It is too bad that the word general is so, well…general. After all, it can make something sound less important or meaningful, and yet Dr. Wali Hamidy at La Jolla Dental Image in La Jolla, CA encourages all our patients to learn about the significance of what is called general dentistry. In fact, we encourage all patients to look at it as preventative dentistry instead, as this makes it much easier to consider general dentistry as a key component of your long term oral health.
Key Reasons to Consider General Dentistry as Vital Dentistry
As your preferred dentist in La Jolla, we are going to focus on the health of your teeth and gums. That means we are going to encourage you to come in one or more times each year for a thorough exam and comprehensive cleaning. This is the work of a general dentist, and then dealing with any issues uncovered are addressed as promptly as possible.
Now, with that in mind, it becomes far easier to consider general dentistry as preventative or vital dentistry. How? Let’s look at it point by point. When you come in for a cleaning once or twice each year, we get rid of any plaque and ensure you have no decay, no signs of gum disease and no signs of oral cancer. We nip any and all issues in the bud, and as you might already know, the longer a dental problem goes untreated, the worse it gets.
The worse a dental issue becomes, the more painful it becomes and the more complex and costly to treat. The small cavity we catch just as it starts is filled and no longer an issue. However, skip your once or twice annual exam and we won’t catch it. It could penetrate the tooth and lead to a root canal, abscess or even the loss of a tooth.
So, if you consider general dentistry as vital dentistry or as your front line of defense against any serious oral health issues, it is no longer general at all. Just booking those cleanings and exams and getting follow up treatment or care is the ideal way to optimal oral health, and there is nothing at all general about that!
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