General Dentistry in Calgary is very important that you have a general dentist you like and trust. Taking care of your mouth and teeth is just as important as taking care of your heart and general health. Calgary dentist, Dr. Jennifer Silver provides cosmetic dental options, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, Invisalign, dental implants and general dentistry. Our fantastic hygienists will work with you to create a customized periodontal program to maximize the health of your gums and bone support of your teeth. We like to focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of disorders and diseases that affect the teeth, mouth and gums. Simply put, general dentist, Dr. Silver, provides services related to oral hygiene and the health of your teeth.
Two Purposes of General Dentistry Treatments
When you visit a general dental clinic, the services are two-fold:
- Protect the health of your teeth and gums
- Create a beautiful smile
Common dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are not only concerning because of how they impact your oral health. But these dental problems can also damage your teeth and cause cosmetic concerns. The services provided by a general dentist are designed to protect your overall health and wellness, and also create an attractive smile
Overview of General Dental Services
Learning about the dental industry is essential. This information will empower you in choosing the services and treatments that are a good fit for your needs. Our team at Southcentre Dental is always a phone call away if you have questions about the available dental treatments. Most general dentistry services fall in these categories:
Preventive: A proactive approach with your oral health is important in maintaining your dental health and avoiding common dental diseases. Preventive services are designed to reduce the risk of diseases that affect your teeth and gums. The foundation of prevention includes regular exams (we recommend a dental exam every six months), and professional teeth cleaning services. During your appointment, we will also discuss at-home habits that can be used to protect your oral health.
Restorative: If a dental issue is uncovered, then our team at Southcentre Dental offers treatments that help to restore your smile. Timely services are essential to stop the progression of tooth decay and gum disease. Our general dental clinic offers a variety of restorative solutions, including tooth fillings, gum disease treatments, tooth replacements, root canals, and more. We start with the minimally-invasive solutions and only move on to the advanced treatments when necessary.
Cosmetic: Not only does a general dentist help with the function of your teeth and gums, but it is also important to consider the aesthetic features as well. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, then we invite you to talk to us about the available cosmetic treatments. These services include everything from teeth whitening to veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and more.
General dentistry is more than caring for your oral health. There are times when dental issues indicate potential problems with your general health. For example, chronic oral infections could be an indication of systemic health concerns or complications of diabetes. General dentists are trained to identify these symptoms to provide complete healthcare recommendations that complement the treatments you are receiving from your general physician.
Prevention and Treatment
The proverb says, Prevention is better than cure, and the dental team at Southcentre Dental Clinic firmly believes this is true. By coming to our Calgary dentist office for routine checkups and teeth cleanings, you can help prevent very serious dental problems from arising. We cannot promise that you will never have a cavity or never need porcelain veneers if you see Dr. Silver regularly, but by coming in for routine cleanings and checks, we can closely monitor your dental health and catch any and all problems in the early stages. We can inspect your teeth and gums for early signs of decay or disease and provide you treatment, if necessary, right away.
Prevention is nearly always less expensive than reacting to an emergency that was likely preventable, not to mention less painful. This is most obvious to us when a patient calls with an emergency tooth fracture and is in a lot of pain. They so often will comment that their previous dentist or even Dr. Silver told them they should have had it crowned but never did. Now they are in pain with a broken tooth that may also need a root canal to save the tooth plus the crown or in some cases need the tooth extracted and an implant placed. Now you have a very expensive tooth in your mouth which could have been treated for far less expense at the beginning. I know ,sounds like a lecture but prevention is the answer.
When we review the condition of your teeth and oral structures we will review everything we see and any potential problems we foresee. It sometimes is a little overwhelming but we want you to know so you decide how we proceed. The decision to treat is always yours but you deserve to know all the information when making your decision.
Services are provided by General Dentists
Is it time for a Dental Exam?
When was the last time you visited a general dentist for an exam and cleaning? Most people should visit the dentist every six months for an exam and preventive services. But certain health concerns merit more frequent visits.
Additionally, you should never hesitate to contact our office if you have concerns about your dental health. For example, bleeding gums or a toothache are good indicators that dental services are needed. Call us right away so that we can identify the right treatment to eliminate your pain.
At Southcentre Dental, we are also happy to discuss the possibilities of cosmetic treatments. These services are designed to transform your appearance by designing a smile that you are proud to share with others. We will schedule a consultation so you can discuss the various cosmetic services, allowing you to create a personalized treatment plan.
If you are looking for quality services from a general dental clinic in Calgary, then we are here to help. Call us at Southcentre Dental to learn more about the available services.
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