When you see or hear the terms “general dentistry” and “general dentist,” you may find yourself wondering, “How does a general dentist differ from other oral-health professionals?” or “Do I need to see a general dentist regularly?” The answers to these questions are key in helping you make the best decisions about your oral health care. As your Hickory, NC general dentistry practice, the staff at Fresh Dental and Drs. Thayer Bouali, Joti Johal, and Richard Dunning want to make sure you know everything about general dentistry that you need to in order to enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health.
What Is General Dentistry?
Similar to a primary healthcare provider, a general dentist is the primary dental care provider for patients of all ages. They care for your overall oral health and are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the services required to meet your dental needs.
At Fresh Dental, we work hard to form long-term, trust-based relationships with you by getting to know your lifestyle as well as your oral-health history and goals. We then implement and oversee a personalized dental treatment plan that helps you meet those goals. Most dental treatment plans employ a variety of our general dentistry services as needed.
What Services Fall Under the General Dentistry Category?
Regular visits with general dentists Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning will help you maintain good oral hygiene and aid in the prevention and early detection of serious oral health issues, like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. Our dental services include a wide range of preventive and restorative options that can be performed in the dentist’s office and are designed for patients of all ages. Our services include:
- Digital x-rays
- Dental fillings
- Fixed and removable bridges
- Inlays and onlays
- Oral cancer screenings
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
- Wisdom teeth removal
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are some common dental issues a general dentist addresses?
A: We address everything from periodontal disease to root canals to missing teeth. We can also address cosmetic concerns, with services such as teeth whitening and veneers.
Q: Why do I need a general dentist?
A: Seeing a general dentist regularly will help you maintain good oral health, as well as detect any potential problems before they become serious.
Q: How often should I see a general dentist?
A: Scheduling a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year is recommended. Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning will let you know if you need additional appointments or treatments.
Q: What causes tooth cavities?
A: Cavities are caused by tooth decay that goes unnoticed. Scheduling regular checkups will ensure that tooth decay is caught in its earliest stages and addressed or avoided altogether.
If you are looking for a Hickory, NC general dentist, call Fresh Dental at (828) 270-3007 today! We look forward to serving you and your family!
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Love the staff and dentist here at FreshDental!!
I am so thankful to Dr. Johal and her professional staff. She was able to care for me knowing that financially I would take a long time to come through and when other dentists would not want to bother, since I had just been through chemo treatment. Thank you so much Dr. Joti!
Friendly staff, very upfront, honest and educated doctors.
I would like to give a shout out for Fresh Dental Hickory , I had a great experience , not knowing what I was gonna face. My Hygienist ( Shannon) Done a teeth cleaning ,she was gentle ,and also in the areas I had a sensitive tooth. Shannons ,work and her personality is great. Also Shari the Dental Assistant that worked with Dr. Joti Johal was both great !!!!I had X-rays and a filling filled.. They explain everything to you before doing anything. I recommend fresh dental Hickory , to anyone including someone never been to a dentist and is scared. Even to the office ( April ) she’s great... Thank all of you for a good experience.. Lisa.
Dental Services Offered at Hickory NC FRESHDental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Dental Services
- Family Dentist
- Fixed and Removeable Bridges
- Fluoride Treatment
- General Dentistry
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Hygiene Services
- Inlays and Onlays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Smile Design Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Fillings
- Wisdom Teeth Removal