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General Dentistry

Ben Corpron, DDS -  - Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Blue Sky Family Dentistry

Ben Corpron, DDS

Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX

General dentistry shouldn’t scare you—keeping your mouth healthy sets you up for better overall wellness. Ben Corpron, DDS, and his team in Austin, Texas, offer a full menu of general dentistry services to optimize your oral health. Book your next cleaning, exam, or procedure by phone or online with Blue Sky Family Dentistry today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry has a broad definition. Unlike other dentistry specialties, general dentistry focuses on identifying, diagnosing, treating, and managing oral health conditions that affect your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. This area of dentistry also considers the physical appearance of your smile.

One of general dentistry’s main goals is to allow you to keep using your natural teeth for as long as possible. Dr. Corpron does everything he can to help you preserve your oral health. If tooth preservation isn’t possible, he finds a treatment that aligns with your needs and helps your mouth function normally.

What services does general dentistry include?

General dentistry includes many familiar dental procedures that you may have had in the past or might need in the future. At Blue Sky Family Dentistry, Dr. Corpron offers general dental services like:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Root canals
  • Oral cancer screenings

Dr. Corpron encourages you to visit Blue Sky Family Dentistry any time that you suspect you need dental work. He also recommends patients schedule preventive exams at least once every six months. Symptoms that might indicate you need general dental work include:

  • Pain while chewing
  • Sensitivity to temperatures or touch
  • Chips or cracks in your teeth
  • A missing tooth
  • Swelling around a tooth

If you’re not sure whether or not you need work, Dr. Corpron is happy to evaluate your symptoms to give you peace of mind. If you do need care, he walks you through the reasons for any potential treatment and your treatment options in detail.

What can I do to minimize my need for dental work?

There are many choices you can make that lead to great oral health and hygiene. Taking these steps won’t prevent accidents or wear-and-tear, but they might prevent you from needing a complicated or time-consuming root canal with a lengthy and sore recovery.

You can minimize your need for general dentistry service by:

  • Coming in for exams every six months
  • Getting professional cleanings every six months
  • Using the right technique for home brushing
  • Brushing at least twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Avoiding chewing hard objects

At each six-month appointment, you can ask Dr. Corpron about concerns you have with your oral health and receive advice on how to optimize your home care.