General Dentistry

Although general dentists typically forgo postgraduate dental specialist education programs, their training does not necessarily end with dental school.

General dentists acquire additional dentistry education by attending lectures and participating in hands-on workshops provided by continuing education programs. Therefore, general dentists who opt to enter into practice rather than attend specialized postgraduate training programs may still gain an advanced dental education beyond that associated with DDS and DMD degrees.

General dentists who do not perform a given treatment will provide you with a specialist referral.

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Early gum disease treatment may include tooth scaling and cleaning at three-month intervals along with use of medicated mouthwash and proper flossing. Later-stage gum disease treatment may include deep-plane scaling, periodontal surgery and laser surgery. General dentists, family dentists, periodontists and cosmetic dentists may perform gum disease treatment. However, availability of the latest material, technology and the level of expertise varies among dentists.
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In some cases, laser dentistry can replace the need to drill teeth or to use other, more invasive dental equipment. Dental lasers can be used during a bonding procedure and to remove tooth decay, replace scaling, perform periodontal surgery, enhance tooth whitening and treat some forms of sleep apnoea. General dentists, family dentists, periodontists and cosmetic dentists may perform laser dentistry. Availability of the latest technology varies among dentists. Special treatment considerations are made for infants, young children, adolescents, people with special needs and the elderly.
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Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with one of several filling materials: gold,amalgam, composite resin (white filling material) or porcelain. Each filling material has its advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist will work with you to determine which material is appropriate for you.
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Brighton Beach Dental uses Digital Radiography to produce enhanced dental images that are immediate and require 80% less radiation.
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Used in conjunction with computers or television monitors, take pictures of the outside of the tooth. Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film X-ray images.
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One such practical remedy is the use of a bite plate that has been custom-fitted by your dentist.
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Bonding is the term used to describe the process of using composite resins to "glue" materials to the surface of a tooth for restorative purposes
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If you or a family member are at a moderate-to-high risk of developing tooth decay, a professional fluoride treatment can help.
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Wisdom teeth removal is one of the more common categories of tooth extraction.

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