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Columbia, IL 62236

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Freeburg, IL 62243

General Dentistry

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What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of oral health issues. General dentists provide comprehensive dental care, including regular cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, and gum disease treatment. They also educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, making general dentistry an essential aspect of overall healthcare.


X-rays are a diagnostic tool used to capture images of teeth, gums, and jawbones. These can reveal cavities, infections, bone loss, and other dental issues.


This is a visual and physical evaluation of teeth, gums, and mouth by a dentist. It may involve X-rays, probing, and cleaning. Used to detect and prevent dental issues. 

Teeth Cleaning

This is the process of removing plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth. It is usually done by a dental hygienist. It promotes oral health and hygiene an should generally be done twice a year.

Root Canal Therapy

This is a dental procedure that removes infected or damaged pulp from a tooth’s root canal, restores the tooth’s function and prevents further infection.


This is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. It is usually made of porcelain or metal.


A dental appliance that replaces missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth or implants. This helps restore function and improve appearance.

Inlays & Onlays

Dental restorations that cover only a portion of the tooth. Inlays fit within the cusps, while onlays cover one or more cusps. Used to repair teeth that are too damaged for fillings but don’t need crowns.

Dental Implants

A dental procedure that involves placing a titanium post into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. After the post fuses with the bone, a crown is attached to restore function and appearance.


This is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. May be necessary due to decay, infection, overcrowding, or trauma. Done under local anesthesia to minimize pain.

Oral Surgery

A surgical procedures performed on the mouth and jaw to treat conditions such as impacted wisdom teeth, jaw disorders, and oral cancer. May involve removing tissue or bone, grafting tissue, or reshaping bone.


Removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Can be partial or full and made of acrylic, porcelain, or other materials. Restores function and improves appearance.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Comprehensive dental treatment that involves restoring the function and appearance of the entire mouth. May include multiple procedures such as implants, crowns, bridges, and orthodontics. Improves oral health, function, and aesthetics.

Sedation Dentristry

Dental procedures performed under the effects of sedation, which may range from minimal (relaxation) to deep (unconsciousness). Helps patients with dental anxiety or fear to relax and receive needed treatment.


Dental restorations used to repair cavities or small areas of tooth damage. Can be made of amalgam*, composite, or other materials. Helps prevent further decay and restores tooth function.

*Amalgam is a mixture of metals, often used in dental fillings.

Emergency Dentistry

Dental treatment provided in urgent situations such as severe toothaches, broken teeth, or injuries to the mouth or jaw. Helps relieve pain and prevent further damage. Available outside regular office hours in some cases.

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