Your Washington Court House Dentist – General Dentistry Services
Along with daily brushing and flossing, few things are as critical when caring for one’s mouth as visiting your general dentist at least twice a year for dental exams and cleanings. While these routine appointments may not seem significant, they are essential to maintaining good oral and overall health for a lifetime. The experienced team at Washington Court House Dental strive to provide compassionate, comprehensive dental care to every patient who steps foot in their office. If you’re searching for a general dental team that you can trust, Washington Court House Dental welcomes you to schedule your bi-annual appointment. Here are some important factors to know before you do.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry refers to a variety of oral health services that are used to prevent disease in a patient’s teeth, gums, and the surrounding soft tissue of their mouth. It also encompasses the treatment of common oral health illnesses before they progress and become more serious.
What Are the Most Common Procedures Done at Your Dental Clinic?
We are happy to provide many preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures right in the comfort of our convenient office location. These include:
- Professional cleanings
- Root canals
- Dental implants
Our trusted team is proud to offer all levels of general dentistry at Washington Court House Dental. We typically only have to refer patients to specialists in rare, complex situations.
How Does Good Dental Health Impact Your Overall Health?
The latest dental research shows that the oral cavity is not separate from the rest of our body’s overall health and wellness. The presence of bacteria, decay, and infection in an individual’s mouth can have severe systemic health consequences, especially on one’s cardiovascular system. We know the presence of gum disease is related to heart disease, stomach issues, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Oral health is a key component to long-term overall health.
Why Do People Need to See a General Dentist?
A general dentist can be thought of as the quarterback for a patient’s treatment plan. Dr. Pappas and Dr. Landgraf create the overall treatment plans for their patients’ care as well as the order of the procedures that should take place to restore the health of the patient’s mouth. Once treatment is completed, the dentist will maintain the patient’s regular exams and cleanings to detect minor issues and prevent new ones from occurring in the future.
How Young is Too Young to Visit Your Practice?
At Washington Court House Dental, we are happy to accept patients of all ages, including infants. Parents should schedule their child’s first dental exam once teeth begin erupting or by their child’s first birthday. While this may seem early, it allows the child to become acquainted with our dental team, address any oral health concerns they may have, and learn the best practices for caring for their little one’s smile.
How Often Should You See a General Dentist?
Patients should see their dentist every six months for a routine dental exam and cleaning. If a patient is suffering from an oral health problem, such as gum disease, these visits should be more frequent.
Why Should a Patient Choose Your Practice?
Along with our personalized approach, we are able to perform most necessary dental procedures in-house, which means patients are able to stay in-network with their insurance. Our dental clinic also focuses on providing both exceptional comprehensive and emergency care to our patients. Additionally, we focus on each patient’s comfort and education to make sure we are partnering with them to create a customized treatment plan that will keep their smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.
There’s no better time to start caring for your smile! Contact us to schedule an appointment with our friendly dental team.