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What You Need to Know About General Dentistry Procedures

Find out what treatment options and care our general dentist can provide your family. 

Just as your primary care physician is the first doctor you turn to for preventive care, checkups, and treatments, a general dentist is going to be the first doctor you turn to for dental care. At our convenient Asheville and Hendersonville, NC locations our dentist Dr. Eric Dollinger provides adults and families with the dentistry they need to keep teeth and gums healthy. Here are some of the most common general dentistry procedures we perform at our practice:

Prophylactic Cleanings

Along with brushing and flossing your teeth, visiting your Asheville, NC, dentist regularly for exams and cleanings are crucial for good oral health. It’s during these visits that we:

  • Remove plaque and tartar buildup to reduce your risk for cavities and gum disease
  • Check for dental problems early on such as the early stages of gingivitis and decay
  • Look for warning signs of oral cancer
  • Detect teeth grinding and provide custom mouthguards
  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Improve your overall health
  • Remove surface stains and brighten your smile

Since issues such as gum disease and decay can develop rapidly, it’s important that you come into our practice every six months for checkups, even if everything feels and looks great.

Dental Fillings 

A filling is used to restore a tooth after a cavity. If you’re dealing with tooth pain it’s important that you see us right away, as this is a telltale sign of decay. Once we spot the decay, we will need to remove it to prevent it from spreading deeper within the tooth. From there, we will need to rebuild the tooth by placing a moldable tooth-colored resin over the areas that have been drilled away.

Dental Crown 

A crown is one of the most commonly placed dental restorations because they are often our go-to when you are dealing with an injured or severely decayed tooth. This tooth-shaped cap is placed over the tooth where it is cemented into place to cover and preserve what’s left of your tooth’s natural structure. A crown can also be used to cover a dental implant or secure a dental bridge in place if you need to replace one or more missing teeth.

Fluoride Treatment 

As your general dentist, there are a lot of preventive measures we like to take to protect you and your family’s smiles from decay. Fluoride treatment is a great way to reduce your risk for cavities. If you aren’t getting enough fluoride through drinking water and your diet, our dental team will be able to tell. When you come into our office every six months for cleaning, we will also apply fluoride to the teeth to strengthen and protect tooth enamel.

If you are looking for a dentist in Asheville or Hendersonville, NC, that can provide you with trustworthy and reliable general dentistry, then turn to Dr. Dollinger and his caring team at Upwards Dental. To schedule an appointment, call us at (828) 251-1399, (828) 595-9177, or (828) 251-5800.

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