General Dentistry

Your oral health can impact your overall health and give you clues about what might be going on in your body. This is why proper oral hygiene and dental care is critical. Some of the health issues that your oral health could contribute to are:

Health conditions that may impact your oral health include:

One of the best ways to protect your oral and overall health is by visiting the dentist every 6 months for an exam and cleaning. The team at Glow Up Dentistry in Richmond offers many general dental services. In this article, we’ll explain what general dentistry is, as well as highlight a couple of our top general services.

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What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the area of dentistry focused on diagnosing and treating a variety of dental issues. Approximately 80% of dental practitioners are general dentists, making them the most common professionals in the field. The other 20% are specialists: endodontists, periodontists, pediatric dentists, and more.

A general dentist also referred to as a family dentist, works with patients of all ages, providing checkups, exams, and cleanings. General dentists can perform some treatments, such as cavity fillings, sealants, simple extractions, and more. However, if you need more specialized treatment, they will typically refer you to a specialist that is familiar with the care you need.

Why Do I Need a General Dentist?

A general dentist is important for your oral and overall health. They will be able to diagnose and treat issues before they escalate. If you need a simple extraction, wisdom tooth removal, cavity fillings, fluoride treatment, or some restorative and cosmetic procedures, a general dentist can help. If your general dentist is unable to perform the procedures you need, they will refer you to a specialist. The good news is, we offer many services at Glow Up Dentistry, so you won’t have to go to another clinic. We can treat everything here.

We Give You Many Ways to Maintain a Beautiful Smile

We offer a wide range of dental care at Glow Up Dentistry in Richmond. These services can help you restore and maintain your beautiful smile. Some of our top services include:

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when an infection has gotten into the tooth pulp, which is where the nerves and blood vessels are.

The dentist will start by making a small hole in the tooth. This will allow the infected pulp to be removed. Once the pulp is out, the tooth will be cleaned and disinfected. This will remove the remaining bacteria and reduce the risk of re-infection.

The tooth will then be filled with a biocompatible material to support the structure of the tooth. The hole will be sealed with a dental filling and, if necessary, a crown may be placed on the tooth to protect it.

This procedure allows us to salvage the structure of your natural tooth. The procedure can sometimes be completed in one appointment, though more complex situations may require a second appointment. You can expect to spend up to 3 hours in the dental chair, depending on the complexity of the tooth.

Autism Dentist

While many clinics are not equipped to offer treatment for special needs patients, Glow Up Dentistry is. Special needs can describe emotional, physical, developmental, or behavioral conditions including:

We understand that these patients require specialized care, including:

If you or a loved one has special needs, please let our team know. We will make sure that we include that as part of the treatment plan.

How Often Should I See My Dentist?

You should be visiting the dentist at least every 6 months for an exam and cleaning. This will allow us to monitor your oral health and prevent or provide early treatment for any issues that do come up.

If you have a dental issue between appointments, you should come into the office immediately. This allows us to treat the issue right away instead of allowing it to escalate and require extensive treatment.

The Best General Dentist in Richmond, Texas

The team at Glow Up Dentistry in Richmond, TX offers many dental services from general exams and cleanings to specialized treatment. We can help you achieve and maintain your picture-perfect smile. Schedule your consultation today and tour the clinic so that you can see what we can do for you.

We are located at 10310 Grand Parkway in Richmond. You can visit the website to schedule an appointment today.


General Dentistry FAQs

If you have any questions, you can contact the office or send us a message. We will be happy to address your questions/concerns. Below are some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about general dentistry services.

Yes, a general dentist can perform simple extractions and some surgical, depending on the complexity of the situation and your sedation needs. We offer minimal sedation, which allows you to remain conscious, but not feel anything.

Dental implants require specialized training in implantology.

Root canal therapy is typically performed by an endodontist. They have specialized training to know how to successfully complete the procedure.

Yes, a general dentist can remove wisdom teeth, unless the teeth are impacted and require extensive oral surgery. In this case, you would be referred to an oral surgeon.

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