By definition, dentistry is the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the body’s oral and maxillofacial region (ADA, American Dental Association).
General dentists diagnose, treat, and manage oral healthcare needs in the short- and long-term. Common procedures include routine exams, x-rays, gum care, fillings, root canals, veneers, bridges, and preventative care.
Routine checkups with a general dentist are essential in maintaining optimal dental health. When you follow-up with a dentist regularly, the dentist can identify, track, and treat minor issues before they become something more.