dentistry
Taking action on recommendations – Whether dental cleanings or dental exams reveal the need for composite fillings or root canals, or more in-depth cleanings with an oral hygienist, this part of general dentistry is truly key to your long-term success.
Keep in mind that treatments like root canals may sound advanced, but in the current era they are no longer an option that you should dread. In fact, modern dental patients will often admit that their root canals have felt nearly identical to composite fillings in terms of their time and any discomfort. With our option for sedation dentistry, any sort of lengthy or advanced treatment – such as a root canal or in-depth cleaning – can feel as if it took moments and created no discomfort at all.
Don’t overlook the incredible importance of general dentistry. It is the first step in a picture perfect smile, and something we are glad to offer. If you have questions about any of our general dentistry options, or need to consult with our dentists, give us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.