General dentistry is the first line of defense against issues connected to your teeth, gums, and other oral cavity tissues. When your teeth and gums are healthy, you will have the freedom to eat your favorite foods and flaunt a perfect smile.
At Covington Signature Dentistry in Covington, Washington, we offer various general dentistry treatments and procedures and make every effort to take care of your dental health and give you the healthy smile you deserve.
What Steps Are Involved in a General Dental Visit?
During your routine visit to our dental office in Covington, Washington, Dr. Yeh will perform the following:
The dental examination involves a series of tests performed to check the health of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in the oral cavity. If required, we will also take X-rays and impressions of the teeth.
Teeth cleaning can safeguard your gums from infection and your teeth from decay. During the dental cleaning procedure, we will clear the hardened tartar and plaque build-up from the surface of the teeth and from under the gum-line.
We also provide guidance to our patients on correct brushing and flossing techniques, maintaining a healthy diet, and oral care habits.
If any oral concerns are identified during your exam, the dental cleaning will be followed by the required treatments.
General Dentistry Procedures at Covington Signature Dentistry
There is a wide range of general dentistry procedures we provide to protect our patients from tooth decay and oral infections and improve their oral health. They include:
Crowns are customized restorations that restore the damaged portion of a tooth, above the gum-line.
Dental sealants are applied on the biting surface of teeth and protect your teeth from decay.
Dental fillings are used for restoring a tooth after tooth decay treatment. We use various filling materials to seal the cavity and harden them with a special light.
Dental bridges are restorative appliances that replace one or several missing teeth. They can be anchored by natural teeth or by dental implants.
Dr. Yeh will evaluate the depth of your gum pockets during the routine dental visit. If we identify any problems, scaling and root planing may be recommended to clean tartar from underneath the gum-line.
If you want to learn more about our general dentistry procedures, visit the Covington Signature Dentistry office at 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042, or call (253) 638-9955 to schedule an appointment.