What is general dentistry? For beautiful, healthy mouths that last for life, daily brushing and flossing are not enough. You need the help of your Hinsdale dentist to diagnose and treat potential problems, and to remove bacteria that hide in hard-to-reach areas. Dr. Morgan has been a trusted general dentist in Hinsdale for over a decade. He has also received advanced training abroad and locally to perform specialized procedures that other dentists may not offer.
Regular checkups are all about prevention. Your general dentist will examine your teeth, gums, throat, and jaw to identify and treat problems. Early detection is crucial to prevent more serious conditions, and can be a lifesaver in certain cases. It can also save you from costly and extensive dental work.
Here’s what you can expect at the clinic during a routine appointment:
If the results indicate problems, you and your dentist will have a conversation about what needs to be done and how it can be achieved. This is also an opportunity to discuss what’s bothering you, whether it’s a persistent toothache or a desire to improve your smile.
Professional dental cleaning or dental prophylaxis every six months is recommended for most patients, but more frequent visits can benefit those who get lots of cavities. The goal of regular teeth cleaning is to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria above and below the gum line. Our friendly dental hygienist usually performs cleanings. After using special instruments to remove tartar and bacteria, the hygienist will polish your teeth. Fluoride and sealants may also be applied if needed.