General Dentistry

If you want optimal oral health, you need to schedule routine visits with a dental professional. At Marconi Dental, located in Carmichael, California, our dental team offers comprehensive general dentistry services. Ready to schedule your examination with Marconi Dental? Call the office today or use this website to book your appointment.

A woman smiling into a mirror after getting a general dentistry exam.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry involves a routine assessment of your oral health performed by a dentist, like our team at Marconi Dental. It includes dental exams, which are essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. In short, it is the cornerstone of dental care. 

General dentistry provides dental care to people of all ages. It relies on early diagnosis and treatment, which ensures your smile stays healthy. 

During your general dentistry exams, our team informs you of any significant findings and is happy to answer your questions or respond to concerns during your appointment. 

Why is general dentistry important?

General dentistry ensures your gums, teeth, and mouth tissues stay healthy. Even the most diligent at-home oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to maintain your oral health. Daily brushing and flossing are essential, but you are still at risk for developing cavities or gum disease if you don’t schedule dental appointments. 

During an exam, our team looks at your mouth and teeth for emerging dental conditions. If something is found, we prescribe a treatment plan to restore your oral health and keep you smiling. 

General dentistry is important because many oral health conditions don’t show symptoms until they are in an advanced stage. Scheduling a dental exam catches issues early on when they best respond to treatment. 

Taking a preventive approach to your oral health is essential and provides several advantages. That is because most oral health conditions are easier to treat in the earliest stages. When we spot an issue early, we can take quick and noninvasive interventions to preserve your teeth. 

What happens during a general dentistry exam?

During a general dentistry exam, our team inspects your mouth, gums, teeth, and tongue. Your provider will use a small hand-held mirror to view the back of your teeth and any other hard-to-see areas in your mouth. We will also take a series of dental X-rays to look for cavities or signs of decay or infection. 

Exams also involve a thorough teeth cleaning. During a cleaning, our hygienist uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Next, they floss your teeth and polish them using a gritty toothpaste and rotating brush head. 

How often should I visit the office for general dentistry?

We usually suggest scheduling an appointment every six months. But if you have an underlying oral health condition, such as gum disease, we might suggest scheduling appointments more frequently. 

What services does general dentistry offer?

Our team at Marconi Dental offers several general dentistry services, such as:

X-Rays

At Marconi Dental, we use digital X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots and jawbone. X-rays help us identify issues that might not be noticeable with a visual inspection, such as damage to tooth pulp, infection, significant decay, or bone loss. 

Cleanings

During a cleaning, our hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath the gum line. You should schedule a dental cleaning once every six months to reduce the risk of gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. 

Screening for oral cancer

An oral cancer screening inspects your tongue, cheeks, gums, and other soft tissues for abscesses, lumps, or abnormal growths. If anything appears suspicious, our team will take a biopsy to rule out oral cancer. 

Screening for gum disease

Millions of Americans have gum disease. By opting for regular screenings, our team can spot gum disease before it progresses and create a treatment plan. 

Diet and nutritional counseling

Our team offers nutritional advice. A balanced diet improves your oral health, making it less likely that you will experience tooth decay and cavities. 

Fluoride service

Our fluoride treatments strengthen your tooth enamel. We apply a fluoride solution on the visible surfaces of your teeth to help prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Sealants

Cavities are common in children. That is why we often recommend dental sealants. These plastic coatings cover the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth to block plaque and bacteria. Sealants help to prevent decay. 

These are just some of the many services included under general dentistry. During your first visit to Marconi Dental, our friendly providers are happy to explain all of the services we offer.

Are you currently accepting new patients for general dentistry services?

Absolutely! Our team at Marconi Dental is currently accepting new patients for our general dentistry services. Just call and speak with our friendly administrative staff to inquire about scheduling an appointment. 

Are you ready to learn more about the general dentistry services we offer at Marconi Dental? We are currently accepting new patients, so call our office today to learn more. You can also contact us regarding appointment availability using this website. We want you to be a part of the Marconi Dental family, so call today!