What is general dentistry?

Everything we strive to do as a team at Dr. Russell West’s dental office is focused on improving your overall oral health and ensuring that your smile functions just as it should. That is why excellent general dentistry is at the heart of our dental practice. General dentistry is the foundation for all other branches of dentistry and encompasses those treatments that prevent and repair tooth decay and damage. General dentistry also includes patient education to help you understand and love your smile and how to take care of it as much as we do.

When should I visit the dentist?

One important way to get the greatest benefit from general dentistry in Valencia, California is to regularly schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist. We suggest you make dental checkups part of your yearly routine by visiting us at least once every six months. If you are experiencing signs of tooth decay or oral disease, as listed below, we also encourage you to call our dental office immediately for fast, effective treatment:

  • Tooth pain or persistent toothaches
  • Pain, discomfort, or sensitivity when chewing
  • Bleeding, swollen gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Broken or lost dental restorations

We are passionate about helping our patients achieve a healthy smile that will last for a lifetime. If you are due for a dental visit, call or visit our dental office today to schedule an appointment.