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General Dentistry

General Dentistry services offered in Ames, IA

General dentistry has a lot to offer, and is a cornerstone of Campustown Dental in Ames, Iowa. Rebecca Metzger, DDS, Scott McPherson, DDS, and Jason Brown, DDS, and two dental hygienists all bring a wealth of experience to their practice, spanning all aspects of modern general dentistry. Learn more about what the practice can deliver during a personalized visit, which you can book online or by phone today. 

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a term used to refer to a broad scope of dental care and services. Preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, and periodontal care all fall under the category of general dentistry.

All dentists receive extensive training in general dentistry. In addition to these basic dental health needs, many dentists, including those at Campustown Dental, also offer cosmetic treatments. 

What services are available within general dentistry?

General dentistry provides all of the services you need for a healthy smile. 

Preventive services

Routine dental exams give your dentist a chance to search for signs of dental decay or damage. Professional cleanings take place during your exams and remove all traces of plaque and bacteria. Your dental professional also shows you the best brushing and flossing techniques. 

Restorative services

Restorative treatment works to repair or replace damaged or decayed teeth. Specialized treatment corrects problems with gum tissue.

Soft tissue services

General dentistry also provides diagnostic and treatment tools for problems with your tongue and other soft oral tissues. Your dentist screens for signs of oral cancer and advises you on the next steps in terms of additional diagnostic or treatment services.

Advanced technology means you have access to treatments that are far more comfortable or effective than those of decades past. The team at Campustown Dental seeks out opportunities to remain abreast of the very latest tools and techniques within general dentistry.  

How often should I come in for general dentistry care?

Most people benefit from coming in for dental exams and professional cleanings twice a year. This timeline increases the chances that your dentist identifies areas of concern before they develop into serious problems.

If you have active dental decay or gum disease, you may need to come in more frequently until those issues are under control. Your dentist advises you on the best course of action during each dental exam.

No matter if you’ve just moved to the area and need to find a new dental team or if dental anxiety has kept you away for a number of years, the team at Campustown Dental is here to get you back on track to a healthy smile.

If you need to book a general dentistry visit, call the office to find a time that fits your schedule. You can also book online, which takes just moments to complete.