General Dentistry in Toledo
General dentistry includes a range of preventive treatments designed to help you avoid problems that might otherwise do damage to your teeth and gums. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and other general dentistry treatments are the foundation on which we build your excellent oral health, and we pay a great deal of attention to prevention because it’s much better to stop a problem before it starts. Preventive dentistry can save you the time, expense, and discomfort of having to rebuild your smile once cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems have caused destruction. At Dental Group West, Dr.'s Thomas, Weisenburger and Poole perform a variety of general dentistry services for Toledo, Ohio patients.
Preventive general dentistry services include:
- Dental Checkups
- Dental Cleanings
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Fluoride Treatments
- Custom Nightguards
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
We will take X-rays of your teeth and jaw as recommended to keep track of your oral health and any changes that might be of importance. With panoramic X-rays, we can check for problems that normal X-rays might miss, such as cysts, tumors, and teeth that have abscessed inside the jaw bone. We’ll perform periodontal charting, which is a process by which we measure the depth of pockets in the gums around the teeth and look for deteriorating soft tissues, which is a sign of gum disease. If you have gum disease and it’s progressed past the point of being treatable with at-home interventions, we can step in and perform non-surgical periodontal therapy as part of your general dentistry care at our Toledo, Ohio dental office. Dental Group West is dedicated to helping you keep your smile intact for a lifetime.
At Dental Group West, we believe in treating each patient as a whole person; we know that your oral health plays a role in your overall health. Gum disease can contribute to other kinds of health problems. Teeth grinding can not only damage teeth but contribute to jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain. That’s why general dentistry is so important. When you visit our Toledo, Ohio dental office, you’ll find the tools you need to prevent these types of problems and maintain your overall wellness.
Part of your general dentistry treatment will involve helping you avoid cavities. We can do this by including fluoride treatments and dental sealants in your dental checkups. Fluoride makes tooth enamel stronger, which makes it harder for plaque to break it down and cause cavities. Dental sealants can also be applied every few years to prevent plaque and debris from becoming lodged in the crevices on molars.
We recommend that you visit Dental Group West every six months for general dentistry exams and cleanings. To make an appointment at our Toledo, OH dental office, give us a call. Dr.'s Thomas, Weisenburger and Poole look forward to helping you have a healthy smile!