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General Dentistry

General Dentistry services offered in Tomball, TX

Participating in general dentistry twice a year is one of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. At Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas, experienced general and family dentists Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the team, offer general dentistry to individuals and families. Call the office to request a general dentistry consultation today or book online.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry provides all of your basic oral health care needs, including routine checkups, digital X-rays, and teeth cleaning. It’s important to partner with a general dentist, no matter your age or oral health. Regular visits to Tropical Dental Care can alert you to underlying problems when they’re easiest to treat.

What services does general dentistry include?

The Tropical Dental Care team offers various general dentistry services, including:


A crown covers a damaged or severely decaying tooth. Once placed, it restores your tooth’s size and shape and offers it protection.

Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings address cavities and other types of minor enamel damage. Your dentist removes the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth enamel and fills the hole with a tooth-colored composite resin.

Teeth cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a mix of bacteria, saliva, and food particles –– from your teeth and beneath your gums. Schedule teeth cleaning every six months, even if you regularly brush and floss. Doing so can prevent cavities and gum disease.


A bridge is a dental restoration that has an artificial tooth and two dental crowns or a metal framework. The tooth fills your empty socket, and the crowns or framework hold the bridge in place.

CT scans

A computed tomography (CT) scan or cone-beam computed tomography is a special type of X-ray. Tropical Dental Care uses CT scans to guide certain treatments, such as dental implant placement and oral surgery.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays use small amounts of radiation and electronic sensors to capture photos of your tooth roots, decay, and bone. X-rays can identify underlying problems invisible to the eye, such as deep decay and damage to the tooth pulp.


Implants are metal screws inserted into the sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. The implants integrate with your jaw over time, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.

Oral surgery

Oral surgery addresses issues with your teeth or oral tissues. There are various types of oral surgery. Some of the most common include extractions, root canals, and cosmetic gum contouring.

Periodontal treatment

Periodontal treatment is a dental subspecialty focused on gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. Tropical Dental Care offers several types of periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing, flap surgery, and gum grafting.


Sedation, or sedation dentistry, uses prescription medication to help you relax during oral health care. Sedation dentistry may help if you suffer from dental anxiety, have very sensitive teeth, or struggle to sit still for extended periods.

How often should I visit my general dentist?

The Tropical Dental Care team recommends visiting your general dentist every six months, even if you aren’t experiencing any unusual symptoms. Regular checkups and professional teeth cleaning can significantly reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other potentially serious problems. 

Call Tropical Dental Care to learn more about the benefits of general dentistry today, or book online.