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General Dentistry

General dentistry is preventative care that focuses on keeping a healthy smile. At Georgetown Cosmetic Dentistry, this includes regular teeth cleanings, examinations, and x-rays to catch problems early before they become serious. When a patient’s teeth are clean and healthy, bacteria can’t easily stick to them and cause decay. In addition to preventing cavities, general dentistry can help patients avoid gum disease that can negatively impact their overall health. Generally, general dentistry is essential for keeping your smile healthy and strong!


When Should I See a General Dentist?

You should make an appointment with a general dentist if you notice any changes to your teeth or gums, including bleeding when you brush, floss, tooth pain when eating or drinking hot or cold beverages, or a bad taste in your mouth won’t go away with regular brushing.


If it’s been more than six months since your last checkup, schedule an appointment with a general dentistry provider as soon as possible. Tooth decay is a severe problem that can affect oral health and overall health if not caught and treated early. Cavities can lead to infection of the teeth and the surrounding tissues. Additionally, tooth decay can spread to the roots if left untreated and cause the tooth to become loose. You may need to see a specialist if you have severe tooth decay. Your general dentist can refer you to an endodontic specialist who can perform root canals. Root canals are a standard procedure for treating painful cavities. They can save a tooth from extraction and prevent further damage from occurring. While fillings can help restore the integrity of a tooth, they sometimes cannot repair enough damage to avoid the need for a crown. A dental crown is a type of restoration used to cover the entire surface of one or more teeth. It is typically used when a tooth has been cracked or broken due to trauma. Crowns can also be used with other treatments like veneers or dental implants to provide a more stable and durable solution to tooth decay. 

The Benefits of General Dentistry

The benefits of general dentistry are numerous! Working with a dentist to clean your teeth twice a year, perform an oral exam, and take X-rays allows your dentist to spot any issues early. You can get the proper treatment immediately and not experience any severe discomfort or pain. Your general dentist can answer your questions and help put you at ease.


It is essential to see a general dentist at least once a year for a regular checkup. This will help keep your teeth healthy and clean, so you can maintain a beautiful smile for years to come! Visit Georgetown Cosmetic Dentistry at 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 328, Washington, DC 20037, or call (202) 785-4141 for the best dental care.



Location

2440 M Street, NW, Suite 328,
Washington, DC 20037

Office Hours

MON - THU:8:00 am-4:00 pm

FRI:By appointments only

SAT - SUN:Closed

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