As your primary dental care provider, your general dentist’s job is to diagnose, treat, manage, and preserve your overall oral health. This is achieved through a variety of practices and procedures aimed at protecting your natural teeth, gums, and oral tissue from serious buildup, infections, and diseases. Here are a few of the most common procedures Dr. Eddie Orobitg performs to maintain the quality of your smile.
Some of Our Common General Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Orobitg makes sure your teeth look great, function properly, and remain healthy with exams and procedures such as:
In addition, Dr. Orobitg also performs some periodontal procedures such as dental implants and some endodontic procedures, such as root canals.
General Dental Care Habits
While your general dentist takes care of your more complex dental needs, you can help improve your dental health as a patient by:
Your Leesburg General Dentist
Let Eddie Orobitg, D.M.D. take care of all your general dentistry needs. For over 20 years, Dr. Orobitg has treated the Leesburg community with quality dental checkups and procedures, including fillings, crowns, bridges, and root canals. If you are in need of quality dental care, schedule your appointment today by calling (352) 787-5919.
A dentist is a medical professional who provides oral health services that aid in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. There are several different types of dentists who each specialize in a specific area of dental care, and another type of dentist, like Dr. Orobitg, who has advanced expertise and experience in a variety of dental procedures.
Types of Dental Professionals
Here are some of dentistry’s various specialties:
Differing Dental Qualifications
You may have noticed initials following the name of your local dentist. Such designations are awarded to general dentists upon graduation from an accredited dental school. Depending on their schooling and degree, a general dentist may be qualified as:
While referred to as dentists, general dentists are indeed doctors of dentistry. However, the American Dental Association specifies that dentists awarded the DDS and DMD qualifications receive the same training and education; they are essentially the same degrees.
Your Leesburg DMD
Proudly serving Leesburg residents for over 20 years, Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD is both a general dentist and highly skilled in performing many endodontic procedures including root canals, periodontic procedures including implants, prosthodontic procedures including same-appointment crowns, various types of bridges, and dentures, and some oral surgery. If you need quality dental care in the Leesburg area, schedule your appointment Dr. Orobitg today by calling 352-787-5919.
Despite how much we try to avoid them, cavities can still pop up and disrupt our dental health. While there are a lot of factors that contribute to tooth decay, the treatment for a cavity depends on how severe your tooth damage actually is. If your tooth damage is too severe for a regular filling, your dentist may suggest an inlay filling. Or, if your tooth is at more serious risk, your dentist may recommend an onlay filling or a crown.
The main difference between inlay and onlay fillings is the amount of decay that each filling can remedy. Inlay fillings can protect remaining tooth structure when there is too much damage or decay for a regular filling. However, these types of fillings aren’t suitable for decay that has damaged entire cusps of a tooth.
Onlay fillings will cover more of the tooth than inlay fillings, but they cannot cover the entire tooth. Your dentist will recommend an onlay filling if you require a filling that covers the chewing surface, or cusps, of a tooth. Dentists often use onlay fillings as alternatives to crowns, because they can place onlay fillings without having to drill down as much of the existing tooth.
Although these types of fillings are a bit different, the procedure to install them is quite similar, because it requires at least two appointments to successfully create and place your inlay or onlay filling. The first appointment determines the severity of your tooth decay. During this appointment, your dentist examines the tooth structure, removes decay, and obtains an impression of your tooth with a dental mold.
If they aren’t able to on site, your dental office sends the mold to a dental laboratory where specialists create a porcelain or gold filling that fits the exact structure of your tooth. In your initial visit, your dentist may also insert a temporary mold to fit your tooth until the official model is ready. During the following appointment, your dentist replaces the temporary filing with the new one and bonds it to your affected tooth.
Filling in the Blanks
Fortunately, both inlay and onlay fillings can successfully protect your decayed teeth for many years. With proper maintenance such as regular brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting your dentist, you can extend the life of your fillings and preserve your smile.
If you want to find the best solution for your cavity, trust the expert opinion of Eddie Orobitg, D.M.D. With over 20 years of Leesburg dental experience, Dr. Orobitg recommends the best options to maintain your dental health and happiness. To get started, schedule your appointment today and call 352-787-5919.
Dentists recommend bi-annual visits for important reasons. Mouth health can be an indicator of your overall health, so it is crucial to get a checkup every six months. In addition to oral conditions, Dr. Orobitg and his staff may identify signs you should be checked further by your physician or healthcare professional for conditions such as diabetes, bone disease or heart disease. But, beyond this, regular teeth cleanings can improve your quality of life in a few other ways as well.
Leesburg Dental Care
We love that our patients sometimes stop in just to say hello for the warm welcome they receive from our entire Orobitg dental team. Our staff excels at making sure your dental needs are met with care, comfort, and attention to detail. To learn more about the procedures we perform or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 352-787-5919.
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Dr. Eddie gives 110% to your problem or concern, and is incredibly gentle, professional, caring and skilled.Judy Blanchard
I avoided photos and eating out. Even worse was the pain. People know something’s better. They just don’t know what. I can’t stop smiling.Martha Millard
Dr. Orobitg has the absolute lightest touch.
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I’ve been his patient close to 10 years. I love his staff and felt confident in their abilities from the first visit.Halah Ismail
I finally have confidence my teeth are healthy.The two Cerec restorations Dr. Orobitg did in one appointment were the icing on the cake. Beautiful. THANK YOU.Sheryl Garelick