General dentistry deals with diagnosing the factors that are contributing to your poor oral health, and then correcting or eliminating them through an array of treatments.
You should see Ohio general dentist Dr. Raymond Sheridan at least twice a year to maintain optimal levels of oral health. When you visit Dr. Sheridan, you will receive a comprehensive dental exam. This will include a review of your dental history, as well as a soft tissue and periodontal exam. X-rays of your temporomandibular joint and panoramic x-rays of your teeth will likely be taken. From this information, Dr. Sheridan will then determine a treatment plan to address any potential problems. The goal is to restore your oral health, which includes your teeth, gums, jaw, and supporting structures.
General dentistry can address the following dental issues:
- Periodontal disease or Infected gums
- A misaligned bite
- Teeth that are cracked, crooked or decayed
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Teeth that have been lost due to trauma or poor oral hygiene
- Unevenly spaced teeth