General Dentistry Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Antonio, TX

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General Dentistry services offered in San Antonio, TX
Taking care of your teeth is a partnership between you and your dentist. At Preva Dental in San Antonio, Texas, experienced dentist Prathima Rasamsetty, DDS, and her team provide comprehensive general dentistry services, including routine checkups, teeth cleaning, fillings, dental implants, root canals, and gum disease treatment. To find out more or arrange a consultation, call Preva Dental today or book an appointment online.
General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry focuses on oral health and keeping your teeth in good condition. The general dentists at Preva Dental are your first point of contact for routine dental care — they can diagnose and treat any issue that affects your teeth and gums.

Common conditions include:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Infections
  • Sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Lost teeth
  • Broken teeth

The team at Preva Dental boasts considerable experience in identifying and treating these issues.

What services fall under general dentistry?

General dentistry covers a wide range of oral health services, including:

  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Mouthguard fitting
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Root canals

Another vital aspect of general dentistry is preventive care.

What part does preventive care play in general dentistry?

Like other health care providers, dentists would much rather help you avoid problems like tooth decay and extractions. A significant portion of the Preva Dental team’s work focuses on preventive dentistry, starting with your routine dental checkups.

Attending an annual checkup enables your dentist to examine your teeth in detail for the earliest signs of decay and gum disease. They can take digital X-rays that identify even the tiniest areas of decay, so you get treatment at the earliest stage.

Regular professional teeth cleanings are also important. No matter how effectively you brush at home, there are areas you miss that need attention. Brushing won’t remove hardened plaque (calculus) from your teeth either. Your dentist or hygienist can also give you expert advice on caring for your teeth.

How often should I see my dentist?

For most people, a checkup every six months is about right. If you have particular problems or conditions that need monitoring, you might need to see your dentist more often. They tell you after each visit when to make your next appointment, usually twice a year. 

If you have any issues, like toothache, pain in your jaw or when you eat, or bad breath, you can make an appointment between your routine checkups. If you develop a severe toothache or other problems that need urgent attention, contact the emergency dental care service.

For all your general dentistry needs, call Preva Dental today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.