Do you need to schedule an appointment for your oral issues? Then, you must opt for General dentistry. Let’s explore the services this dentistry provides and what it is.

What Is General Dentistry?

According to the American Dental Association, General dentistry involves evaluating, preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions concerning oral and maxillofacial regions.

A dentist that performs this dentistry is known as a general dentist. They perform preventive and restorative procedures in patients of all ages. Let’s explore the services provided by general dentists.

Services Offered in General Dentistry

General dentistry covers several dental services like oral surgery, restorative services, and basic dental care treatment. The most common general dentistry services are:

● Dental exams and teeth cleaning

● Root canal treatment

● Cavity fillings

● X-rays

● Gingivitis treatment

● Sleep apnea treatment

● Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) treatment

● Oral cancer screening

● Dental sealants

● Fluoride treatment

● Minor oral surgeries encompassing wisdom teeth and tooth extractions

● Teeth whitening

General Dentistry Categories

These services are categorized into the following:

● Restorative Dentistry

This dentistry involves oral examination. During the examination, the dentist looks for the signs of cavities and oral diseases. Also, when they encounter tooth decay, they immediately recommend direct or indirect restorations of such oral problems.

● Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry offers procedures like dental implants, crowns, dentures, inlays and onlays, wisdom tooth removal, root canal, and tooth extractions.

● Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the fastest-growing fields in general dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. People seek cosmetic procedures to enhance their smiles, thereby boosting their self-confidence and appearance. It applies to people of all ages. It includes porcelain veneers and professional teeth whitening procedures.

What Can a General Dentist Do for You? 

The general dentist works with the patient and helps them in developing a custom oral hygiene plan. This way, you can protect your teeth from severe tooth decay and diseases in the mouth, teeth, and gum. 

They treat your teeth when it is impacted by trauma, defect, or disease. These professionals improve people’s lives by enhancing the appearance of their smiles and boosting their self-confidence. 

Get comprehensive general dentistry services from Mericle Dentistry. Dr. Suzanne Mericle and our experienced dental assistants can provide various oral care services to help you with all your dental health issues. For more info and appointments, call us at 912-638-3559, book online, or visit us at 123 Main St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


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Dental Implants

Implants are titanium screw-like posts made to replace the roots of the tooth. These implants act as a support system for dentures or crowns, thereby providing you with a natural appearance. It is considered one of the best alternatives to dentures and bridgework when these two procedures can’t replace the tooth well.

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cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Choose from a variety of cosmetic procedures at Suzanne Mericle to brighten your smile. From veneers to Zoom whitening, we use everything to improve the aesthetics of your smile. We are a proud member of the American Dental Association®, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Give us a call at 912-638-3559 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle, our skilled dentist.

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Orthodontic treatment can give you a healthier and more attractive smile! Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides orthodontics to properly align your teeth and jaws so that you can enjoy better oral function as well as minimize your risk of developing problems such as tooth decay. We invite you to call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.

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Dr. Suzanne Mericle provides Invisalign® orthodontics to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. This clear aligner therapy is designed to give you the beautiful results you desire while also allowing you to maintain a natural-looking smile during your treatment. For more information about Invisalign treatment in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and to set up a consultation with our dentist, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Our skilled dentist can provide dental fillings to repair tooth damage and give you back a healthy smile. Fillings are a simple restorative treatment and work by literally “filling in” the damaged areas of the tooth to restore its shape, structure and function. To set up an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental fillings in St. Simons Island, Georgia, please call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559.

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Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns

Our dentist may recommend a dental crown if your tooth is damaged. This restoration works to cover and protect your tooth, restoring it to full function and beauty so that you can once again smile with confidence. Our advanced CAD/CAM technology even makes it possible for you to receive your crown in a single visit! Call Suzanne Mericle at 912-638-3559 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about dental crowns in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Zoom Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Our dentist can provide Zoom teeth whitening to brighten your teeth and smile! This powerful whitening system has been known to lighten teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment session. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Suzanne Mericle and learn more about Zoom teeth whitening in St. Simons Island, Georgia, call Suzanne Mericle today at 912-638-3559.

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What Sets Us Apart

At the office of Suzanne Mericle, we go above and beyond to provide quality care that meets your needs. Not only do we offer a full range of dental services, but we also provide dental sleep medicine to help treat sleep apnea and cosmetic facial treatments to help you enjoy a more youthful appearance. Give us a call to make your appointment and find out for yourself what sets us apart!

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Our Dr. Suzanne Mericle has provided complete dental care in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and the surrounding areas for over 29 years.

We are dedicated to working with you on a personal level to provide comprehensive treatment plans designed to meet your specific dental needs. For complete dental care, contact us today!.