General Dentistry - Brookline, MA

What Is General Dentistry?

Prevent, Treat, Maintain

General dentistry is a field dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of care for dental health issues, with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention through regular exams and cleaning, and restorative treatment when needed. Dental Partners of Brookline is proud to serve your dental health needs with an award-winning multispecialty team that includes a general dentist with advanced orthodontic training, prosthodontists, endodontists, and a board-certified periodontist. When you’re suffering pain due to tooth decay, we can provide you with a filling to reinforce the tooth. If the source of that pain requires a more complex treatment such as root canal therapy, we can refer you to one of our in-house endodontists, who are experts in that area. If you need a completely new tooth down to the roots—or an entire set of them—we can provide that too, with dental implants. We also look out for your overall health with oral cancer screenings and gum disease evaluations. Since the best time to schedule a dental appointment is before you need one, why not do that now? We hope to see you in our Brookline, MA office soon!

Our Dental Services

  • General dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • And more

Featured General Dentistry Services

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, we perform ongoing oral exams, which include looking for cavities or overly sensitive areas, checking pocket depth between your teeth and gums, as well as performing x-rays to see what’s going on below the surface. For your safety, we use an advanced cone beam CT scanner that enables imaging with a fraction of the radiation output of traditional x-ray equipment.

Every reputable dental practice not only strives to protect the health of your teeth and gums but your overall health as well. We do regular screenings of your mouth, tongue, throat, and neck to check for any signs of oral cancer or other related conditions.

Gum disease causes discomfort, bad breath, gum recession, gum pockets, and tooth and jawbone loss. If that’s not bad enough, it can also lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications when the bacteria behind the disease spread through your body. With gum disease evaluations we can help you avoid these problems.

Tooth decay is one of the primary causes of dental health issues. When we catch it early, we can usually remove the decay and reinforce the tooth with a filling. More advanced cases may require root canals if the tooth is salvageable or dental implants if it’s not. Tooth decay screenings, done in combination with a good hygiene routine, can help prevent most dental problems.

If your teeth aren’t straight or your arches aren’t lining up it may be a sign that you’re grinding your teeth (bruxism) or suffering from other treatable conditions. An occlusion analysis will help determine if your bite is off and enable us to develop a suitable orthodontic solution for it.

No excuses! Stay healthy through general dentistry.

dental patient smiling after procedure