General Dentistry Garland, TX

General dentistry is a primary part of routine dental care. Using general dental treatments, we can help prevent future dental problems and keep your oral health in check. We welcome you to Cornerstone Family Dentistry, Garland, TX, for routine appointments and general dentistry treatment.

Dr. Ben Giang works with patients at Cornerstone Family Dentistry to keep their teeth and gums healthy. As a member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Giang stays updated with current dentistry trends. He has continued his dental education and ADA membership to deliver modern techniques and treatments to his patients. General dental care is a part of these treatments and the foundation of dental services in his Garland, TX, dental office.

General Dentistry in Garland, TX

General Dentistry in Garland, TX

As a general dentist, Dr. Giang focuses on keeping the teeth, gums, and oral structures healthy. Our general dental treatments ensure you stay healthy and do not develop more dental issues over time. Common general dental services include: 

Root Canal

Patients will require a root canal if a dental infection reaches the dental pulp. The dental pulp within each tooth comprises the nerves, cells, and blood vessels within the tooth. A root canal can save your natural tooth and the structure of your bite. We will coordinate care with a local specialist or oral surgeon if you need a root canal.

In most cases, Dr. Giang will place a dental crown after the tooth has healed to support long-term stability. Then, we smooth down the tooth’s interior with special files to ensure the infection is gone.

Finally, we place the white filling material into the root canal. We recommend covering the tooth with a crown. A crown will protect a weakened tooth after treatment. 

White Fillings

We recommend composite fillings after a root canal treatment or for patients with dental cavities. Tooth-colored fillings use glass or quartz fillers. White fillings provide good durability and resist tooth damage.

Our office recommends white fillings for small- to mid-size fillings that must withstand moderate pressure from chewing. We can place white fillings on the front or back teeth. Compared to traditional metal fillings, white fillings blend in with the smile for a seamless look. 

Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, we need to remove permanent teeth to prevent the spread of dental infections. Removing impacted teeth can prevent damage to surrounding teeth. If tooth removal is necessary, we ensure patients are as comfortable as possible during treatment. We will numb treated teeth and may recommend sedation for extractions that require lengthier treatment. 

We provide simple and complex extractions. Simple extractions remove teeth above the gum line, and complex extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. Patients with impacted wisdom teeth can also receive an extraction in our office. 

Dental Emergencies

Urgent dental care in a dental emergency can prevent additional dental problems. Common dental emergencies require quick treatment, including knocked-out teeth, toothaches, and broken teeth.

Immediately treating these dental emergencies can prevent pain and discomfort from living with lost, broken, or infected teeth. Our dental care team is ready to treat your sudden emergencies. Contact our office when you have a dental emergency. 

Preventive Dental Care

General dentistry is a part of preventive dental care. Preventive care can stop the spread of dental problems, including infections. Gum disease and tooth decay are common and highly damaging dental problems. Maintaining your teeth and gums can reduce the risk of these issues. In-office and at-home care are essential to preventive dentistry: 

Checkups and Cleanings

During regular dental checkups, we first examine your smile. We regularly take dental X-rays to view the teeth, gums, and jaw. With X-rays, we can see dental problems we cannot see with a cursory exam. We will look for signs of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer with these exams.

After an exam, we will perform a dental cleaning. We scale the teeth and gums during this cleaning to remove bacterial buildup. Then, we will wash away the debris and floss between each tooth. Finally, we polish the teeth for a high shine. 

Our office recommends that you visit us twice a year or every six months. We may recommend more frequent visits if you have chronic dental problems, including reoccurring gum disease. Regular dental visits help us find emerging dental issues. Then, we can create custom treatment plans to meet your needs. 

At-Home Oral Hygiene

In addition to regular dental checkups, you should care for your smile at home. At-home care will help prevent common dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. Brush and floss every day, twice a day. Before brushing, floss between each tooth. Flossing will remove leftover food and harmful bacteria from between your teeth.

Then, when you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush for two minutes, and ensure you brush your teeth, gums, and tongue. We will also provide tips in our office to help you improve your oral hygiene routine. 

Do You Have Dental Anxiety?

Many patients have a fear of the dentist from a negative experience, anxiety, or a fear of pain. Our office understands this and will work with you if you have dental anxiety. Treating anxiety is essential to general dentistry treatments in our Garland, TX office. If you avoid dental visits because of your fear, you’re more likely to develop dental problems. As these problems worsen, you will need more complex and costly treatments.

If you are embarrassed to visit the dentist because of your teeth, we don’t want you to worry. We understand that some problems, including dental anxiety, can lead to poor dental health. We’re here to treat your dental problems without judgment. If you are worried about expensive dental treatment, our office is in-network with many dental insurance plans. We want to help you fit dental care within your budget.

Contact Our Office Today

Has it been years since your last dental visit? Do you need to schedule a routine checkup? Call Cornerstone Family Dentistry for treatment today at 972-848-7749. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us online.

Contact our office if you have questions about your current dental problems. We’re here to help.