General Dentistry Specialist

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

Establishing general dentistry care with a trusted provider is one of the best decisions you can make. Routine checkups and exams can preserve your teeth and gums, ensuring your smile stays healthy and problem-free. At San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California, the team of expert dentists provides general dentistry services to people of all ages. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool, or call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry provides a home for all of your oral health needs, including oral exams, teeth cleaning, oral cancer screening, and oral X-rays.

It’s important to participate in general dentistry, even if your teeth and gums seem healthy and problem-free. Many potentially serious problems present few obvious symptoms in their early stages. Regular checkups can alert you when they’re most responsive to treatment.

What services does general dentistry include?

The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence offers various general dentistry services, including:

Oral exams and cleanings

Schedule an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning once every six months. Doing so can significantly lower your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and other common problems. In addition, regular checkups present an opportunity to ask questions and build a relationship with your dentist.

Root canals

If you damage a tooth or develop a cavity, the team might recommend a root canal. A root canal is an endodontic procedure that removes inflamed or infected tooth pulp. Removing the pulp eliminates pain and preserves your tooth enamel, preventing the need for an extraction.

Restorative dentistry

If you chip, crack, or lose a tooth, the team might recommend restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry uses oral prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or implants to repair or replace missing teeth. Modern restorations are tough, durable, and typically last 12-15 years.

Extractions

If you develop a severe cavity or a tooth becomes impacted, the team might recommend an extraction. An extraction is a quick outpatient procedure that removes one (or several) permanent teeth. The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence only performs extractions when they’re absolutely necessary.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use safe amounts of radiation to take detailed photographs of your alveolar bone, jaw, and tooth roots. The team uses X-rays to pinpoint problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye. They’re also used to guide implant placement and other types of oral surgery.

Oral cancer screening

An oral cancer screening is a preventive test that assesses your gums, tongue, and lips for the presence of oral cancer. If the team uncovers any unusual growths or abscesses, they can take a biopsy and send it to a laboratory for additional testing.

How often should I schedule a general dentistry appointment?

The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence recommends scheduling a general dentistry appointment once every six months. Frequent visits to a trusted dental provider can alert you to potential problems and preserve your oral health.

Don’t wait to request a general dentistry consultation at San Ramon Dental Excellence. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool, or call the office to speak with a caring staff member today.