At Premier Dental Care and Implant Centers, general dentistry in Lancaster and Palmdale, CA is the foundation of our whole practice. It’s also the basis of your oral health. General dentistry is very much aimed at ensuring the continued health of your teeth and gums, which in turn helps with total body wellness.
General dentistry is also focused on preventative care. By following our guidance and visiting our office regularly, you can help keep your mouth healthy and stop problems early, before they get out of control.
If you practice good oral hygiene and go to routine dental visits, you’re less likely to need more extensive cosmetic or restorative dental treatments. Below are the general dentistry services available at our locations.
General Dentistry in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA
It’s recommended that you get a dental cleaning every six months at our office. Our hygienists use specialized tools that are aimed at getting plaque and tartar buildup that you may not be able to reach. These deep cleanings minimize the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
When tooth decay spreads into your tooth, it creates a cavity. Dental fillings are used to fill that cavity back in once the infected tissue has been removed. We offer dental fillings in a variety of different materials, but composite white fillings are ideal to blend in with the natural tooth.
Whether you’re experiencing a knocked-out tooth or a broken dental restoration, we know that a dental emergency can happen at any time. If you find yourself with a dental emergency, call our office immediately. We’ll get you in as soon as possible to make sure you’re taken care of.
No matter the age, dental care is important to keep everyone’s mouth healthy. That’s why our office locations take care of patients of all ages. Different age groups are more likely to experience different dental problems, so we make sure you’re getting the care you need for your specific needs.
We aim to keep up to date with the latest dental technology to make treatment easier, faster, and more comfortable for our patients. Laser dentistry can perform treatments for things like gum disease and a gummy smile. It’s more precise, less invasive, and offers faster healing times than other methods.
Contact sports can mean the potential for dental emergencies. Custom-made sports mouthguards protect the teeth from damage. Our custom mouthguards also stay in better than store-bought and make continued team communication easy.
Even the smallest smiles need quality dental care. We offer a positive demeanor and personalized care to make sure your little one has a great experience in the dentist office.
When an infection gets to the dental pulp and nerves inside a tooth, a root canal is required to take care of it. We remove the infected soft tissue and clean the inside of the tooth to make sure no further infection occurs.
Many patients suffer from dental anxiety or other issues that can make even dental cleanings difficult for them. Sedation allows them to remain calm and get the care they need. It’s also available for extensive, longer dental procedures.
We aim to save your natural tooth whenever possible, but sometimes the best option is extraction. For impacted wisdom teeth, dental overcrowding, or severe damage or infection, extraction can be your best option.
General Dental FAQs
If you would like to learn more about the general dental care we offer at Premier Dental Care, you may read these answers to these common patient questions:
When should I bring my child to their first dental visit?
We recommend that parents bring their children to our office after their first baby tooth has erupted. During this preliminary dental visit, we examine the smile and can give parents tips on how to maintain their child’s teeth and gums.
Can mouthguards treat TMJ?
Yes, you can use nightguards to treat TMJ disorders. However, we do not recommend sports mouthguards. Manufacturers make them from a different material. Sports mouthguards do not treat teeth clenching and grinding.
Custom-made nightguards prevent tooth damage and can also prevent chronic headaches and facial pain.
Do I need a dental crown after root canal treatment?
Sometimes, a dental filling isn’t enough for patients who have a particularly weakened or damaged tooth. We can reinforce a tooth with a dental crown to add strength and durability. Dental crowns also make it easier for patients to use their teeth to bite and chew.
How often should my dentist take dental x-rays?
Most dentists will want to take dental x-rays every one to two years. It will depend on your individual risk factors. We will evaluate your risk factors and make a recommendation based on your unique situation.
Dental x-rays can help detect problems that are not visible during an oral exam. These dental problems can include cavities, bone loss, and gum disease.
How long can dental fillings last?
The lifespan of a dental filling will depend on the material the dentist used, the size and location of the filling, and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Dental fillings can last between 5 and 15 years, but some may last longer. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups can help extend the lifespan of a filling.
How painful is a tooth filling?
Getting a tooth filling is typically not a painful experience. The dentist will usually numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Most patients report only feeling pressure or sensation during the procedure. After the anesthetic wears off, you may feel minor soreness in the area. However, you can manage it with over-the-counter pain medication.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Do you need a new dentist?
Call Premier Dental Care’s Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental consultation online.
You can contact our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or request a dental appointment online.
We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.