General dentistry In New Port Richey Fl

General dentistry

There is a very strong connection between your oral and overall health. Oral health issues can lead to overall health issues. In addition, your oral health can be an indication of underlying health conditions.

Precision Dental in New Port Richey offers general dental services to help you monitor your oral and overall health.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is a field of dentistry focused on diagnosing and preventing dental issues. Approximately 80% of dental professionals are general dentists. The other 20% are specialists, including orthodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, and more.

Why Do I Need a General Dentist?

The best way to maintain your oral and overall health is with a general dentist. A general dentist can typically provide a wide variety of dental services for the entire family from pediatrics to seniors.

The team at Precision Dental offers many dental services, including:

We Give You Many Ways to Maintain a Beautiful Smile

At Precision Dental, we offer a variety of dental treatments designed to keep your smile beautiful

Comprehensive Dental Examination

There is much more to a comprehensive dental examination than simply cleaning your teeth. We take the time to thoroughly check your teeth and gums for cavities, plaque and tartar buildup, and more. We also take the time to discuss your oral hygiene habits, as well as your oral and overall health history. We will screen you for issues such as TMJ, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Treatment Plan Tailored to Your Needs

We believe that dental treatment should not cause anxiety and strive to make sure that you feel at ease and understand your options. We take the time to listen to what you have to say and take your thoughts and treatment expectations into consideration.

We take the time to get to know you and your needs to create a treatment plan that is just as unique as you are. We make dental treatment as comfortable as possible by using:

Gum Care

Once you have been diagnosed with gum disease, it will not go away. However, we can take steps to keep it under control. This includes


topical or oral antibiotics can control the infection


this procedure removes tartar and bacteria from tooth surfaces with a laser, ultrasonic device, or metal instruments

Root planing:

this procedure smooths root surfaces, to prevent additional bacteria and plaque buildup

If your gum disease advances into periodontitis, surgical treatment may be more appropriate:

We will take the time to help you understand in-home care techniques to prevent bacteria and plaque buildup in the future.

The cost of gum disease treatment ranges from around $150 to $3,000, depending on what treatment you require.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to restore a tooth with a mild to moderate cavity, as well as to repair teeth that are worn down, chipped, or broken. On average, dental fillings last 7 to 10 years. However, they do wear down over the years due to bacteria, chewing, and food debris.

If you experience any of the following, you should consider having your filling replaced:

The cost of dental fillings depends on the type and location of the filling, as well as the location and experience/expertise of the dentist. Cost ranges from around $50 to $4,500.

Root Canal

When an infection has gotten into the tooth pulp, many people believe that extraction is the only option. However, we will strive to salvage the structure of the natural tooth with root canal treatment. This involves making a small hole in the tooth to remove the infected pulp. We will then fill the tooth with a biocompatible material to support it from the inside and then seal the hole with a dental filling. If needed, a crown will be placed over the tooth to further protect it from damage. 

In some cases, this can be completed in one appointment and can take up to 3 hours from start to finish.

On average, root canal treatment costs between $700 to $2,100, depending on the location of the tooth, the experience/expertise of the dentist, and the location of the dental clinic.

How Often Should I See My Dentist?

According to the American Dental Association, you should be visiting the dentist at least every 6 months for an exam and cleaning. This will help to detect issues early before they escalate.

If you do have an issue between your preventive appointments, contact us as soon as possible and we will determine what is causing the problem. We will strive to salvage your natural teeth when possible.

The Best General Dentist in New Port Richey, FL

If you are looking for a general or family dentist in New Port Richey, FL, consider the team at Precision Dental. We have the experience and expertise to work with patients of all ages with a variety of dental procedures.

We are located at 9020 Rancho del Rio Drive Suite 105. We are open 6 days a week to make dental treatment convenient. Our hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday.

General Dentistry FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to general dentistry at Precision Dental. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and let us know. Below are some of the most common questions that we hear.

Yes, a general dentist can perform simple extractions. If the extraction is complex and requires surgery, an oral surgeon may be more equipped to perform the procedure.

A general dentist can place dental implants, as long as they have been trained in implantology.

Due to the complexity of the procedure, root canal treatment should be performed by an endodontist. In some cases, general dentists do have the necessary training.

Yes, a general dentist can remove wisdom teeth, as long as they are not impacted. In this case, an oral surgeon is required because the procedure is much more complex.

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