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General Dentistry

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Sleep Apnea Dentist located in Reno, NV

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General Dentistry services offered in Reno, NV


Protect your teeth, gums, and smile by investing in routine general dentistry. At Double Diamond Dental in Reno, Nevada, general and restorative dentist Michael A. Morgan, DDS, and his team offer a full suite of general dentistry services, including preventive teeth cleaning, X-rays, fluoride treatment, and mouthguards. To request a general dentistry consultation, call the office or book online today.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry provides complete oral health care, including exams, preventive screenings, and treatment of cavities.

It’s important to visit a general dentist regularly, even if your teeth and gums seem healthy. Many problems, like gingivitis and bone loss, don’t present obvious symptoms at first. The team at Double Diamond Dental can alert you early on when they’re easiest to treat.

What services does general dentistry provide?

At Double Diamond Dental, the team offers various general dentistry services, including:

Oral exams

An oral exam checks the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Your provider uses a handheld mirror to look at your throat, the roof, and the floor of your mouth, your tongue, and cheeks. They also use gloved hands to feel for abnormal growths or abscesses.

Teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a film of saliva and bacteria –– from beneath your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. It’s important to schedule professional teeth cleaning even if you regularly brush and floss. Your Double Diamond Dental provider uses special tools to get those hard-to-reach areas you can’t access.  

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment helps strengthen the tooth enamel, reducing your risk of cavities. During treatment, your dentist rinses your teeth with a fluoride solution. Your enamel absorbs it, providing a protective barrier.

Mouthguards

If you play contact sports or grind your teeth, the team at Double Diamond Dental might prescribe a mouthguard. 

A mouthguard is a custom oral appliance that fits snugly over your upper or lower dental arch. It provides a protective barrier, reducing your risk of chips, cracks, or broken teeth.

X-rays

Dental X-rays use digital sensors and safe amounts of radiation to capture detailed photos of your tooth roots and jaw. At Double Diamond Dental, the team uses X-rays to identify underlying problems invisible to the eye.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses products, like hydrogen peroxide gel, to remove stains caused by tobacco use, drinking coffee, or the natural aging process. The team offers both in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays.

Periodontal therapy

Periodontal therapy is a dental subspecialty that treats gum disease. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, the team might recommend scaling and root planing, antibiotics, or gum flap surgery. Periodontal therapy stops the infection from spreading and improves your oral health.

What should I bring to a general dentistry appointment?

When visiting Double Diamond Dental for a general dentistry appointment, bring the following information:

  • Your dental insurance card
  • Results from any recent oral exams or dental X-rays
  • List of the medications and supplements you take
  • Questions you’d like to ask the team about your oral health

If you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that affects your oral health, such as sleep apnea, make sure to let your provider know about that as well.

To establish general dentistry at Double Diamond Dental, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

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