Gentle Care For a Healthy Smile
General dentistry is a fundamental part of the defense against oral infections. While maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine is crucial, regular dental appointments at Panneton Dental Group will give your smile added protection and extra shine.
The best way to take care of your oral health is to practice preventive dental care. Panneton Dental Group has created a preventive program for our patients to ensure beautiful, healthy smiles for a lifetime. Our preventive program is a collaborative effort between our Omaha and La Vista dentists, patients, and our dental team to preserve the natural dentition and support mouth structures. It works by preventing the onset, progression, and recurrence of oral diseases and dental issues.
Discover how our preventive services can help improve your oral health and the quality of your smile.
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry mainly focuses on prevention, diagnostic treatments, and treatment of dental problems. All services provided by our Omaha and La Vista offices form part of a full range of general dental services.
It’s important to have proper oral hygiene to maintain optimal oral health, but it’s just as necessary to consult with a professional. General dentistry goes further by providing professional services such as teeth cleanings and exams and giving you advice on how to care for your smile at home.
Our Comprehensive Services
Teeth Cleanings and Exams
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits at home is one of the most important parts of your preventive dental care. Unfortunately, regular brushing and flossing may fail to get hard-to-reach areas, which can lead to the accumulation of tartar and harbor unwanted bacteria. These bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease, leading to more invasive treatments down the road if they’re not professionally removed.
Scheduling routine dental cleanings and exams allows our team to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums so we can remove built-up plaque and tartar. We encourage patients to schedule routine checkups at our Omaha or La Vista office once every six months or at least twice a year.
Dental X-rays are an integral part of your routine dental appointment. We take these high-quality images to accurately and safely detect any hidden dental problems or abnormalities. They also help us provide you with a customized treatment plan so any issues can be addressed effectively. Our X-rays are safe, fast, and only taken when necessary.
Prexion® 3D Imaging
We utilize Prexion® 3D imaging to get an in-depth view of a specific area of your face. With Prexion, we can see bone structure and density, tissues, and nerves in greater detail. This helps us make a more accurate diagnosis and a more personalized treatment plan. Our Prexion scanner is quick, easy, and comfortable — resulting in a more positive patient experience, shorter treatment time, and enhanced results.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition affecting the teeth’s supporting and surrounding soft tissues. Our Omaha and La Vista dentists offer periodontal treatment to reverse the effects of gum disease and get your oral health back on track. No matter how advanced your gum disease is, we offer a variety of treatments to ensure you get the care you need.
Benefits of General Dentistry
General dentistry plays a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing your oral health. At Panneton Dental Group, we believe in the power of preventive care to safeguard your smile for a lifetime.
Here are some key benefits of our general dentistry services:
- Early Detection and Prevention: Regular check-ups enable the early detection of potential dental issues, allowing for timely intervention and prevention of further complications.
- Professional Teeth Cleaning: Thorough cleaning by dental professionals removes stubborn plaque, tartar, and bacteria, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Customized Treatment Plans: Utilization of advanced technologies allows for tailored treatment plans, ensuring precise and effective care for individual needs.
- Periodontal Treatment Expertise: Specialized treatments are available to address gum disease at various stages, restoring oral health and preventing its progression.
- Comprehensive Oral Health Maintenance: Regular examinations and cleanings, even for those with a diligent at-home oral hygiene routine, are essential for early issue detection and prevention.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Even if you practice good oral hygiene, your teeth can still accumulate plaque, which can harbor unwanted bacteria. Plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed professionally at the dentist’s office.
The bacteria in both substances can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. That’s why it’s crucial to visit your general dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings and examinations at least once every six months.
Preventive dentistry is designed to prevent oral health problems and keep your oral health supported while preventing the need for more costly and invasive procedures. During regular dental checks, your dentist will detect any oral health issues and provide the right treatment to prevent the problem from developing.
Most dental procedures are as comfortable as possible. Modern advancements in dentistry, along with your general dentist’s approach, aim to minimize any potential discomfort. If you have any concerns about pain or discomfort, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your dentist. Your comfort and well-being are your dentist’s top priorities.
To minimize the chances of gum disease and tooth decay, you must practice good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene includes:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Flossing daily
- Rinsing in between meals
- Visiting your general dentist for biannual exams