General Dentistry in Cinco Ranch, Texas

Need a family dentistry practice for general dental procedures in Katy? Give us a call at (281) 407-5442 to schedule your appointment. Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry offers high-quality care and effective treatments for all of our patients.

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What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry encompasses pretty much any dental procedure involving a dentist evaluating, diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions that can affect your mouth, teeth, gums or overall oral health. When you visit your dentist for routine cleanings or examinations, the procedures and examinations performed can be categorized under general dentistry.

What Procedures Does A General Dentist Offer?

Preventive Procedures
A large percentage of dental procedures are preventive – when you visit our Katy dental practice, we strive to prevent decay and disease from developing by catching and treating it early. Preventive procedures can also include teeth cleaning, removing tartar and plaque buildup that cannot be removed through brushing alone. This keeps your teeth and gums healthy, as tartar buildup can lead to many complications, including gingivitis and accelerated tooth decay.

Restorative Procedures
These are also very common dental procedures. Your dentist examines your teeth for cavities, erosion or decay, and fills the area in with a dentally-compatible filling after a thorough cleaning. If one or more teeth have severe decay, they can be preserved through crowns, or replaced entirely by dental implants.

Minor Surgeries

Depending on whether you require them, your dentist may perform surgical procedures such as a wisdom tooth extraction.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the practice of correcting the position and placement of teeth inside the oral cavity to improve their appearance and functionality. This is accomplished using aligners, braces or retainers. Because of how popular orthodontics are as an effective, affordable treatment option, you can easily get them at your general dentist in Katy.

Fluoride Treatments

Your general dentist can also administer fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth and promote remineralization. These may also be performed in conjunction with your routine dental cleanings.

Gingivitis and Gum Disease Treatment

Your gums are just as important to your overall dental health as your teeth, so your general dentist will take special care to look for signs of early gum disease (gingivitis.) This must be treated early to avoid painful and difficult complications, including tooth loss.

Oral Hygiene Counseling

A healthy, long-lasting mouth begins with good oral hygiene habits. General dentists can effectively coach patients to develop these habits to benefit their oral health. This means brushing twice a day, using fluoride tooth.

What Education Does A General Dentist Have?

General dentists receive rigorous medical and dental training to prepare for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of potential oral health conditions. After completing their undergraduate degree, a general dentist must have a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) to practice general dentistry.

get a general dental checkup?

Would you like to get a general dental checkup? Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry in Katy provides high-quality general dentistry services for all ages, including pediatric general dentistry. Call us at (281) 407-5442 to schedule an appointment or consultation.

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