General Dentistry Galveston, TX

General dental care helps maintain your smile’s health. Routine treatments are key to general dentistry; we offer dental cleanings and exams for the whole family. Our general dentistry services in Galveston, TX, supplement a good at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dental care.

As your dentist in Galveston, we aim to create functional, healthy smiles. Our Broadway Dental team has years of experience providing high-quality care with lasting results. Years of dental school and special training in different areas of dentistry allow our team to help you get the best care.

If you have a common dental concern, general dentistry can help. Treatments like cleanings, root canals, and tooth extractions can treat bacteria, infections, and damage. Your oral health care is our priority.

General Dentist in Galveston, TX

What is General Dentistry?

General dental treatment helps maintain your oral health and hygiene. At the same time, general dentistry can prevent further dental problems. Preventive care is a part of general dentistry, which includes routine cleanings and exams.

Our general dental services serve as the foundation of our dental services. First, we want to ensure optimal oral health before recommending restorative or cosmetic treatment. Then, once you are healthy, you can receive other treatments if needed.

Regular dental treatments are integral to general dental care. However, our office understands that many patients may feel anxious visiting the dentist. Whether you have a past negative experience, a fear of pain, or general anxiety, we can help.

General Dentistry in Galveston, TX

Our general dental treatments can help prevent dental problems from progressing. These treatments can even prevent problems like dental injuries, infections, or tooth loss.

General dentists provide a wide range of preventative services. Our general dentistry services include:

Custom Mouthguard

We create custom-made mouthguards for patients who play contact sports like hockey, football, and lacrosse. Unlike store-bought mouthguards, custom mouthguards stay in place without you needing to clench your teeth.

Custom mouthguards help prevent injury to teeth, gums, jaw, head, and neck. A professional mouthguard can also prevent damage to braces and other treatments.

Family Dentistry

Our family-friendly dental office is here to meet your and your family’s needs. We can help you schedule visits so you and your child can receive care at the same visit.

As your family dentist, we can provide care for children, teens, and adults. We offer cleanings and exams for all ages, along with services tailored to each age group.

Laser Dentistry

We use dental lasers for many treatments, from frenectomies to soft tissue grafting to crown lengthening. Lasers use light and heat to cut tissue in the mouth painlessly, making them great alternatives to surgery for some patients.

Unlike drills, lasers do not vibrate, lessening the risk of teeth or gum damage. Additionally, because lasers use heat to treat the gums, they minimize bleeding. 

Root Canals

If you experience toothaches, sensitivity, or swelling, you likely have an infected tooth. A root canal can remove a tooth infection that has reached inside the tooth.

Our root canal treatments can remove decayed nerves and tissue, called the pulp. Removing infected pulp can preserve the tooth’s structure, save natural teeth, and prevent the need for extraction. We will also fill the tooth following a root canal and provide a crown for large fillings or worn teeth.

Tooth Extraction

We will do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. However, in some cases, we need to remove infected, overcrowded, or impacted teeth.

Many patients are also concerned about pain during extraction treatment. Our office ensures you feel as comfortable as possible during dental extractions.

We will numb your tooth for comfort if you need a simple or complex extraction. We will also replace teeth lost due to decay with lasting implants.

Emergency Dentistry

Do you need urgent dental care? We can provide emergency dental care in Galveston in the event of sudden trauma to the teeth or gums.

If you have a toothache, a damaged tooth, or a knocked-out tooth, contact us as soon as possible for care. We often see patients on the same day for severe trauma or tooth loss.

Why is Preventive Care Essential?

General and preventive dentistry can reduce the risk of injuries, infections, or other common dental problems. In addition to preventive, general treatments, we recommend the following to care for your smile:

Wearing a Mouthguard

If you play contact sports, you must wear a mouthguard. A properly fitted mouthguard prevents hits to the teeth and gums. A custom sports mouthguard can prevent chipped, cracked, fractured, and knocked-out teeth.

Drinking Enough Water

When you drink water, you help rinse away food from your mouth. Drinking enough water also combats dry mouth. Dry mouth occurs when you do not produce enough saliva. Like water, saliva helps wash away bacteria and leftover food from the mouth.

Drinking water regularly also increases saliva production. In addition, drinking water that contains fluoride helps strengthen teeth.

Brushing and Flossing Daily

Maintaining your oral health at home is essential to preventing infection. We recommend flossing before brushing to remove bacteria and food from between your teeth. Then, brush with a soft-bristled brush.

If you have a manual toothbrush, brush in circular motions. Move from the front of the teeth to the chewing surfaces. Then, brush the back of the teeth. Ensure you gently brush your gums and tongue. Brush twice a day for two minutes each time.

Visiting the Dentist Every Six Months

We provide cleanings and exams at routine visits to maintain oral health and catch dental problems early. Our team looks for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.

We will also recommend visiting our office more frequently if you have problems like chronic gum disease.

Maintain Your Smile

Get in better oral health with general dentistry treatments in Galveston, TX. Contact our office for general dental care at 409-235-0789. You can also schedule an appointment with the team at Broadway Dental online. 

Please let us know if you have questions about your care at your next visit. We will be glad to help.