Benefits of General Dentistry

Benefits of General Dentistrybenefits of general dentistry

It is too bad that the term general is used to describe general dentistry; making this area of dentistry sound boring and plain. In fact, it is one of the most important parts of dental care, and at Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA we strongly encourage our patients to learn the many important benefits of general dentistry.

The Importance of General Dentistry

As your preferred dentist in Stockton, we like to ensure that you get the best care, but we also want our patients to be educated about the best treatments and the most important topics. When we use the phrase general dentistry, we typically remind patients that it is preventative dentistry we are discussing as well, and as we have all learned about that “ounce of prevention,” it can be worth its weight in gold.

For example, if we consider what we mean when talking about general dentistry, we can far easier recognize the benefits of general dentistry. This area of treatment includes your exams and cleanings, screenings for oral cancer, x-rays to check for decay, and treatments to address issues uncovered in the exams. These treatments can include fillings and root canals as well as gum disease treatment (usually called periodontics).

What we learn by reading this basic list of treatments is that the benefits of general dentistry include preventing major problems from developing, but also halting the worst problems in their tracks. Naturally, this means that you get the greatest benefits when you enjoy the use of general or preventative dentistry more than once per year.

Consider that you may visit us for a cleaning and exam, and within a few weeks afterward you could start to develop a problem such as a cavity. If left to its own for the next ten to eleven months, that could become a painful issue. However, if you visit twice each year, most problems can be stopped long before they even become serious. This becomes even more beneficial when you consider issues like oral cancer or gum disease.

Contact Our Stockton Dentist for Preventative and General Dentistry

We encourage you to get on a regular routine of preventative dentistry appointments. If you have additional questions about the benefits of general dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, 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. To learn more about general and preventative dentistry, read our other page: general dentistry overview.