Benefits of General Dentistrybenefits of general dentistry

When you hear the words general dentistry, it also means preventative care. This is the area of dentistry that includes dental exams and dental cleanings, as well as any follow up treatment required. Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO encourages all our patients to discover the many benefits of general dentistry and make plans for their own care.

As your preferred dentist in Springfield, we offer a wide array of preventative dentistry options. They include:

  • Dental exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • Sealants and tooth decay prevention
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • Implants
  • Bonding

This demonstrates that general dentistry covers almost any possible need, and that the benefits of general dentistry include everything from improved oral health to the elimination of decay or discomfort.

The Importance of General Dentistry

When we focus on the benefits of general dentistry, it is necessary to also consider the overall importance of it. Let’s just use a single patient as a simple illustration. This patient comes in twice per year to enjoy the benefits of general dentistry care. They have a cleaning and exam, and periodically there are some issues that pop up. They might need a filling or they may need treatment for symptoms that could lead to gum disease. They have those done promptly and live free of pain or discomfort, using their teeth fully and following a simple daily routine of brushing and flossing.

What are the benefits of general dentistry for this patient, apart from the freedom of any sort of pain from decay or disease? They never have to worry about serious threats like oral cancer, gum disease, TMJ and more. Their frequent treatments enable us to identify any threats. This also means that one of the benefits is that the cost of their dental care remains under control. After all, it is neglect that is expensive…not dentistry!

Of course, there are also the cosmetic benefits that come from your general and preventative care. After all, each cleaning restores your teeth to a much brighter and healthier appearance. Here too, you can enjoy long lasting benefits from a single exam and cleaning.

Experience the Benefits of General Dentistry

If you have additional questions about the benefits of general dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. For more information, read our general dentistry overview.