The Dental Touch Oakland
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Oakland, CA
Your dental health is paramount to your overall health and wellness in significant ways. If you want to preserve your ability to chew, speak, and even smile properly, the general dentistry services at The Dental Touch go a long way toward great teeth that will serve you for a lifetime. To learn more about the general dentistry services at The Dental Touch, call the office in Oakland, California, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.
General Dentistry Q & A
What is general dentistry?
Your dental health is more important than you might think. While you may want your teeth to look their best, they’re also imperative to your ability to chew and speak normally. The general dentistry services at The Dental Touch are designed to safeguard the health of your teeth and gums by quickly addressing problems that, left untreated, can snowball into larger issues that threaten your entire mouth.
The general dentistry services at The Dental Touch include:
- Annual checkups
- Professional cleanings
- Composite fillings
- Root canal procedures
- Pediatric dentistry
- Cosmetic procedures
- Replacement teeth, including implants, bridges, and dentures
Your first line of defense when it comes to your dental health is your regular checkups, where the team at The Dental Touch can monitor the health of your teeth and intervene quickly when they see a potential problem.
What is a root canal procedure?
The dental experts at The Dental Touch turn to root canal procedures to relieve your pain and save your tooth, making it a very important part of general dentistry.
The roots of your teeth go down into your jawbone, and they’re surrounded by a substance called pulp. When bacteria get down into this area, they can cause an infection in your pulp, which can lead to considerable pain and threaten the integrity of your tooth.
With a root canal procedure, your dentist goes in and removes the infected pulp. After thoroughly disinfecting the area, he fills it with a substance called gutta-percha and then places a crown over your tooth to protect the inner structure.
What if I have dental anxiety?
The dentist’s chair has a bad reputation when in reality many of the services are designed to alleviate your pain. That said, the dental experts at The Dental Touch understand that many people have some anxiety when it comes to dental work, which is why they offer oral conscious sedation.
Using this technique, you take an oral sedative before you come in that helps you relax and takes away any anxiety. The dentists use this type of sedation for anyone with moderate-to-severe anxiety, whether it’s for a routine cleaning or a root canal procedure. The best part is that there are no IVs or needles. You do need to arrange for a ride to your appointment and home afterward, as the effects of your oral sedative may linger after your procedure.
If you’d like to explore the general dentistry services at The Dental Touch, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.