General Dentistry Grand Forks
A general dentist performs overall care, prevention, and treatment of oral health diseases, conditions, and disorders. With the help of preventative care and educating patients, they work to avoid the need for painful and costly procedures. Keeping their patients’ smiles healthy and whole is their primary goal. General dentistry is also responsible for diagnosing conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaws. If a problem is detected, a general dentist will develop the most effective treatment plan for you, keeping your best interests at heart.
A general dentist like Dr. Clayburgh has completed dental school and received a degree in either Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine. Once national and state exams are passed and they have proven they are proficient enough to practice dentistry, they are awarded state licensure.
Rather than focusing on a specific aspect of the dental field, a general dentist provides a broad range of basic services. In some cases, they will refer patients to a specialty provider to receive treatment for cases that are beyond the scope of their abilities. Most dentists can provide a wide range of treatment, including complete examinations, cleanings, restorations, root canals, extractions, and tooth prosthetics.
General dentistry is a partnership between patient and provider, working together to keep your mouth in top condition. Coming in for examinations twice a year can help detect and halt the progress of oral disease and decay. The earlier a problem is found, the sooner it can be fixed.
Dr. Clayburgh is a general dentist serving Grand Forks, ND. To make an appointment, please call our office at (701) 772-8488.