GENERAL DENTISTRY AGOURA HILLS
For many people, there is one dentist that they see more than any other. That is a general dentist. General dentistry is highly oriented towards prevention of diseases and other serious problems of the teeth and overall oral health. A general dentist stops tooth decay progression and does regular check-ups and cleanings. They help patients to avoid progression of oral diseases because if they are left untreated, they may result in pain, tooth loss and lost time at work because of long treatments and numerous visits at the dentist office.
A general dentist is responsible for the correct treatment, diagnosis and overall coordination of treatment plans and services to fit all your needs. If you may need some of a more specialized treatment, your general dentist may work in a team with other specialists, just to make sure that you get the best care that is possible.
Our general dentist Dr. Kam provides the best dental care for people of all ages. During a routine visit, he will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth. Moreover, he may recommend a professional teeth cleaning. He will discuss your dental and oral health as well as provide you with tips on the best ways to improve your individual case. If the doctor notices any signs of tooth decay or more serious complications, he will offer you the best treatment for the condition.
80% of all dentists in the USA practice general dentistry. Unlike other specialists that focus on a particular procedure, general dentists provide a wide spectrum of services in order to help you to maintain good oral health. This includes such services as:
- Restorative procedures: includes removing tooth decay and placing fillings on the affected teeth. This is one of the most common procedures. What’s more, the general dentist will provide you with the treatment in case of dental trauma. That includes such cases as: knocked-out tooth, a broken, loosened or the chipped tooth, etc. Moreover, Dr. Kam can effectively diagnose and treat symptoms of tooth pain or periodontal disease. He may also offer you advanced treatments such as orthodontic, root canal therapy or dental implants if necessary. In a case of missing teeth, our specialists will offer you bridges, crowns or even dentures.
- Preventive procedures: help you to stop diseases before they take over your whole mouth. Regular checkups and professional dental cleanings help you to maintain good oral health and prevent further diseases. A general dentist will provide you with preventive treatments (for example, sealants) if they are needed, to improve your oral health and give you some informative tips on how to improve your oral hygiene at home. Also, if you are a very active person or you are into sports (such as basketball, baseball, boxing, etc.) your general dentist might suggest fabricating you a custom-made mouth guard to prevent dental traumas.
- Cosmetic procedures: nowadays, more and more people want to get the best aesthetic result of their smile and get those sparkling white and straight teeth. That’s why Dr. Kam offers a big variety of cosmetic procedures to make his patients happy and confident about their smile. At Agoura Hills Dentist you are able to get teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and even porcelain veneers procedures. Our dentist is an artist, who is able to give you a smile makeover!
- Overall health: a general dentist is qualified enough to diagnose general diseases that affect your oral health. For example, some dental problems may arise, not only in your mouth, but in the other parts of your body as well. Untreated diseases can lead to uncontrollable diabetes, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, or even complicated pregnancy. Our specialists are well trained to identify such issues and treat them really quickly. Oral health can seem act as mirror to your general health. One of the most common concerns a dentist may notice is sleep apnea. It can be treated with an oral appliance and help you to improve your quality of sleep and even the relationship with your sleeping partner. A general dentist can give you advice about nutrition and diet in order to improve your oral health and even tell you about all the risky foods that may increase the possibility of having tooth decay. Moreover, we will provide you with information about how to quit tobacco and other wellness tips.
You should come to preventive checkups every six months, or whenever you have any concerns (such as tooth pain, sensitivity, or bleeding gums) about the quality of your oral health. Maybe you are just interested in some cosmetic procedures? Never hesitate to call us at Agoura Advanced Dentistry to schedule your appointment. Remember that paying attention to good oral hygiene at home and keeping up with the recommended schedule of your routine appointments is the best way to prevent further tooth decay and save your healthy, bright-looking smile for a lifetime.
Our team is waiting for you today! Give us a call and arrange your appointment at Agoura Hills Dentist: (818) 874-3533.