General Dentistry Hillsborough, NC

General dentistry is the cornerstone of your oral health. It involves a wide range of crucial and essential dental services to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. With general dentistry, there is a commitment from your dental team to provide preventative care and early intervention. Dr. Williamson is uniquely qualified to meet your dental care needs and maintains excellent oral health standards.

General Dentistry in Hillsborough NC

General Dentistry in Hillsborough, NC

During routine dental visits, our team will thoroughly assess your oral health. Depending on your needs, we can offer a range of dental treatments and procedures such as the following.

When you are ready to visit our Hillsborough dental office, give us a call at 919-587-8401 or request an appointment on our website.

Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are vital to the foundation of good oral health. Even if you have a great oral hygiene routine at home, plaque and tartar can build in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This is especially true between your teeth and along your gum line. Performed by our experienced dental hygienists, your dental cleaning will remove harmful plaque and bacteria from all surfaces in your mouth to prevent gum disease and cavities.

During your cleaning, your hygienist will use specialized tools to remove hardened plaque and tartar, especially in hard-to-reach places. They will also polish your teeth to remove surface stains, leaving your smile fresh and sparkling.

Dental Exams

To prevent major dental issues, routine dental exams are essential for early detection. Dr. Williamson will carefully inspect your teeth and gums during a dental exam. He will look for any signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer, or other potential concerns. Your dental team may take X-rays for a more in-depth view of your oral health. X-rays allow your dentist to see beyond the surface of your mouth to get the full picture of your health. These check-ups help your dentist catch problems in their early stages.

Dental Fillings

When decay or cavities are detected during a dental exam, you need prompt treatment to prevent further damage to your teeth and oral health. Dental fillings are a common and highly effective option to restore your teeth. To begin, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and clean it thoroughly. Then, they will fill the cavity with a durable filling material, such as composite resin or amalgam. This helps to halt the progression of decay as well as restore the look and function of your tooth.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a preventative measure that can benefit children and teens. However, they can be suitable for anyone prone to developing cavities. Sealants are thin, protective coatings that your dentist will apply to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. The sealant creates a barrier that prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the deep grooves of these teeth. As a result, it can reduce your risk of cavities.

Root Canal Procedures

A root canal can often make patients anxious, but this process helps save your natural smile. Advances in techniques for endodontics make root canals a far more tolerable procedure with minimal discomfort.

When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, a root canal can save the natural tooth. This infection or inflammation can be from deep decay or dental trauma. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and clean the inside of your tooth. Then, they will completely seal the tooth. This alleviates pain and infection as well as preserves your natural tooth. With a root canal, you can avoid the need for a tooth extraction.