Dental Procedures

There are many dental procedures performed by a general dentist. Most procedures involve surgery at the areas of the mouth, teeth and/or gums. But what exactly is involved? Learn the process of some procedures, as well as the advantages, alternatives, possible problems and post treatment care recommendations.

Following is a list of the more frequent dental procedures performed. They range from the basic (cavity fillings, extractions) to the more complex (bridges, dentures), and includes some specialized (implants, root canals, braces) procedures as well. Some pages contain videos to further enhance your reading experience.

Be certain to follow any after care instructions, provided by your dentist, especially for those dental procedures which involve surgery. Also be certain to use any dental products recommended by the dentist. Recommended products are often designed to promote faster healing, combat infection, and help maintain good dental health. Also take a moment to review the Dental Patient Guide. This guide provides information on your rights as a dental patient, discusses treatment plans, and offers suggestions on handling complaints.

Dental Procedures and Conditions

Surgical Procedures

Non Surgical Procedures

Dental Conditions

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  • Apicoectomy

    Learn the reasons why it is sometimes needed, the process and post care treatment recommendations.
  • Dental Abscess

    Learn the symptoms, treatment and preventive measures associated with this bacterial infection.
  • Dental Bone Grafts

    Bone Grafts for Implants
    Dental Bone Graft Types
  • Orthodontic Dentistry

    Orthodontic Braces including:
      Types of Braces
      Retainers and Pre-Finishers
      Complications and Risks
      Treatment Time and Costs
      Braces Alternatives
  • Fixed Bridge

    Types of Bridges
    Post Treatment Care
    Caring for Your Dental Bridge
    Fixed Bridge Emergencies
  • Dental Cavity

    Tooth Composition: Enamel and Dentin
    Cavities - The Breakdown
    Classifying Cavities
    Signs and Symptoms of Cavities
    Diagnosing Cavities
    Causes of Cavities
    Other Risk Factors
    Treating Cavities
    Preventive Measures
    Facts and Recommendations for Managing Cavities
  • Dental Crowns

    Making a Crown
    Temporary Crowns
    Dental Crown Problems
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Flipper

    What it is and how it is used in Dentistry
  • Dentures - Full and Partial

    Types of Removable Complete Dentures

      Complete Denture Development Process
      Newly Inserted Dentures
      Problems with Complete Dentures
      Incorporating the Use of Implants with Complete Dentures

    Types of Removable Partial Dentures (RPD's)

      Classifying Partial Denture Cases
      The Components of a Removable Partial Denture

    Caring For Removable Complete and Partial Dentures

    Denture Emergency Care

  • Tooth Extraction

    Types of Extractions
    Post Care Instructions
    Infections and Risks
    Extraction Site Preservation
    Bone Preservation
    Immediate Dental Implants
  • Implant Overview

  • Mouth Guards

    Types of Mouth Guards
    Mouth Guards and Braces
    Caring for Mouth Guards
  • Root Canal Therapy

    The Root Canal Process
    Post Operative Care
  • Sealants

    The Application Process
    Caring for Dental Sealants
  • Snap-On Smile

    Get a Hollywood Smile with this thin, flexible, resin shell of perfect teeth that snaps over your actual teeth. No adhesive, no drilling, no pain.
  • Scaling and Root Planning

    Periodontal diseases are infections of the gum and bone areas of the mouth. Because they are often painless, many people are often not aware that they have a problem until it is diagnosed. When diagnosed, a scaling and root planning procedure is often the best course of action.
  • Oral Cancer

    Oral cancer claims one life every hour in the U.S. Almost 70% of its victims are diagnosed in later stages, so survival is extremely poor. Approximately 50% die within 5 years. However, when discovered in its early stages, cancer of the mouth is 90% survivable.
  • Bad Breath

    Halitosis is a term used to define bad breath. According to studies, halitosis effects about 85% of people who have one or more dental problems. Learn the other dental problems associated with bad breath and the strategies used to combat this disease.
  • Alternative Treatments for Diseases of the Mouth

    There are at least 20 organisms responsible for infections in the teeth. Find your cure to toothache pain, bad breath, canker sores, gingivitis, periodontal disease and root canal side effects on this page.

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