The field of general dentistry is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) region of the body. This includes the gums, teeth, and oral cavity.
Professional practitioners of general dentistry are usually referred to as dentists, and most are educated in performing a variety of dental treatments. Rather than specializing in a single area of dentistry, general dentists are qualified to perform a number of treatments and procedures for patients of all ages, including:
- Teeth cleanings
- Deep cleanings
- Dental restorations
- Mouthguards & Nightguards
- TMD/TMJ therapy
- Gum disease treatment
- Dentures and partial dentures
If a specialist is required for treatment, your general dentist will be responsible for coordinating services.
Ideally, dentistry is intended to be preventive. By maintaining the recommended schedule of bi-annual visits set forth by the American Dental Association you allow your dentist to ensure you are practicing proper oral hygiene. This also allows your dentist to perform regular cleanings and vital oral cancer screenings to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy.
If you are looking for a new general dentist in Redondo Beach or surrounding area, please call the staff at Drs. Hopkins & Kane’s Dental Office at (310) 378-9241 to schedule an appointment to meet the doctors today!