A general dentist provides routine dental health care and is the first doctor a person sees when they have concerns about their dental health. Some of the other treatments a patient may receive from a general dentist such as Dr. Tran are:
General dentists have earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. Patients should easily be able to see his credentials and degrees, with diplomas and certificates on the wall in a prominent place. General dentists represent the dental profession to their patients, and should look and act professional during appointments. They should keep accurate records of a person’s dental health, and their office staff and hygienist should be friendly and knowledgeable. But even more important than the above characteristics is the way the dentist treats their patients.
The preferred general dentist eases their patients’ anxieties about dentistry and can provide them with pain-free or nearly pain-free dental procedures. Dr. My G. Tran offers painless dentistry techniques to resolve any anxiety a person may have about going to a dental exam
The foundation of any general dentistry practice remains the dental check-up or annual exam. Some dentists prefer to see their patients twice per year. Even if a person takes excellent care of your teeth on a regular basis, dental problems can still occur. For this reason, everyone should have a routine dental exam
During your dental exam, Dr. Tran will see if your mouth shows signs of tooth decay, gum problems, oral cancer, or any other potential dental problems. A dental exam will also include a dental cleaning that removes tartar from your teeth and prevents cavities from developing. The cleaning will help remove the debris from your teeth that you just can’t reach when you brush and floss and help keep your back teeth healthy and cavity-free.
To ensure that every area of a person’s teeth is seen, a dental exam will most likely include x-rays of the teeth. X-rays are performed to enable the dentist to see the insides of the teeth and areas under fillings and crowns. If Dr. Tran sees any reason for concern, he and the patient will form a plan for solving the problem.
Dr. Tran’s goal is to ease any concerns his patients may have about your oral health, and to provide his patients with the education to keep their teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Contact Dr. Tran today for a consultation or to make an appointment. Please feel free to voice any concerns you may have before the appointment. Dr. Tran is happy to help you have the healthiest smile possible.