General Dentistry Specialist

Regal Dentistry

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Las Vegas, NV

General dentistry preserves your oral health with regular check-ups, routine screenings, and preventive treatments to catch problems like tooth decay and gum disease. At Regal Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada, the expert team of cosmetic and family dentists provides general dentistry to people of all ages. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry provides an easy and effective way to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth healthy. It diagnoses and treats common oral problems, including cavities, gum disease, and bad breath, preventing the need for future expensive and time-consuming dental work.

What services does general dentistry provide?

Regal Dentistry offers a variety of general dentistry services, including:

Preventive oral exams

An oral exam is a routine check-up used to detect oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. During an exam, your dentist uses a handheld mirror to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and tongue. If your provider detects any abnormalities like an abscess or tooth decay, they can order additional testing and develop a treatment plan.

Dental cleaning

A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gum line. After cleaning your teeth, your dental hygienist flosses them, polishes them with gritty toothpaste, and applies a fluoride treatment if prescribed. 

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays take detailed pictures of your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone. They provide a safe and effective way to detect potentially serious oral health problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye. In addition, digital X-rays can help guide the placement of dental implants.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are a thin protective coating applied to the surfaces of your molars or premolars. They prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria, lowering the risk of cavities and tooth decay.

Digital impressions with the iTero® 5D intraoral scanner

If you need dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures, your dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth using the iTero® 5D intraoral scanner. This advanced tool takes highly accurate measurements, ensuring each restoration fits perfectly.

Oral cancer screening

An oral cancer screening is a preventive exam used to detect the presence of cancerous growths. During an oral cancer screening, your dentist uses gloved hands to assess any unusual lumps or bumps on your tongue or gums. If your provider detects any abnormalities, they can take a biopsy and send it to a lab for additional testing.

Protective mouth guards

If you play contact sports, grind your teeth, or experience TMJ, your dentist might recommend a protective mouth guard. Mouth guards are custom-designed plastic mouthpieces that fit snugly over your teeth. They provide an extra layer of protection, lowering the risk of chips, cracks, and damage to the enamel.

When should I schedule a general dentistry appointment?

To keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition, it’s important to schedule a general dentistry appointment at least twice a year. Many oral health problems present few obvious symptoms in their early development. Regular visits to Regal Dentistry can alert you to potential issues, ensuring you receive treatment when it’s most effective.

Don’t wait to request your general dentistry consultation at Regal Dentistry. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office to speak with a staff member today.