What do you think of when you hear the word “general”? If you are like many, you’ll think “basic” or “common” or even “all-purpose”. These are fairly accurate synonyms for it, but when it is general dentistry, there is much more meaning to the word general. This is why Carter Yokoyama, DDS in Kailua-Kona encourages patients to take some time and learn a bit more about it, as well as the many benefits of general dentistry.

What Is General Dentistry?

As your chosen dentist in Kailua-Kona, we are also your general dentist. This is because general dentistry is that area of dentistry that focuses on treatments like dental cleanings, dental exams, x-rays, oral cancer screenings, gum disease treatments, fillings and more. In this way, it is preventative, meaning that its goal is to identify (as early as possible) any threats to your oral health, and then neutralize them through general dentistry treatments. This can often prevent issues from worsening, leading to the need for restorative treatments like dental crowns, bridges and so much more.

This makes it easy to understand the primary benefits of general dentistry – that it preserves the health and well-being of your teeth and gums. Yet, there is more to it. After all, if you can prevent serious problems with these treatments, doesn’t that end up saving you time, money and discomfort?

Yes, that too is one of the main benefits of general dentistry. With just two office visits per year, we can do the exams and cleanings that can ensure you live without serious risk of dental pain and the costly treatments that they typically require. For example, mild tooth decay can be found during your exam, treated right away and you can just get on with life. If you skip that exam, the decay will worsen and can lead to a costlier root canal and dental crown.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam in Kailua-Kona

With exams and cleanings, along with immediate treatment of any issues, it just makes sense to use our general dentistry solutions to ensure your optimal oral health. Are you eager to learn more about the benefits of general dentistry? If so, give us a call at our Kailua-Kona, HI office at 808-322-0101. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.