Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentists located in
Upper East Side, New York, NY
General dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care, including teeth cleanings, oral exams, oral X-rays, and preventive screenings. At Gershon Dental, in New York City, Roger Gershon, DDS, and Andrew Gershon, DDS, provide a variety of general dentistry services to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice, call the office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or schedule online today.
What is general dentistry?
General dentistry is an oral health specialty that diagnoses and treats injuries and illnesses affecting your teeth and gums. General dentists, like those at Gershon Dental, also provide nutritional counseling, teach patients how to maintain good oral hygiene, and provide preventive services like X-rays and oral exams.
Even if your teeth and gums appear healthy, it’s important to participate in general dentistry. Routine visits to Gershon Dental provide an easy and effective way to preserve your smile for years to come.
What services does general dentistry provide?
Gershon Dental provides an array of general dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your mouth. During an exam, your Gershon Dental provider uses a handheld mirror to observe your teeth, gums, cheek, and tongue. If they uncover any abnormalities, they can order additional tests, like X-rays or a biopsy.
Teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from between your teeth and beneath your gums. Even if you brush and floss daily, it’s important to schedule professional teeth cleaning two times a year. Doing so can significantly reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease.
Oral X-rays use electronic sensors and small amounts of ionized radiation to capture detailed images of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone. Gershon Dental uses oral X-rays to detect potentially serious health problems invisible to the naked eye.
Treatment of gum disease
If you develop gingivitis or periodontitis, you’re also more likely to experience gum recession and bone loss. Gum disease treatments like scaling and root planing can preserve your smile and prevent the need for more extensive procedures like gum graft surgery.
If you regularly experience cavities, your Gershon Dental provider might recommend fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral found in many foods and water sources. When applied to your teeth, it strengthens the enamel, reducing the risk of decay.
Do I need to schedule a general dentistry appointment more than once a year?
Gershon Dental recommends you schedule a general dentistry appointment every six months. Regular visits present an opportunity to build a relationship with your dentist and can help catch potentially serious oral health problems early on.
To explore the benefits of general dentistry, make an appointment at Gershon Dental by calling the office, or scheduling online.