3435 Orchard Lake Rd Keego Harbor, Michigan 48320

General Dentistry Keego Harbor, MI

General dental care includes routine dental appointments and regular, preventative treatments to maintain good oral health. Preventative, general treatments are the foundations of dental health care. We always ensure our patients are healthy before making elective decisions, including cosmetic dental treatments. Preventative dentistry is a part of general dental services treatment, meaning we can help patients prevent future dental problems by addressing their concerns head-on. General dentistry in our Keego Harbor, MI, dental office encompasses a variety of treatments that improve and maintain the smile. 

General Dentist in Keego Harbor, MI

What Is a Root Canal?

We recommend root canal treatment for patients who experience cavities and dental decay. Cavities are holes that form in teeth due to harmful bacteria. These bacteria feed on sugars and starches left in the mouth, leaving digestive acids that wear away the outer tooth enamel. Over time, tooth decay can reach the inner tooth chamber if left untreated. Bacteria can affect the dental pulp, or the nerves, cells, and blood vessels.  

A root canal removes the infected dental pulp to save the tooth. Severe tooth decay can lead to tooth loss. Removing the pulp, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and then filling the tooth preserves the tooth’s structure. Root canals are routine procedures, and we numb teeth to ensure that patients do not feel any pain during their procedure.

General Dentistry Services in Keego Harbor, MI

Preventative, general dental care can keep the teeth and gums healthy while preventing future dental problems. Our general dental services include: 

Custom Mouthguard

Dr. Yaldo provides custom mouthguards, TMD nightguards, and sports mouthguards. Nightguards help patients with TMJ disorders who experience teeth clenching and grinding. Sports mouthguards are worn during contact sports to protect the teeth and oral appliances from damage or loss.

Emergency Dentistry

If you have a dental problem that needs prompt care, contact us for emergency dental care. Dental emergencies include missing or broken teeth, lost dental restorations, excessive bleeding, or toothaches. We will work with you to ensure you get treatment for your dental emergency as soon as possible. 

Family Dentistry

Our family dentistry practice provides care for patients of every age group. Sealants, fluoride treatments, and routine pediatric checkups are important for younger patients to preserve their smiles. 

Laser Dentistry

Dental lasers are dental tools that we use to treat gum tissue. Lasers can gently cut or contour tissue without the need for sutures, dental sedation, or surgical tools. Treatment using dental lasers is comfortable and pain-free.

Sedation Dentistry

We employ dental sedation for lengthy or complex procedures. Sedation ensures that patients feel no pain or discomfort during treatment. Dental sedation also relaxes patients so they feel calm. Many patients will not remember their treatment under dental sedation.

Tooth Extraction

We only recommend dental extractions when absolutely necessary. Extractions are required when patients have impacted wisdom teeth, overcrowding, or severely decayed teeth. 

General Dentistry Q&A

Learn more about our general dental treatment with answers to these frequently asked questions: 

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry aims to preserve and maintain oral health. Many dental services can fall under general dentistry. However, routine care is common, including cleanings, exams, root canals, and extractions. 

Are dental extractions painful?

We ensure that patients feel comfortable during dental extractions. Our office uses local anesthesia for simple extractions and sedation for more complex extractions, including wisdom tooth extractions.

How often should I get a new sports mouthguard?

On average, patients will need a new mouthguard after each sports season. Children will often need to replace their mouthguards more frequently as they lose their baby teeth and their permanent teeth grow. You can examine your mouthguard to ensure the plastic is in good condition and not warped or damaged.

Improve Your Oral Health 

Are you looking for a new dental office? Call (248) 780-7062 or request a dental appointment with Dr. Yaldo online. We serve the Orchard Lake area, including Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake, MI.