What Is A General Dentist?

What is a General Dentist?

A general dentist takes care of your oral health including your teeth, mouth, and gums. They offer services such as gum cleaning, root canals, veneers, fillings, crowns, bridges, and educate on preventive care. A general dentist is typically your primary dental care provider and can refer you to any specialists needed for cosmetic procedures. By going to a general dentist regularly for cleanings they can diagnose and treat any dental problem that may be arising in its early stages. Your general dentist will do their best to educate you on your oral hygiene and assist you in taking care of your basic oral health needs.

General Dentist vs. Specialist 

A general dentist handles all your basic oral health needs including regular cleanings, x-rays, and preventive care. A specialist can take care of all your basic oral health needs as well, but will typically focus on just their specialty. There are many different specialists within the dentist industry including pediatric dentistry, an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and much more. A pediatric dentist will only see infants, teens, and children with special needs. An orthodontist assists with preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaw. An oral surgeon handles diseases of the mouth, jaw, teeth, gums, and removal of wisdom teeth, tumors, and cysts in the face. There are many other dental specialists your general dentist may refer you to depending on the oral care you are in need of.

Dentistry at Farmington Dental Studios 

With many years of experience, Dr. Sam at Farmington Dental Studios provides all his patients with the most welcoming environment to care for the oral health of yourself and your family. Dr. Sam offers a variety of dental procedures to meet all your oral health needs. We serve in Commerce, MI, Novi, MI,  Farmington, MI, and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing quality work for our patient’s oral health. If you are interested in learning more about our general dental care give us a call at (248) 516-0004 or contact us online so we can assist you with your oral health.


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