General Dentistry

General Dentistry2018-05-07T16:42:28+00:00

General DentistryGeneral Dentistry by a Staff of Dedicated Professionals

The dentists with Alabama Family Dentistry offer all-inclusive, analytic treatment and deterrent general dentistry to patients residing in Birmingham, Gardendale, Warrior, Sumiton, and surrounding communities. The dentists and staff at all of the four sites are devoted to offering patients comprehensive dental care. Some examples of general dentistry services are periodontal disease care and tooth extraction.

Periodontal Disease

Countless adults presently have periodontal disease. Periodontal diseases span from gum irritation to grave diseases that result in significant harm to the soft tissue and bone that maintain the teeth. The leading goal of treatment is to contain the infection. The amount and kinds of treatment will differ, contingent on the degree of the gum disease. Any kind of treatment necessitates that the patient maintains day-to-day dental care at home. The doctor might likewise advise altering particular actions as a method to progress treatment results.

Indications of periodontal aka gum disease include:

  • Constant bad breath
  • Bloodshot or inflamed gums
  • Painful or bleeding gums
  • Tender chewing
  • Slack teeth
  • Irritable teeth
  • Withdrawing gums or no longer showing teeth

Periodontal disease coming to a close, slowing, or worsening hinges on how good you tend to your teeth and gums.

Tooth Extraction

Removing a tooth is essential when deterioration or an abscessed tooth is so serious that no other treatment will remedy the infection. A surgeon who focuses in surgeries of the mouth or your dentist can extract a tooth. A tooth extraction must be completed quickly if possible, to evade the spread of infection and additional critical complications. In circumstances where a root canal may not salvage the tooth, your dentist might advise that the tooth be extracted and a bridge or implant put in.

Prior to extracting your tooth, your dentist will provide you with a local anesthetic to dull the region where the tooth will be extracted. A tougher, general anesthetic might be used, particularly if numerous or all of your teeth must be extracted. General anesthetic stops pain in the entire body and will cause you to fall asleep during the process.

Keeping your teeth clean will prevent teeth extractions and periodontal disease. Our mouths are packed with germs that are continually creating a tacky, pallid film on teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Floss frequently to eradicate plaque from among teeth. Plaque that is not eliminated can solidify, developing tartar. Only an expert cleaning performed at a dentist’s office can eradicate tartar. Visit the dentist regularly for an examination and expert cleaning.

On the internet, we often see dental memes which say, “You don’t need to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep” or “Live well. Laugh often. Floss much.” It’s a lighthearted way of reminding folks how important dental care is.  Brushing and flossing at least twice a day and visiting the dentist twice a year will go a long way to helping you keep your teeth and enjoy the health benefits of having them.

Call Alabama Family Dentists to make an appointment to get on the right road.  If you just had a child, make an appointment when the first tooth comes in.  We are waiting to see you at one of our convenient offices: Warrior, Gardendale, Birmingham/Acton Rd., or Sumiton.  We are ready to help you.