General Dentistry

A misconception about General Dentistry

Many believe they only need to visit a dentist when they experience pain or discomfort. However, regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing issues before they become painful or costly.
Not only does the staff have many years of experience, but they also remain on the cutting edge of dental technology. Their expertise and experience allow them to help the most apprehensive patients feel relaxed. The whole Whittier Dental Center team cares for patients of all ages, always providing excellent results.

General Dentistry Services at Whittier Dental Center – Your First Choice for Affordable Dental Care

At Whittier Dental Center, we know that general dentistry is the backbone of good dental health. Our experienced dental professionals offer a wide range of general dentistry services to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

The 7 Most Common General Dentistry Procedures

  1. Dental Exams and Cleanings – Regular dental exams and cleanings are important for maintaining good dental health and preventing dental problems.
  2. Fillings – Dental fillings are used to repair cavities and other dental damage caused by decay or trauma.
  3. Crowns – Dental crowns are used to restore the appearance and function of damaged or decayed teeth.
  4. Bridges – Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth and restore your smile.
  5. Dentures – Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.
  6. Root Canals – Root canals are used to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp and prevent the need for tooth extraction.
  7. Extractions – Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to treat advanced decay or trauma to the tooth.

In addition to these common procedures, we also offer a variety of other general dentistry services, including:

  • Gum disease treatment – Our team can help you prevent and treat gum disease, a serious dental problem that can lead to tooth loss and other health issues.
  • Oral cancer screenings – We offer regular oral cancer screenings to detect early signs of cancer and provide early treatment when necessary.
  • Dental sealants – We can apply dental sealants to your teeth to protect them from decay and prevent the need for fillings or other treatments.
  • Fluoride treatments – Fluoride treatments can help strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
  • TMJ treatment – If you suffer from TMJ, a painful condition affecting the jaw joint, we can provide treatments to help alleviate your symptoms.
  • Emergency care – We offer emergency dental care for patients who experience sudden dental problems, such as a toothache or broken tooth.
  • And more – Our experienced dental professionals can provide a variety of other general dentistry services to meet your needs.
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal – We can safely remove your wisdom teeth to prevent future dental problems and alleviate any discomfort.

FAQs About General Dentistry

Some Common Questions that are patients have had over the 30 years we have been serving the Los Angeles Community
Are all dentists the same?

Many people think that all dentists provide the same level of care. However, dentists have different specialties and levels of expertise. Finding a dentist who is experienced in the specific treatments and procedures you need is crucial.

Are teeth whitening harmful?

Some people believe that teeth whitening is harmful to their teeth. However, when done correctly, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It's essential to consult with your dentist before undergoing any teeth whitening treatments.

Do you only need to see a dentist when you have a problem?

Many believe they only need to see a dentist when they have a toothache or another problem. However, regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health and catching any issues early.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating various dental conditions and maintaining overall oral health. General dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages.

What is the difference between a general dentist and a specialist?

A general dentist provides comprehensive dental care and focuses on maintaining overall oral health. On the other hand, dental specialists have additional training and expertise in specific areas of dentistry, such as orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, or pediatric dentistry.

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Personalized care: Our dental professionals take the time to get to know each patient and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs.