Routine general dentistry appointments provide an easy way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and problem-free. At Esthetic Partners Dental Group, the team offers general dentistry to people of all ages at three conveniently located and welcoming locations. To make an appointment at the practice in Ontario, Pico Rivera, or Cerritos, California, call the nearest office, or click the online booking tool.
General dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care. It diagnoses, treats, and prevents problems that affect the teeth and gums, lowering the risk of potentially serious issues like gum recession, bone loss, and misaligned teeth.
It’s important to participate in general dentistry, even if your mouth feels relatively healthy. Many serious problems don’t present obvious symptoms early on, so you might be at risk and not realize it.
At Esthetic Partners Dental Group, the team offers a full suite of general dentistry services, including:
An oral exam is a routine checkup that assesses your oral health. During an oral exam, your provider observes your teeth, tongue, gums, and cheeks with a small, circular mirror. If they notice anything unusual like a growth or abscess, they can order additional testing like X-rays or a biopsy.
Oral X-rays use digital sensors and low doses of radiation to capture detailed photographs of your alveolar bone, tooth roots, and jaw. X-rays help the team detect potential issues not visible to the naked eye. They’re also used to help guide dental implant placement and other types of oral surgery.
A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar from between your teeth and beneath your gums. Esthetic Partners Dental Group offers several types of cleaning, including preventive cleanings, antibiotic irrigation, and scaling and root planing.
If you damage a tooth or develop a cavity, dental restorations can prevent further damage and restore your smile to a healthy condition. There are various types of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and fillings.
Gum disease occurs when plaque –- a mixture of food particles, saliva, and harmful bacteria –– builds up beneath your gums. When left untreated, plaque can trigger an infection, causing your gums to recede and pull away from your teeth.
Treatment of gum disease (periodontics) prevents the problem from getting worse, preserving your teeth and smile.
The team at Esthetic Partners Dental Group recommends you schedule a general dentistry appointment at least two times a year. If you have a history of cavities or gum disease, more frequent visits may be necessary.
To learn more about general dentistry, make an appointment at Esthetic Partners Dental Group by calling the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff, or by clicking the online booking tool today.