General Dentistry

What does General Dentistry encompass?

General dentistry focuses on prevention. The main idea behind this is that taking good care of your teeth on a regular basis prevents any dental problems from surfacing later. When you go to a general dentist for a dental check up, he/ she will examine your teeth and gums and the check whether overall hygiene has been maintained.

Preventive Care

The one way to prevent any kind of dental issues is to visit Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental twice a year. We have very highly qualified and experienced dentists who create customized dental cleaning plans for you and all your individual needs are taken into consideration. We offer various services such as:

  • Dental Examinations - These are very basic and necessary services in general dentistry. The recommendation from the American Dental Association® is that teeth should ideally be examined at 3-6 month intervals. This gives us the scope to keep an on eye on your dental health and we are also able o identify any trouble areas and treat them without delay.

  • Professional Cleanings - Regardless of how well you brush and floss your teeth and how often you do so, it is important to get dental cleaning done from a professional every 6 months. This goes a long way in improving oral health and the appearance of your teeth is also enhanced. If left on the teeth, plaque turns into tartar and eventually causes gum infection.

  • Fillings - If we are not able to catch the decay on time and a cavity has already formed in the tooth/teeth, we offer the best fillings. We use tooth colored fillings that match the natural color of your teeth and give you a great smile. In some cases we use resin fillings while in others we use composite ones.

  • Fluoride Treatments - Ideally, fluoride treatments should be scheduled on a regular basis. These play a very important role in cavity prevention. When you visit our clinic for any general dentistry treatment, we also advice you about how best you can look after your teeth and how you can maintain overall oral health. All of this is part of general dentistry.

  • Sealants - It is extremely difficult to clean the back teeth well and these are also the ones that are more prone to plaque buildup and thus get damaged faster. Sealants are shields that prevent food from getting accumulated in teeth crevices. Though young children & teenagers are recommended to opt for them, adults can also be befitted by their use.

  • Root Canal - In very severe cases, the plaque buildup can lead to conditions worse than tooth decay. If the plaque transitions to the gums and then damages the pulp of the tooth, a root canal might be needed.

  • Extractions - If a tooth is too badly damaged; extraction might be the only option. We offer expert tooth extraction services and also advice you about how the healing process can be hastened.

We firmly believe in preventive dental care and as part of general dentistry, advice every one of our patients about the importance of getting regular dental checkups. For the best general dentistry, contact Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental on 606-340-0740 or visit us at Monticello, KY. We have patients coming in from surrounding areas including Somerset, Danville and Cookeville.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in KY and TN:
  • Burkesville, KY
  • Byrdstown, TN
  • Columbia, KY
  • Bronston, KY
  • Cookeville, TN