General Dentistry in Lakewood, CA
Keep your mouth healthy with general dentistry checkups from Dr. Handshuh!
We recommend that we see each of our patients at least every six months for a general dentistry examination. During a general dentistry appointment, we’ll check for any signs of cavities or decay and respond as needed. We have tooth-colored fillings available when necessary, so Dr. Handshuh can help treat the tooth while letting you retain your smile.
We’ll also thoroughly perform a deep cleaning, to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is a byproduct of the natural bacteria that resides in mouths, which can lead to gum disease if left unattended in your smile. These germs can’t be removed with a normal toothbrush, which is just one reason why it’s so important to never skip a general dentistry visit.
However, if we do notice signs of gum disease, we can proceed with treatment. Dr. Handshuh can perform basic root planing and scaling. During this non-surgical procedure, we will go into the gum tissue to remove built-up amounts of plaque that have managed to work their way underneath the gums. This will help stop the progression of gum disease and help you obtain a healthy smile.
Please call us today to schedule your general dentistry appointment with Dr. Handshuh. We routinely see patients from across California, including Lakewood, Cypress, Cerritos, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Long Beach, and nearby cities. If this will be your first time at Dr. Handshuh’s office, please take a moment to review the new patient information prior to your exam. Our general dentistry team is happy to help you better your oral health.