General Dentistry in Chicago, IL
Diagnostic and preventive dental work make up approximately 65 percent of all dental treatments and procedures done in America, both of which fall under the umbrella of general dentistry. In general dentistry, our main goal is disease prevention.
At Ganger Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer the most comprehensive services of general dentistry in Chicago.
What Is General Dentistry?
A general dentist is skilled in many areas of dentistry, whereas a specialist is more focused on a single specific aspect of dentistry. While both kinds of dentists are invaluable to the collective oral health of our community, your general dentist in Chicago is equipped to follow your entire dental journey.
General dentistry covers a vast array of dentistry services, including preventative, restorative, and even cosmetic dental work.
Preventive Dentistry Services
The preventive side of dentistry is mostly concerned with keeping your oral health in top shape. Preventive dentistry avoids diseases before they have a chance to develop. The most important aspects of preventive dentistry are biannual oral examinations and cleanings. At home, we ask that our patients adhere to a stringent oral care routine, as well.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Restoration dentistry includes all procedures and treatments related to correcting dental problems. One of the most common restorative dentistry procedures is the removal of tooth decay and placing a dental filling to restore and preserve as much of the original tooth as possible. Other treatments that would be considered restorative include (but are not limited to) dental crowns, dental bridgework, dental implants, root canal therapy, and orthodontics.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
General dentistry also covers some cosmetic dental work. From teeth whitening to correct stains and discolored enamel, to dental bonding to disguise flaws and porcelain veneers for a new smile, our dentists at Ganger Family Dentistry are incredibly talented in performing cosmetic treatments.
The state of your oral health is directly connected to your overall health in general. Many dental problems can arise as a result of issues in other areas of the body, and this works both ways. Stay on top of your oral health and your general health by visiting us at least twice each year for routine checkups.