Are you looking for a preventative dental care provider?
A healthy smile that is free of any health issue is achievable with preventive dental care. Taking care of your oral health should be a priority since it directly impacts your overall health. When your teeth, gums, and jaw are healthy, your overall health improves as well. General dentistry is the key to preventive dental care. As your expert general dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Angie Gribble Hedlund can provide you with all the preventive care you need to remain in good oral health.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry covers a wide range of dental services focus on maintaining overall oral health. As your general dentist, Dr. Hedlund will diagnose, treat, and prevent common dental issues. She offers services that include routine dental check-ups, professional teeth cleanings, dental fillings, preventive care, and patient education. Your general dentist will also address concerns such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections.
The cornerstone of general dentistry is the dental checkups. Regular dentist appointments are vital for maintaining optimal oral health. We recommend scheduling preventative dental appointments with our office at least once every six months. These regular appointments will help prevent potential dental problems and detect issues in their early stages.
If Dr. Hedlund discovers a dental problem, she provides treatments to restore your oral health. This will include procedures like gum disease treatments, tooth filling, dental crowns, dental bridges, and tooth extractions.
General dentistry serves as the foundation for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing more complex issues. Regular visits to a general dentist are essential for preventive care, timely interventions, and promoting a lifetime of good oral health.
The Importance of Routine Dentist Appointments
Regular dental appointments will include many things. We will clean and polish your teeth, screen for various oral health issues, take X-rays when necessary, and provide personalized oral hygiene guidance.
A dental cleaning is very important. A registered dental hygienist will scrape away built-up plaque and tartar. Then they will polish your teeth and floss them leaving your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It will harden into a tough substance called tartar that adheres to teeth if it is not removed from your teeth daily. Tartar can only be removed by with a professional dental cleaning. Plaque and tartar contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
A trained professional can spot the signs of dental problems and intervene with the proper treatment. Dr. Hedlund can identify cavities, gum disease, and oral infections before they develop into bigger issues. Treating dental problems in the early stages is often less invasive and more cost effective.
Ignoring tooth decay, gum disease, or infections can lead to serious oral health problems. Untreated decay progresses, causing pain and potential tooth loss. Gum disease can result in gum recession and tooth loss. Infections can spread to other parts of your body leading to systemic issues. Early intervention is crucial to prevent complications and maintain optimal oral health.
Dr. Hedlund uses dental X-Rays to help diagnose certain oral health issues and prevent major problems. They allow her to see cavities, look at your tooth roots, check on developing teeth, and aid in diagnosing periodontal disease. We typically take them once a year or as needed.
Dr. Hedlund’s General Dentistry Services
As your trusted general dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund is proud to offer you preventative dental care. Our general dentistry services in Alpharetta are comprehensive to ensure that we can meet the unique needs of every smile.
We serve patients of all ages. In addition to standard cleanings and exams, Esthetic Dental Solutions also offers the following dental services.
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea, or bruxism, or play impact sports benefit the most from our custom mouthguards. Your dentist will create your mouthguard and personalize it to your smile to prevent discomfort.
Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards that take a one-size-fits-all approach to your tooth protection, we ensure that your mouthguard fits firmly and securely over your teeth.
We offer emergency dentistry services for our patients. Whether you’re experiencing a knocked-out tooth or unexplained tooth pain, we aim to see you as soon as possible to help you avoid further discomfort and tooth loss.
Our team is here when you need us the most to provide compassionate care. Whatever your dental emergency may be, our team is here to help aid you in healing and get you healthy as fast as possible.
Our entire team looks forward to welcoming your family to our office. Our family dentistry services allow us to work with patients of all ages, including children and seniors. Parents love the convenience of being able to make one trip to the dentist to have their entire family treated. Since everyone has different dental needs at every stage of life, we will tailor each treatment to the patient.
Even if you have not visited the dentist in a while, we want you to know that you are welcome in our office. Regardless of what stage you are in with your dental care, we can help you get back on track to good dental health.
For our most anxious patients, we provide sedation dentistry solutions. Our office strives to be a place of tranquility for all of our patients, even those suffering from dental anxiety. Our office offers much-advanced sedation as well as anesthetic options to help our patients remain calm and comfortable during each appointment.
Our goal is to make your experiences with us pleasant and relaxing every step of the way. With personalized sedative options, we will help you feel relaxed and calm before, during, and after your procedure.
We want to help you avoid expensive dental issues by providing thorough dental cleanings and exams. Schedule your preventive care appointment online today or call our office at 678-352-1333 with any specific dental concerns. Our dental office serves patients from Alpharetta, Roswell, North Fulton County, and beyond.