General Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry in Charelston, SC

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General Dentistry services offered in Charelston, SC

Routine dental care, such as teeth cleanings and preventive treatments, can help preserve your oral health as you age. At Hudgens Dental in Charleston, South Carolina, board-certified cosmetic dentist Roy Hudgens, DMD, can help you save time and money on your dental health through comprehensive preventive care. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about general dentistry.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is the main type of care you receive when you visit Hudgens Dental. Services included in general dentistry range from preventive care to tooth extractions and laser treatments.

With extensive training in general dentistry, Dr. Hudgens cares for patients of all ages, including children and seniors. He can care for your whole family, providing comprehensive care as you all age.

What does general dentistry include?

Hudgens Dental offers a wide range of general dentistry services, such as:

Preventive care

Preventive care refers to routine treatments that protect your teeth and gums. These include regular teeth cleanings, periodontal treatment, and maintaining good oral hygiene habits.

Laser dentistry

Laser dentistry uses focused beams of light to slice through soft tissues. Dr. Hudgens incorporates laser dentistry into many procedures. Laser treatments safely and efficiently treat damaged tissues by sealing blood vessels as they work, meaning less post-procedure bleeding and no need for sutures.

Sedation dentistry

If you have a fear of the dentist due to negative experiences in the dental chair, Hudgens Dental can ensure your comfort with sedation dentistry treatments, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedatives.

Emergency dentistry

Emergency dentistry addresses time-sensitive dental concerns, such as toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken dental restorations, and other dental damages.

What treatments might I need in general dentistry?

Hudgens Dental offers several general dentistry treatments, such as:

Tooth extraction

When a tooth becomes impacted or severely damaged, you may require a tooth extraction. Dr. Hudgens may remove a tooth that is no longer benefiting your dental health through simple or surgical extractions.

Custom mouthguard

Custom mouthguards protect your teeth from dental damage, whether you grind and clench at night or participate in contact sports. While over-the-counter options are available, custom mouthguards mold to the shape of your mouth to avoid shifting and discomfort.

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning is a preventive treatment that removes plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, from your teeth and gums. Removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) is essential to prevent cavities. Dr. Hudgens recommends visiting for comprehensive teeth cleanings at least twice a year.

Call Hudgens Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about general dentistry.