Importance of General Dentistry

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Striving to be Alexandria, Virginia's premier general dentist.

With many of us experiencing increasingly busy lives, it can be easy to take our health and well-being for granted until we experience a problem. Our teeth are no exception, and taking the time to look after them should be an immediate priority for us all. Our team is committed to providing general dentistry in Alexandria and the surrounding areas, to help you achieve that priority, and in turn, achieve exceptional oral health.

Why are our teeth so important?

Vital to our daily functions, our teeth are responsible for helping us to speak and eat, as well as supporting the shape and appearance of our face. It may also surprise you to know that the condition of our teeth and gums can also affect other parts of the body, with poor dental health proven to be linked to a variety of serious, degenerative conditions including diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dementia.

Ensuring that our teeth and gums are in the best possible condition is an essential step in our own self-care. We can help to look after our teeth by following guidelines that include brushing and flossing daily, not smoking and avoiding food and drink with high sugar content. However, professional care is also needed if our teeth are to remain healthy and functional throughout our lifetime.

Professional dental care

General dentistry services, provided by a qualified and experienced professional, are a crucial part of effective dental care. Your dentist will do everything in their power to preserve your natural teeth and has the knowledge, skill, and tools necessary to be able to accurately evaluate the condition of your teeth and identify any concerns early. This will help ensure that you receive prompt treatment before your dental problems become too painful or expensive.

Some of the general dentistry services that we are able to provide include:

  • Routine professional cleaning
  • Cavity fillings
  • Crowns
  • X-rays and other required imaging
  • Root canal treatment
  • Periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing, and pocket depth reductions
  • Extractions
  • Orthodontics
  • Dentures and other dental devices
  • Sleep apnea and snoring prevention treatments

Unfortunately, sometimes even the most routine dental appointments can strike fear into the hearts of patients, particularly those who suffer from anxiety or dental phobia. This can mean that patients may try and avoid general dentistry appointments, which can result in some dental problems not being picked up on until they are causing pain and debilitation.

As such, many dentists, including Dr. Qureshi, offer sedation as part of their general dentistry services. Sedation allows patients to relax enough for their dentist to perform the necessary assessments and treatments for keeping their teeth as healthy as possible.

Our first priority is your care and helping our patients to retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Dr. Qureshi is delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive range of general dentistry services in Alexandria and the local area. Under his expert care and getting in touch with him, you can be certain that your dental health is in the safest possible hands.