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What is general dentistry?

General dentistry involves caring for teeth and the surrounding tissues, such as the gums and jawbones. It also involves diagnosing and treating diseases in these regions.

Dental medicine, also known as odontology, has been practiced for thousands of years. These days, it is divided into multiple sub-fields. The Federation of Dental Specialists of Quebec (FDSQ) recognizes nine affiliated specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

Who is general dentistry for?

Candidates for general dentistry have a wide range of profiles, from toddlers to seniors and everyone in between. Our patients include kids and teens, young athletes, high-powered professionals, recent retirees, etc.

No matter what your age, your mouth is a point of entry for thousands of microbes and bacteria. These organisms take advantage of diseases like swollen gums to enter the blood and cause infections. General dentistry can help prevent these occurrences.

Some general dentistry treatments are also performed to make your smile more attractive, like cosmetic dentistry and some orthodontic procedures.

Common general dentistry services

At Centre dentaire Jennifer Tardif et associés, we offer a wide range of general dentistry services for the whole family.

These include oral health checkups and cleaning. Such treatments have numerous benefits, including physical and mental well-being, confidence and self-esteem, and overall health. During your visit, we’ll also be able to check for various conditions such as cavities and gum disease.

Common general dentistry treatments:

When is a specialist needed?

General dentists are qualified to perform a wide range of dental treatments. However, some conditions require more specialized care. If this is the case for you, we’ll explain why we’ve chosen to enlist the help of a specialist. For example, an endodontist could be needed for a complex root canal treatment or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon could be needed when surgery is required.

In summary, general dentistry can be described as the full range of preventive and corrective procedures aimed at maintaining your oral health.