What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of dental issues. It includes regular check-ups, tooth cleanings, and screenings to help you maintain oral health.
Michelle Hedgecock, DDS offers general dentistry services to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Our dental team is committed to providing personalized care to each patient to ensure the best possible outcomes.
General Dentistry Services
Regular dental exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. During your exam, our dentist will evaluate your teeth, gums, and mouth for signs of decay, disease, or other issues. We may also take X-rays to get a better look at your teeth and jaw. Based on the condition of your oral health, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to address any issues and keep your smile healthy.
Dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. During a cleaning, our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, as well as polish them to remove surface stains. We recommend getting a dental cleaning once every six months to keep your smile healthy and prevent issues like gum disease from developing.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can be life-threatening if not detected early. That’s why we include oral cancer screenings in regular dental exams. During an oral cancer screening, our Austin dentist will examine your mouth for signs of cancer, including sores, lumps, or abnormal patches of tissue. If we find any concerning areas, further testing or treatment may be recommended.
Digital X-rays are essential for diagnosing dental issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Our dentist uses digital X-rays, which are safer and more convenient than traditional ones. With digital X-rays, we can quickly capture images of your teeth and jaw, helping us detect issues like cavities, gum disease, or impacted teeth.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities and strengthen tooth enamel. We offer fluoride treatments at your regular visits to help keep your teeth healthy and strong. During a fluoride treatment, we’ll apply a fluoride gel or foam to your teeth, which will absorb into your enamel and help prevent decay.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
We’re here to help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team, we make it easy for you to do so. You can call us at (512) 501-2385 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your visit. Our friendly staff will work with you to find a convenient time that fits your schedule.
Don’t wait to take care of your dental health. Schedule your appointment with our Austin dentist today and start your journey to a healthier, brighter smile!