What procedures and services fall under general dentistry?

General dentistry is the heart of dental care services, providing treatments and solutions for common dental concerns. General dentistry, sometimes called preventative dentistry, is just one of many lines of service available at Sycamore Family Dentistry of Livermore, California, with Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino.

What procedures fall under general dentistry?

There is a wide range of dental care services under the umbrella of preventative and general dentistry. These include the following:

  • Dental examination and cleaning. Every six months, we encourage patients to visit Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino of Livermore, California, for a comprehensive dental checkup. During this visit, Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino or one of her highly trained hygienists will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, and overall oral health.
  • Dental x-rays. Dental x-rays are a standard part of any dental examination and can provide valuable information about the health of your teeth and jawbone.
  • Oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings are vital in detecting and treating oral cancer early on. Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino is trained to identify any suspicious symptoms or signs of oral cancer during your dental checkup.
  • Fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening the natural enamel of your teeth. Fluoride treatments are often recommended for children but can also benefit adults who are at a higher risk of developing cavities.
  • Sealants. Dental sealants are described as thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars to prevent tooth decay. They act as a barrier against food particles and bacteria, making it easier to keep these teeth clean and cavity-free.
  • Fillings. If you do have a cavity or “tooth decay,” you need to get it filled as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your tooth. Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino offers amalgam (metal) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings.

Schedule an appointment at Sycamore Family Dentistry today to learn more about the services provided by a general dentist "near me"

Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino and her team in Livermore, California, are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your oral health and wellness with general dentistry services. Call (925) 940-7770 to request an appointment at 2620 First Street and get started in creating a dental routine that fits your personal needs and goals.

Our practice is pleased to serve those in and around the surrounding communities of Mountain House, Blackhawk, Sunol, Danville, Tracy, Pittsburg, San Ramon, Dublin, and Pleasanton, California.