What is General Dentistry?

At the dental practice of Elk Grove Village Dentist – Dr. Brian Homann, DDS, your smile is our top priority. Every treatment we provide is centered on the goal of producing a healthier, more functional smile. General dentistry, the branch of dentistry that focuses on maintaining and improving your overall oral health, helps our dental team provide a sure foundation for a long-lasting smile. In Elk Grove Village, Illinois, general dentistry is comprised of multiple treatments, including both preventive and restorative services. Our caring dental team proudly offers friendly, effective general dentistry in a comfortable environment.

For many patients, choosing the right dentist is one of the most difficult aspects of the process. There must be a sense of trust and a feeling of comfort when you’re in the dentist’s chair. When you visit our dental office for all of your general dentistry needs, know that your comfort is a top priority. We take great pride in helping our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve, both through preventive care and by restoring any issues that arise over the course of treatment.

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

To truly utilize general dental treatments, visiting the dentist should become part of your yearly routine. We suggest coming to see Dr. Brian Homann at least once every six months. This will allow us to clean your teeth thoroughly and examine your smile for decay. Early diagnosis is the key to providing effective dental care. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be in need of immediate treatment:

  • Tooth pain or a persistent toothache
  • Loose teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Bleeding, tender gums
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cysts or lumps in the mouth

What You Can Expect

Most people feel more comfortable visiting the dentist when they know what to expect. When you turn to us for your general dentistry needs, your regular checkups will involve an exam, a cleaning, and any necessary radiographs (x-rays). We will note any changes that have occurred since your last visit and make recommendations for any further treatments that may be needed. If we notice any areas of concern, we will discuss options on how to improve these areas.  It may be as simple as improving your flossing technique, or it may require a more comprehensive plan.

Why See Us?

We are dental professionals who strive to give you the quality care you need. We take great pride in maintaining and restoring smiles, giving you the confidence to smile with pride without worrying about what people will think. It’s our goal to customize a treatment plan that best suits each individual’s needs.

We encourage you to contact us today if you are due for a visit to the dentist or if you feel you may have decayed or damaged teeth. We are happy to schedule your appointment. We look forward to starting you on the road to a healthier smile!