One of the most important things your dentist can do is keep close tabs on your overall oral health. And how does a dentist do this? Well, that’s where you come in. With dental checkups every six months, you help your dentist help you avoid problems. And while a checkup is certainly the cornerstone of general dentistry, it’s only one part of the job of a general dentist. Dr. Anna Willison is the Dallas, TX, general dentist who offers a comprehensive menu of general dentistry services.
At your regularly scheduled checkups, Dr. Willison and her staff of dental hygienists and assistants will, of course, clean your teeth and remove plaque; examine your gums for early signs of gum disease and your teeth for signs of decay; and we’ll take digital x-rays to find any hidden decay or infection below the gum line. In addition, to these treatments, we’ll also conduct an oral cancer screening, and we’ll check for indications that you may have temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ—a potentially painful condition of the joints that allow you to open and close your mouth. Of course, if we find any problems, then Dr. Willison will want to treat with expediency.
Other General Dentistry Services
Dr. Willison provides several general services to help treat and prevent common dental issues. For children in particular there are fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Applied topically, fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, helping in the fight against tooth decay. Likewise, dental sealants are applied as a liquid to children’s deeply grooved molars and dry to a solid, creating a barrier between teeth and decay-causing bacteria.
If you or someone else in your family snores, then this may be a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes lapses of breathing while you sleep. Dr. Willison can prescribe a custom-fitted nightguard to hold the jaw forward and help keep the airway open. We also provide nightguards for people who grind their teeth and mouthguards for people who are active in any kind of athletics.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment with the general dentist Dallas, TX, trusts, call the office of Dr. Anna Willison. We also serve patients from Far North Dallas, Plano, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Garland and East Dallas.