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General Dentistry Vs. Major Dentistry

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Office
Close-up of teeth with a gap during a general dentistry exam at Neu Family DentalIf you are considering dentistry, it is possible to wonder about the difference between general and major dentistry. Ideally, general dentistry covers common inexpensive treatments such as tooth extractions and fillings. In contrast, primary dentistry covers more complex procedures such as implant placement or root canal therapy.

General Dentistry

General dentistry is a broad branch that deals with the primary diagnosis, prevention, and management of prevalent oral health issues. General dentists are general practitioners who offer essential dental care such as cleanings, regular check-ups, fillings, and crucial treatments for oral problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. They also provide training about oral issues and can refer you to a specialist for more advanced treatment.

Major Dentistry

Major dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with more complex oral issues. Some of the common things included in this branch include:

Root Canal Therapy

The primary aim of the root canal is to save your teeth, which is the best alternative to teeth extraction. If you have infected teeth, you can experience symptoms such as pain, sensitivity to cold or heat, tooth discoloration, and soreness of the gums.

Crowns and Bridges

Crown installation is ideal for damaged teeth and helps restore your teeth' beauty. Bridges, on the other hand, help to replace your missing teeth.


These shells are cemented over your teeth to ensure your teeth are more beautiful. If you have chips or teeth discoloration, these resin veneers help to ensure your teeth are aesthetically appealing by concealing such imperfections.


Dentures are ideal in circumstances when it is impossible to save your tooth. They are outstanding teeth replacement options and can be complete or partial. These options are removable, have a natural appearance, and are cost-effective.

Dental Implants

Dental implants help to replace your missing teeth. Your dentist will place either a ceramic or titanium post on your jawbone. After the post fuses with your jawbone, they attach artificial teeth.
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