• Unit 370, 7488 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC V3W0H9
  • info@shinefamilydental.com
  • Monday - Saturday, 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

General Dentistry

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental issues, as well as the overall maintenance of oral health. General dentists play a crucial role in providing routine dental care and addressing a wide range of dental concerns for patients of all ages.

Shine Family Dental Clinic

General Dentistry at Shine Family Dental Clinic

  1. Preventive Care:

    • General dentists emphasize preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health. This includes regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and screenings for issues like cavities and gum disease.
  2. Diagnostic Services:

    • Dentists use diagnostic tools such as X-rays and examinations to identify and assess dental conditions. Early detection allows for timely intervention and prevention of more serious problems.
  3. Routine Cleanings:

    • Professional dental cleanings are essential for removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. This preventive measure helps prevent cavities and gum disease.
  4. Cavity Treatment (Fillings):

    • General dentists address cavities by removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the space with dental materials, such as amalgam or tooth-colored composite fillings.
  5. Gum Disease Management:

    • Dentists monitor and manage gum health, providing treatments for gingivitis and more advanced stages of gum disease (periodontitis).
  6. Root Canal Therapy:

    • General dentists perform root canal procedures to treat infections or damage to the dental pulp, helping to save a tooth that might otherwise need extraction.
  7. Tooth Extractions:

    • When necessary, general dentists perform tooth extractions, often due to severe decay, advanced gum disease, or impacted wisdom teeth.
  8. Dental Crowns and Bridges:

    • General dentists offer restorative solutions such as crowns to repair and protect damaged teeth and bridges to replace missing teeth.
  9. Orthodontic Assessments:

    • General dentists assess and monitor dental alignment, referring patients to orthodontists for specialized treatment if needed.
  10. Oral Health Education:

    • Dentists provide valuable education on proper oral hygiene practices, diet, and lifestyle choices that impact dental health. This empowers patients to take an active role in maintaining their oral well-being.