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How Preventive and General Dentistry Are Different

August 8, 2022
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Posted By: Nola Dentures and General Dentistry

Preventive and general dentistry in Gretna, LA, is crucial to long-term oral health, but they take two different approaches to oral care. Prevention is all about preemptive treatments designed to keep your teeth healthy. But general dentistry is all about maintenance or restoring oral health when an issue arises.

Preventive Compared with General Dentistry

Most dental professionals recommend two preventive dental visits per year for best results. This schedule has been shown to reduce most oral health risks; if you have an ongoing condition like gum disease, your schedule will be more customized to meet your needs.

Preventive Dentistry

  • At your preventive visit, you can expect the following:
  • A comprehensive visual exam of the teeth and gums
  • X-rays if your dentist suspects an oral health issue
  • An oral cancer screening for early detection
  • Professional teeth cleaning to clear cavity-causing ingredients
  • Treatment planning and discussion if an issue is uncovered

Your dentist will also talk to you about your oral health and answer any questions you might have. And we always remind our patients that at-home brushing and flossing complement prevention.

Advanced prevention includes but is not limited to nightguards for bruxism.

General Dentistry

General dentistry can mean anything from an agreed-upon treatment plan to tooth replacement.

  • Cavity treatment
  • Tooth extractions
  • Tooth replacement
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Tooth-colored restorations

Your dentist will always share treatment options with you and answer your questions. This way, you can make educated decisions for your oral health.

Contact Your Dentist in Gretna, LA, to Get Started

Would you like to learn more about our dental services? Do you have questions for our team? Are you ready to arrange a checkup with the dentist? Reach out to a helpful team member today.

We are thrilled to offer quality dentistry in all locations, including Gretna, Timberlane, Belle Chase, Marrero, Harvey, Terrytown, Woodmere, and your neighborhood.

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