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General Dentistry

Personalized and Comfortable General Dental Procedures

When it comes to finding a reliable and proficient general dentist, look no further than Epic Smiles Dentists. With a focus on optimal comfort and comprehensive dental care, Dr. Javid Pour-Ghasemi stands out as a top choice for patients seeking exceptional dental services. 

With convenient locations in Richmond and Conroe, Texas, Epic Smiles serves the Greater Houston area, ensuring accessible and exceptional dental care for the community.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry encompasses a wide range of dental treatments and services aimed at maintaining oral health and preventing dental issues. It serves as the foundation for a healthy smile by focusing on preventive care, early diagnosis, and treatment of common dental problems. General dentists are the primary providers of dental care for individuals of all ages and offer comprehensive services to address various oral health needs.

How Can You Benefit from General Dentistry Treatments?

Preventive Care

General dentistry focuses on preventive care to help you maintain good oral health. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can detect early signs of dental issues, allowing for timely intervention and preventing further complications.

Early Diagnosis and Treatment

General dentists are skilled in diagnosing common dental problems, including cavities, gum disease, and oral infections. By identifying these issues early on, dentists can initiate appropriate treatments to prevent the progression of dental diseases.

Personalized Treatment Plans

General dentists develop personalized treatment plans based on your oral health needs and goals. They take into account factors such as your dental history, lifestyle, and preferences to create a tailored approach to your dental care.

Education and Guidance

General dentists educate and guide patients on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and diet recommendations. They offer valuable tips and techniques to maintain oral health and prevent future dental problems.

Our General Dentistry Services

Teeth Cleaning: Essential for Maintaining Oral Health

Regular dental examinations and cleanings are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. Epic Smiles recommends visiting our office at least every six months for teeth cleaning. Our skilled dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar, detect early signs of periodontal disease and dental cavities, and provide expert flossing. These preventive measures help keep your smile healthy and identify any concerns before they escalate.

Gingivitis Therapy: Taking Care of Your Gums

Oral health goes beyond having a bright, white smile. At Epic Smiles, we emphasize the importance of gum health. We offer gingivitis therapy to address early-stage gum disease and prevent its progression. If you experience tender, swollen gums or bleeding during flossing, you may have gingivitis. Our dental professionals will develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce the risk of gingivitis and restore your gum health.

Periodontal Therapy (SRP): Halting the Progression of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease requires attention and timely treatment. At Epic Smiles, we provide periodontal therapy, also known as scaling and root planing (SRP), to stop the progression of gum disease. Our experienced team will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots below the gum line, promoting healthier gums and preventing further complications. 

Injections for Migraines, TMD & Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Relieving Pain with Precision

At Epic Smiles, we offer injectables to treat jaw pain, migraines associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and teeth grinding (bruxism). These treatments target the underlying causes of pain, providing relief and improved quality of life. Our skilled dentists will administer the injections with precision, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

Emergency Dentistry: Prompt Care When You Need It

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and at Epic Smiles, we are prepared to handle them promptly. If you experience severe dental pain, dental trauma, postoperative pain, dental or gingival abscesses, or any other urgent dental issue, please contact our office immediately. Our experienced team will provide the necessary evaluation and treatment to alleviate discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit a general dentist?

It’s best to visit a general dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs and the recommendation of your dentist. Some individuals with specific dental conditions may require more frequent visits, while others with excellent oral health may need fewer appointments.

How can I maintain good oral hygiene at home?

Maintaining good oral hygiene at home is crucial for overall oral health. Here are some practices to follow:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce plaque and gingivitis.
  • Limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages.
  • Avoid tobacco use, as it can lead to various oral health issues.
  • Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

What is the difference between a general dentist and periodontist?

A general dentist provides comprehensive oral health care services, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. They diagnose and treat various dental conditions, and perform routine check-ups. General dentists may also refer patients to specialists for more complex treatments. 

On the other hand, a periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases. They specialize in managing the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums, bone, and connective tissues. 

Does dental insurance cover general dentistry treatments?

Dental insurance plans typically cover a range of general dentistry treatments, but the coverage can vary depending on the specific insurance plan and provider. Review your dental insurance policy or contact your insurance provider to understand the details of your coverage for general dentistry treatments.

Serving the Greater Houston Area with Affordable General Dentistry

By prioritizing patient comfort, utilizing advanced techniques, and maintaining a commitment to exceptional oral health, our Epic Smiles dentists have established themselves as a trusted choice for individuals seeking reliable and comprehensive dental care in the Greater Houston area. Schedule an appointment today and experience the exceptional care and expertise provided by Epic Smiles Dentists. 

Call our Aliana, TX, location at (281) 903-5635 or our Conroe, TX, location at (936) 539-9400 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from Richmond, Houston, and Willis.