We think of anything described as general as a bit less important than when we describe it with other terms. For example, general dentistry doesn’t sound like a crucial component of dental care, and yet it is the very frontline of defense against all other dental conditions. That is why it is also called preventative dentistry, and why the team at Cardinal Park Family Dental in Leesburg, VA sees everyone as a candidate for general dentistry.

What a General Dentist Will Provide

As your dentist in Leesburg, we will offer you a comprehensive range of dentistry solutions, but the reason you will always be seen by our team as a candidate for general dentistry is that it is the sort of care that is required throughout your entire life. After all, our general dentist offers:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Gum care
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Specialized options like pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry and treatment for sleep apnea, among other services.

As you can see from the first few items above, everyone is a candidate for general dentistry. The dental cleanings and exams are part of the optimal approach for maintaining optimal dental health. Done at least once (but preferably twice) each year, it is what allows us to detect any issues long before they can cause you much pain, discomfort or damage.

Prevention as the Best Medicine

The opportunity to visit our office and get your general dentistry is important. As that old saying tells us, the ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is this truer than in dentistry. The single exam could let our team see that you have some signs of decay in one or more teeth, that you may be at risk for gum disease, or that your bite is off and you may need further treatment to eliminate any risks.

Not only does that exam allow us to catch everything early, and even before it starts trouble, but it also means that the time and money you spend on dental care are reduced. After all, a cleaning and a filling to address tooth decay is far less costly and time consuming than the intensive cleaning and root canal you might require without general dental care.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam in Leesburg Today

As a candidate for general dentistry, are you in need of specific treatments? If so, give us a call at our Leesburg, VA office at 703-779-2296. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.