General dentistry is the main field of dentistry that covers various dental treatments that are meant to improve your oral health, your aesthetics, and your quality of life. Moreover, if you experience more severe issues, such as a broken or missing tooth, our dentist is experienced enough to provide the appropriate care. During these appointments, you can expect a thorough exam and evaluation of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues so that our dentist can recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
These services are considered routine and necessary to maintain oral health. At Raul Ramirez DDS, we recommend that all patients come in for six-month cleanings and checkups twice a year. During these visits, we will remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. We will also perform an oral cancer screening to check for symptoms. You will be referred to an oral surgeon for further treatment if any are found.
A cavity is one of the most common oral health issues that can be prevented with regular exams and cleanings. On the other hand, it will require attention if left untreated for too long. Fillings are used to repair a tooth with decay and help prevent further damage from occurring in the future.
Crowns are custom tooth-shaped caps placed over an injured or decayed tooth to help protect it and restore its appearance. Bridges, on the other hand, are false teeth bonded to surrounding healthy teeth via crowns to replace one or more missing teeth in a row.
When a toothache is caused by an infected pulp or nerve of a tooth, a root canal can be performed to remove the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth. Once the infection is cleared, the tooth will require a restoration, like a crown, to keep the tooth from being lost in the future.
While general dentists offer many of the same services that specialists provide, they can treat a much wider array of conditions and concerns than a specialist can. For example, if a patient has a cavity, their general dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill the area with composite resin. A general dentist similarly treats a patient who has a broken or chipped tooth.
Additionally, seeing a general dentist regularly is essential for monitoring a patient’s oral health and ensuring that known issues such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer are treated promptly. The benefits of seeing a general dentist go beyond treatment and prevention; they can also improve the health and beauty of your smile. From teeth whitening to orthodontic treatments that can straighten teeth and improve alignment, general dentistry can enhance the appearance of a smile and ensure that it stays healthy and robust.
By visiting a general dentist regularly, patients can identify problems earlier, leading to less invasive and costly treatments. For the best dental care, visit Raul Ramirez DDS at 2816 Lake Villa Dr Metairie, LA 70002 or call (504) 885-3255.
2816 Lake Villa Dr,
Metairie, LA 70002
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Phone: (504) 885-3255