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General Dentistry

Looking after your teeth properly can prevent oral health problems like gum disease and bad breath and help you avoid a potentially excruciating toothache. The best way to make sure your teeth are in tip-top condition is to attend regular appointments at Arden Dental Group in Asheville, North Carolina. The dedicated team of family and general dentistry experts offers exceptional routine and preventive care and treatments for a wide variety of dental problems. To arrange your checkup, call Arden Dental Group today or use the online form to book an appointment.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is the comprehensive care of your and your family's teeth and oral health. Family and general dentistry include a variety of dental treatments that aim to help you achieve optimal oral health throughout your life.

Arden Dental Group provides family and general dentistry services for patients of all ages, ensuring you and your loved ones enjoy excellent dental health and feel confident in your smile.

What treatments does general dentistry include?

Treatments the Arden Dental Group team regularly includes in family and general dentistry include:

Dental sealants

Sealants help protect teeth by preventing bacteria and food particles from causing decay. They also create a smooth surface on the teeth that's easier to clean. Sealants are a safe resin that may be tooth-colored or clear, which your dentist applies in a quick, painless process.

The use of dental sealants is most common in children, but some adults can benefit from them too.

Gum therapy

Gum or periodontal disease develops when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating that develops between brushing your teeth) causes inflammation and infection in the gum tissue. Left untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to come away from your teeth and eventually lead to the loss of teeth and bone.

Gum therapy at Arden Dental Group might involve professional cleaning, including scaling and root planing, and antibiotics. It's also important to improve your oral hygiene. In severe cases, gum disease might require surgery.

Tooth extraction

Tooth extraction means removing one or more teeth. Extraction is typically a last resort, but certain conditions may mean it's the best option. Arden Dental Group's dentists can perform simple tooth extractions and remove troublesome wisdom teeth. They also offer a range of choices for replacing lost teeth, including bridges, dental implants, and partial dentures.

Crowns and bridges

Crowns are caps that cover your tooth for cosmetic purposes or to replace the top of a damaged or diseased tooth. Bridges replace a missing tooth or several teeth. Crowns and bridges can also serve as a dental implant restoration.


Fillings are restorations for repairing minor to moderate damage due to tooth decay that’s left a cavity or if you fracture or chip a tooth. 

Root canals

Root canals involve the removal of infected pulp from inside your tooth to save the tooth. 

When should I use general dentistry services?

The Arden Dental Group team encourages patients to come in for a checkup at least every six months, although some patients may need to visit more often. Regular appointments are important because problems with your teeth and gums are much easier to treat if detected at an early stage.

During your routine checkup, the team thoroughly cleans your teeth and carries out a complete exam. If you have any problems between routine checkups or need emergency dentistry, simply contact the practice.

To schedule your routine consultation or discuss your family and general dentistry needs, call Arden Dental Group today or book an appointment online.