General Dentistry in Stone Mountain and Snellville is provided by our general family dentists and their dental team at Sugarloaf Smiles.. Our patients come from near and far to experience warm, individualized, expert dentistry.
Our dentists and their longtime staffers are proud to use the best, most modern technology, methods and equipment to provide state-of-the-art dental care. These new technologies allow her to diagnose dental problems at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning, customized restorations.
When you visit, you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced dental care served up with old-fashioned courtesy and individual attention.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry is the branch of dental medicine involving the care and prevention of oral health conditions, diseases and disorders. A dentist’s job is to use preventative care and patient education to preclude the need for treatments and instead promote a healthy smile for life. Dentists are also responsible for diagnosing conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, gums and jaws, as well as develop the most effective treatment plan with the patient’s best interests in mind.
General dentists attend and complete dental school to achieve a Doctor of Dental Surgery or a Doctor of Dental Medicine. At that time, dentists may take national and state certification exams, which prove a dentist’s proficiency to practice. Upon passing the exams, state licensure is awarded on an individual basis.
General dentists typically do not focus on any particular specialty, instead opting to provide generalized dental care to patients. In some cases, general dentists may refer a patient to a specialty provider for care or treatment that is beyond the scope of general dentistry. However, most general dentists are capable of providing complete examinations, cleanings, root canals, restorations, extractions and tooth prosthetics.
General dentistry is best when patients use it for preventive care, rather than for corrective treatment. By visiting Atlanta Dental Team in Stone Mountain or Snellville, Georgia, our team of dentists, hygienists and dental technicians can address your dental needs. It is important to have bi-annual teeth cleanings and examinations to avoid decay and identify potential oral health conditions, such as periodontal disease, in their earliest stages.