General Dentistry

Veal Dental Care

Scott Veal, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Dunwoody, GA

A healthy smile takes more than just regular brushing and flossing at home, which is why Scott Veal, DMD offers a wide range of general dentistry services in Dunwoody, Georgia. Whether you need a cleaning, X-rays, periodontal maintenance, or a comprehensive exam, Dr. Veal has you covered. Schedule your general dentistry visit today by calling the office or booking online.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is the professional maintenance of your oral health. If you want to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy, you need to have regular appointments with a general dentist like Dr. Veal. 

With routine maintenance and treatments, Dr. Veal and the team at Veal Dental Care can ensure that your oral health stays in excellent condition.

What general dentistry services do you offer?

Some of the general dentistry services available at Veal Dental Care include:

Teeth cleanings

Teeth cleanings are appointments where Dr. Veal or one of his hygienists professionally cleans your teeth. During your appointment, your provider uses a special tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. 

Once your teeth are plaque-free, the team administers a professional flossing and polishes your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush and gritty toothpaste. If you’re particularly prone to cavities, Dr. Veal might also recommend a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth from decay.

Comprehensive exams

During a comprehensive exam, Dr. Veal inspects your smile for any signs oral health issues, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Infected tooth pulp
  • Suspicious spots, cuts, or lesions in your soft tissues

He’ll also inspect your head and neck to ensure that your lymph nodes and salivary glands are in good shape. Dr. Veal might inspect your mouth visually, or he might take X-rays, depending on how long it’s been since your last appointment. 

Veal Dental Care prides itself on using the most advanced technology available and uses digital X-rays for the best results.

Periodontal maintenance

If you’re experiencing gum disease, Dr. Veal can provide you with periodontal treatments to help reverse the condition and restore your oral health. Scaling and root planing, for example, is a procedure where Dr. Veal removes the plaque and tartar buildup from both above and below your gumline.

How often do I need general dentistry services?

Most people need a dental cleaning and exam once every six months, but the frequency varies from patient to patient. 

If you’re experiencing gum disease or are particularly prone to cavities, you might need to come in more often. Dr. Veal can assess your needs and help you determine a cleaning schedule to keep your smile healthy.

Book your general dentistry visit with Veal Dental Care today by calling the office or using the online tool to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

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