General Dentistry

General Dentistry

A general dentist is one who treats all types of common dental issues such as cavities, discoloration, gum diseases, accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth, damaged teeth, etc. In brief, general dentists perform various cosmetic and restorative dental procedures along with regular oral consultations.

At Gila Ridge Dental, we have highly experienced dentists like Drs. Thor G. Thor-son, Stephen S. Garner, and Jason R. Boeskin who are committed to providing comprehensive treatment to a range of dental issues. Along with a well-trained and dedicated team, we undoubtedly offer the best dental services in the Yuma, AZ region. 

Regular oral consultations

When you visit our practice for a routine oral consultation, our dentists would check for signs of infections, gum diseases, unusual inflammation to the soft tissues of the mouth, etc. and carry out oral prophylaxis. This involves the processes of scaling and root planing which significantly improve oral health and reduce bad breath. If fillings, sealants or any other restorations are required, we would examine the condition carefully and provide the necessary treatment.

Preventive dentistry

The best way to maintain optimum oral hygiene is to prevent oral diseases even be-fore they occur. This is where preventive dentistry comes into play, and we, as general dentists, do our best to help you in this regard. The various preventive dental treatments we offer are:

Sealants: Dental sealants can be applied to molars and premolars to cover the oc-clusal grooves and prevent cavities.

Oral cleaning: Scaling and root planing is done to remove the accumulated bacteria from the surface of the teeth.

Dental x-rays: X-rays help the dentist find out minor cracks, underlying cavities, jawbone deterioration, malocclusion and drifting of teeth.

]Fluoride treatment: This is done to strengthen the teeth and increase the amount of fluoride in them.

Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry

When the teeth are extracted or compromised due to various factors, they may require restorations to be done. They help to restore the strength, shape, color or alignment of the teeth. Most of the restorative procedures improve both the aesthetics and the functionality of the teeth, such as crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, onlays, implants, dentures, bonding, etc.

A major cosmetic dental solution is aligning misaligned teeth, which is termed as orthodontics. Crooked teeth vastly ruin the aesthetics of the smile and could lead to a lot of embarrassment. Orthodontic equipment such as braces and Invisalign help to move the teeth to the desired positions.


Call us at (928) 317-1900 or schedule an online appointment to get the best dental services in the Yuma, AZ region.


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