The Most Common Procedures in General Dentistry

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General dentistry encompasses a wide range of procedures aimed at maintaining oral health and addressing common dental issues. Here are a handful of procedures you might encounter during a visit to the dentist.

Routine Exams & Cleanings

Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining oral health. During these visits, we will examine your smile for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other concerns. Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Schedule these routine visits every six months to keep your smile bright and healthy!


If we catch a cavity early enough, it can be treated with a simple dental filling. We will clean out the decay and bacteria in the cavity before filling it with metal amalgam or composite material depending on the location of the cavity. After this painless procedure, your smile will be as good as new!


When a tooth suffers from more significant decay or trauma, we may recommend a crown. This cap-shaped restoration fits snugly over a damaged or weakened tooth, protecting it from further harm. Typically made of porcelain, crowns can be custom designed to blend in with your natural smile.


In some cases, a tooth may need to be extracted due to severe decay, infection, or crowding. We perform extractions using local anesthesia to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible for our patients.

Comprehensive Dentistry in Louisville, Kentucky

Hopefully now you have a better understanding of the wide world of general dentistry! Think of Springhurst Hills Dentistry as your one-stop shop for all your oral health needs. We offer an array of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures to address any dental concerns you may have. Schedule your next appointment with our friendly team today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Lan Tran, Springhurst Hills Dentistry

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