General

The majority of dental treatments are performed to treat or prevent the two most common oral diseases: tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease).

Common treatments include the restoration of teeth with dental fillings, extraction or surgical removal of teeth which cannot be restored, scaling of teeth to treat periodontal problems and endodontic root canal procedures to treat abscessed teeth.

In addition, dentists also encourage prevention of oral diseases by regularly scheduling checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation every six months.