What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry involves the field of dentistry that provides preventative, corrective, and restorative treatment. General dentistry is ideal for every member of the family. Our main goal with general dental care is to improve the look and functionality of your smile while removing areas of decay and disease. We believe that the best way to treat dental disease is to prevent it; we strive to provide the most comprehensive and conservative dentistry available. Dr. Anthony and David Markiewicz are here to provide the general dental care that you need.
Why is General Dentistry Important?
General Dentistry is an important component of your overall oral health. General dentists are likened to being the Primary Care Physicians of your oral health. As general dentists, Dr. Anthony and David Markiewicz are equipped to provide preventative, corrective, and restorative treatment as needed. If dental issues are caught early at routine dental visits, they can usually be treated or corrected with simple dental procedures by your general dentist. Your oral health is a key component of your overall body health. In fact, numerous medical studies conducted recently have strongly suggested that there are direct links between common oral infections and serious general health conditions including cardiovascular disease. If complex or advanced care is needed, your general dentist often coordinates this treatment with various dental specialists.
What are some common General Dentistry procedures?
At Markiewicz Dental, our dentists are trained to complete a wide array of dental procedures at our Mundelein dental office.
These procedures include:
- Dental oral exams
- Hygiene therapy (cleanings)
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Periodontal treatment
- Preventative dental therapy (fluoride)
- Oral cancer screenings
- Dental sealants
- Dental fillings (resins)
- Dental crowns & bridges
- Dental onlays & inlays
- Dental veneers
- Dentures & partial dentures
- Implants & implant crowns
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal treatment
- TMD and TMJ treatment
Don’t wait until you have a problem
Many people only schedule appointments with their dentists when they have a problem like a toothache or bleeding gums;however, regular dental visits can help eliminate the need for these types of emergency appointments. When you make regular appointments with your dentist, any oral health problems you may have can be detected and treated in a timely manner. Markiewicz Dental offers top-notch dentistry in Mundelein, IL to patients of all ages and recommends everyone see their dentist at least twice per year, though some people may require more frequent visits in order to stay on top of problems like a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gum disease. When you visit your dentist regularly, you will be given thorough oral examinations to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful so you can enjoy having a great smile for the rest of your life.
When do I need to see a dental specialist?
Sometimes, your dental treatment may require more specialized dental care. Dental specialists have received advanced training in various aspects of dentistry to treat more complex or difficult cases. Often, it is best to see your General Dentist first. If they deem advanced care is needed, your General Dentist can refer you to a suitable specialist in the area.