General dentistry is a broad term that covers a wide range of procedures involving your oral health. These procedures are conducted by a ‘general dentist’ who is your primary dental health care provider. The dentist is responsible for diagnosing, treating as well as managing your dental health. Root canals, fillings, fixing crowns, veneers, bridges and gum care make up general dentistry. It includes preventive education, consultation and diagnostic procedures such as X-rays, CT scans and various tests to determine your dental problem.
General dentistry involves a variety of treatments:
Diagnostics: Your dentist will make the correct diagnosis of your problem by examination to decide on the right course of treatment. He or she may recommend X-rays or other tests so as to determine the problem with your teeth or gums.