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General Dentistry

General Dentistry, Family Dentists & Emergency Dentists in Puyallup, WA
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General Dentistry services offered in Puyallup, WA

Finding a great general dentistry practice is a wonderful way to take a proactive approach to your oral health. Many residents of Puyallup, Washington, rely on the team at South Hill Family Dentistry to offer the full scope of dental needs. If you’re searching for a caring and compassionate dental team, schedule a consultation online or by phone. 

What is general dentistry and how can I find a great dentist?

General dentistry encompasses all dental services needed to keep your smile healthy and happy.

At South Hill Family Dentistry, every member of the team shares a dedication to delivering personalized, personable care that’s fast and efficient. They also learn about your needs and goals.

What kinds of general dentistry options are available?

Souht Hill Family Dentistry has a traditional approach. Their general dentistry service begins with preventive dentistry, focusing on delivering the screenings needed to ensure your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues are healthy.  

Comprehensive dental exams begin with a visual assessment of your teeth, which sometimes reveals clear signs of dental decay. Digital imaging provides a “view” of the interior structure of your teeth and sometimes reveals problems not visible to the naked eye.  

Checking for gum disease is a bit more straightforward, as affected gum tissue is usually inflamed, reddened, or dark in color.

Your dentist also checks your other soft tissues to look for abnormalities that might indicate oral cancer. 

If you have dental decay or gum disease, there are numerous restorations to choose from. Your dentist helps you decide which options provide the best fit for your needs. Some available options include:

  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures

How often should I come in for general dentistry visits?

Most people benefit from coming in for routine dental exams every six months.

This timing ensures your dental team catches signs of disease or decay before they advance to a serious stage.

Looking for general dentistry services? Give us a call to schedule an appointment or use our online form and our staff will be in touch.