Finding a skilled and genial general dentist can be a bit harder than you think. First you have to consider the type of insurance coverage that you have and also what you can afford to pay each month. Although regular dentistry procedures do not cost as much as cosmetic dentistry procedures, the total cost to your pocket can be substantial if you are not covered by insurance. H. Peter Ku, D.D.S., PA
There are different specialties of dentists available today and the most common being a general dentist. A general dentist works with you to keep your teeth healthy and white, so you can always have a bright smile. However when things do go wrong, you will be able to count on your dentist to help you. It is important to establish a long lasting relationship with a general dentist.
A general dentist can perform many procedures in their office. Most of the dental procedures performed is routine to improve and maintain the health of your teeth. The dentist cleans your teeth, takes x-rays, provides temporary and permanent fillings, perform extractions and more.
A general dentist can send you over to a specialist, if you need to have more extensive work done to your mouth to maintain the healthy teeth. When your dentist recommends another dentist that maybe a cosmetic dentist, they will recommend someone they know or someone that is close to where you live.
When you have a problem with your teeth and you let it go, it can lead to complications that can affect your overall health. Ignoring a tooth ache or infection for a long time can lead to extensive damage to your tooth and overall oral health. A general dentist can help repair most of the damage caused by irregular dental health patterns. Whether you need a tooth extracted or a cavity filled, a general dentist is able to do it all.
Cleaning your teeth should be done once a year. This visit can be used to access your oral health and to determine if there are other problems that are starting. Some choose to have their teeth cleaned every six months instead and most dentists recommend that to ensure a complete oral health checkup especially if you have dental implants or dental crowns. You can consult a cosmetic dentist if you think that it is too complicated to be handled by a regular dentist.
Although a toothache can happen anytime, not all dentists provide emergency dental services. It is good to ensue that you have the contact details of an emergency dentist at hand. Dental work is going to be a part of life and you need to depend on a dentist at some point to help fix your teeth, take care of complications that may arise or for preventive care. Thus, if you have recently moved to a new city, finding the contact details of a reliable dentist is essential. A general dentist is going to be there for you to improve your smile, take care of the tooth ache and ensure that your oral health is on track.