Lifetime Dental Specializes in General Dentistry in Lake Forest
What is general dentistry? General and family dentistry is the branch of medicine involving the care and prevention of oral health conditions, diseases, and disorders. A dentist’s job is to use preventative care and patient education to prevent the need for treatments and instead promote a healthy smile for life. At Lifetime Dental, we are responsible for diagnosing conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, gums and jaws, as well as develop the most effective treatment plan with each patient’s best interests in mind.
In general dentistry, general dentists attend and complete dental school to achieve a Doctor of Dental Surgery or a Doctor of Dental Medicine. At that time, dentists may take national and state certification exams, which prove a dentist’s proficiency to practice. Upon passing the exams, state licensure is awarded on an individual basis.
General dentists typically do not focus on any particular area of dentistry, instead opting to provide generalized dental care to patients. In some cases, general dentists may refer a patient to a specialty provider for care or treatment that is beyond the scope of general dentistry. However, most general dentists are capable of providing complete examinations, cleanings, root canals, restorations, extractions, and tooth prosthetics.
General dentistry is most effective when patients use it for preventive care, rather than for corrective treatment. By visiting a dentist and their team of hygienists and dental technicians twice a year for cleaning and examination, patients can avoid decay and identify potential oral health conditions (such as periodontal disease) in their earliest stages.
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Lifetime Dental can provide you with the best General Dentistry in Lake Forest. Visit our office, conveniently located at 23731 El Toro Road, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92630 by calling 949-581-8109, or by filling out our Contact Us form.