General Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

General Dentistry

Experienced dental surgeon Chinar Mahadkar, DDS, offers both cosmetic and general dentistry services to those living the Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Mahadkar provides high quality preventive and restorative care to patients who look to The Brooklyn Dental Center for all of their dental health needs. Call the office or use the online tool to book your appointment today.

General Dentistry Q&A

What does general dentistry cover?

General dentistry covers a variety of procedures and techniques that are associated with the generalized care of the mouth, teeth, and soft tissues. A few of the services Dr. Mahadkar provides include:

  • Annual check-ups
  • Teeth cleanings and dental hygiene 
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Conventional braces
  • Retainers
  • X-rays
  • Wisdom tooth extractions
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Mouthguards/Nightguards

General dentistry also involves the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, periodontal disease, and other health conditions that affect the mouth, including the treatment of various types of cancers and lesions. Dental implants, crowns, root canals, and the creation of dentures and bridges are also included in this category.

How important are annual dental exams?

Annual dental exams are vital when it comes to maintaining good oral and dental health. An oral exam can identify potential cavities or lesions that may lead to serious issues with the teeth and gums. Children who often don't brush correctly can unknowingly have cavities or caries that can put the strength of their enamel at risk.

Annual exams also show areas where teeth have been damaged, allowing them time to be repaired before any further damage can occur. A thorough dental cleaning is a preventive measure that can reduce the risk of cavities or abscesses throughout the year.

When should a tooth be extracted?

If a tooth has been severely damaged or the root is infected, Dr. Mahadkar may recommend removing and replacing it with a dental implant. Extracting a tooth protects the other nearby teeth from being damaged. Wisdom tooth extractions are commonly performed due to the mouth not being large enough to accommodate all of the teeth. The wisdom teeth often start to erupt in the late teens and early 20s, after the rest of the teeth are already in place.

If a patient's mouth is small, the wisdom teeth may be forced to come it an angle and become impacted. If they don’t allow Dr. Mahadkar to extract the wisdom teeth in a timely fashion, they’ll crack or break neighboring teeth. Having them removed allows the other teeth to remain in place without being crowded.

The Brooklyn Dental Center can expertly handle all of your general dentistry needs. To book an appointment, call the office or use the online tool today.