What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry falls under the branch of dentistry covering oral treatments to protect and correct oral health. The general dentistry services focus on cleaning, restoration, and disease prevention. Your general dentist ensures your oral hygiene is well-maintained and your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy.

The general dentistry treatment at Westview Dental is at the disposal of people of all age groups and oral conditions. Don’t wait until you experience pain; strengthen your smile while you still have time. Visit us today and get examined by our professional dentists.


Top Quality General Dentistry Services in Edmonton

For the staff at Westview Dental, making your visit as pleasant as possible isn’t just an item on a menu of dental services or a line in a mission statement. Your comfort and care are the core essence of what we do and who we are. It starts before you visit our office and continues long after you’ve gone home. We offer a variety of dentistry services in Edmonton and we’re dedicated to helping you.

Routine Care

Our goal for regular care is to prevent dental problems and maintain a beautiful smile. We provide a full range of dental care services in Edmonton, including check-ups, cleanings, night guards, sports guards, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, and extractions.

Cosmetic Industry

Your joy is often the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy. We believe that a beautiful smile can provide you with limitless confidence. Whether you need whitening, veneers, SureSmile® Clear Aligners, or a combination of various procedures, we offer it here.

Emergency Care

We understand that dental emergencies can happen at unexpected times and that some concerns need to be addressed immediately. Every day, our dentists set aside time specifically to deal with these emergencies. We can assess your situation and treat you accordingly if time permits, or we can book you back in a timely fashion.

When Should You See A General Dentist?


You are entirely in the dark if you think you should visit a general dentist only when you experience any discomfort or tainted teeth. As the saying goes, precaution is better than care, and so is the same with your oral health. Visiting your general dentist twice a year or every six months is advisable for children, adults, and the elderly.

If you’re at a lower risk of dental problems and have well-maintained oral hygiene, your general dentist might reduce your frequency of appointments. Likewise, if you’re on the higher risk aspect for oral issues and for special cases, which include dry mouth, braces treatment, or have a history of gum disease or cavities, your general dentist might refer appointments more frequently.

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What to Expect During a General Dentistry Appointment?

During a general dentistry appointment with us, you can expect a thorough checkup and a range of dental services to treat or improve your dental health. Here is what you can expect during your general dentistry appointment:


Initial Screening

The dental appointment starts with a consultation session where we take your dental and medical history and inquire about your oral care routine, allergies, and last checkup date. After that, we thoroughly examine your oral health to determine if you’ve developed any dental issues or are at risk of it.


Dental Cleaning

Deep cleaning is done while examining your oral health as it gives the general dentist a clear view to evaluate if you have any cavities or gum infections. Your teeth will be cleaned properly, and based on the requirement, your teeth may also be polished. Typically, the checkup ends with dental cleaning if the dentist doesn’t detect any problem areas.


X-ray Examination

Running an X-ray of your oral cavity is also a part of the general dentistry treatment. Depending on your situation, the dentist may suggest an X-ray for a detailed and up-close examination of your oral region. Based on the X-ray, the dentist will be able to provide you with an effective treatment plan tailored for you.

How to Find a Reliable General Dentist?

Regularly visiting with your general dentist is the early care for your oral health. When you get a timely general dentistry treatment, it covers your teeth, gum, and jaw examination, which gives you a strong and healthy smile that you can cherish. When caring for your oral health, you can’t visit just any clinic or general dentist but choose the one that provides treatment while maintaining your comfort. Consider the following points before scheduling your general dentistry checkup.

  • Seek references for a general dentist from your friends or family members who have received a positive experience and quality care.
  • See if you can find the patient testimonials and reviews online or on their social media account. This can give you an understanding of the care you will receive.
  • Once you’ve narrowed the general dentists, deeply dive into their experience and qualifications. If possible, schedule a consultation or initial appointment to meet the dentist in person, meet their team, and discuss your dental needs to determine if they match your needs.
  • Do inquire if your general dentist uses modern dental technology and equipment. Using advanced tools for your treatment can enhance the quality of treatment and improve patient comfort.
  • Do compare the price and service quality of the treatment with other general dentists and select the best match for you.
  • Inquire about their aftercare services and ensure they care for you after receiving your treatment.

Begin Your Path to a Stunning and Healthy Smile

Our mission is to enhance your oral health and care for your smile. Our general dentistry treatments include dental hygiene examinations, routine cleanings, fillings, and complex dental procedures. Our well-trained and experienced team will ensure you receive the highest level of care and the best treatment experience.

From your first consultation, you'll quickly see why our patients consider us Edmonton's premier general dentistry service provider. We start with a thorough evaluation, assess your dental health, recommend the right treatments, and provide full transparency regarding costs. You'll leave your first visit with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your dental care.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dental conditions and diseases. General dentists are primary oral healthcare providers who perform a wide range of dental procedures, including dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, and oral examinations.

Do Dentist Ever use Anesthesia?

During specific procedures, a dentist might apply anesthesia by injecting medicine at the inner cheek or gum to numb an area of your mouth. It will help patients feel less pain or no pain at all.

What can I expect during a general dental checkup?

During a dental checkup, your general dentist will examine your oral health, including your teeth, gums, and mouth, for any possible cause of issues. They may also take X-rays, clean your teeth, and discuss any necessary treatments or oral health recommendations if required.

Are General Dentists Qualified to Perform Cosmetic Procedures?

Yes, many general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry procedures, which include teeth whitening, tooth contouring, dental veneers, and dental bonding to correct the appearance of your smile.

Will my General Dentist Clean My Teeth During a Checkup?

A majority of general dentistry appointments combine checkup and cleaning into one appointment, so yes, you may get your teeth deep cleaned during a checkup.


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3020 Granville Drive NW
Edmonton, AB
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