Prevention, diagnostic, and treatment of common dental problems
General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental problems. A general dentist is a primary dental care provider who is responsible for the overall oral health of their patients.
General dentists provide a wide range of services including routine dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and treatment for gum disease.
They also provide education to their patients on how to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental problems. General dentists may refer patients to specialists for more complex dental treatments, such as orthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery.