General Treatment

The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

Oral health is an essential component of overall general health. In fact, medical research has revealed links between common oral infections and serious general health conditions including cardiovascular disease. It is therefore of the utmost importance to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

Tooth tips for tots videoCare for oral hygiene should start in childhood, so that oral health-promoting habits can develop early. Even toddlers can benefit from a trip to the dentist's office to be examined for early signs of tooth decay. It is also important for children to have office visits because this is how they become accustomed to the the dental office where many important preventive services will be performed throughout childhood to adulthood. Every stage of life carries with it particular oral health concerns, and Dr. Young and his team are trained to address each and every one of them.

All practicing dentists complete a four-year dental school program and then take a rigorous exam to become licensed to practice in a particular state. Dentists then periodically take continuing education courses to stay abreast of new research and technology.

General Dentistry Procedures

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

  • Cleanings & Oral Exams to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease
  • Crowns & Bridgework to replace lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
  • Dental Implants to replace diseased or missing teeth
  • Extractions to remove diseased teeth that cannot be saved
  • Fillings to restore decayed teeth
  • Oral Cancer Screenings to detect a deadly disease that can be treated when caught early
  • Removable Dentures to help you smile again
  • Root Canal Treatment to rescue diseased teeth
  • Sealants to help prevent cavities
  • TMD Treatment to treat pain of the jaw joint known as TMJ that can interfere with biting and chewing
  • Tooth Decay Prevention to keep your natural teeth healthy as long as possible

When to Visit the Dentist

Dental appointment.Many people only go to the dentist when they realize something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing opportunities to preventive oral health services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least twice per year.

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don't miss out on the many benefits Dr. Young's general dentistry offers you and your family!