The importance of General Dental Services in San Francisco and the services you can expect

General Dental Services at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco Area

At West Portal Family Dentistry, Dr. Terri Nguyen and her team are dedicated to the administration of general dental services to patients in San Francisco, CA area. Whether you are a long-time resident of the area looking for a new dentist or are new to the area and find yourself thinking “where can I find a general dentist near me?”, Dr. Nguyen would love to be your partner on the journey to excellent dental health. Dr. Nguyen’s top priority is making sure you maintain healthy teeth and gums and will work with you in creating and maintaining a successful dental health plan.

What is offered by a General Dentist?

The role of the general dentist has changed over the years. A general dentist used to be considered a jack of all trades, but now with very specialized fields of dentistry, you may wonder what a general dentist can offer. A general dentist is going to be a trained medical professional who has gone through years of formal education and residency. This ensures that they have honed their craft and can provide safe and quality dental care to any patient who comes through their door. While there are several specialized fields of dentistry, a general dentist can treat a wide range of dental issues and provide many services. Some of these include:

  • teeth cleaning
  • filling cavities
  • treating gum disease
  • assisting with TMJ disorders
  • placing dental crowns
  • performing root canals
  • placing dental implants

The services offered a general dentist can vary from one to another, but what is listed here is the most common.

Your partner in dental health

Your general dentist will be the first line of defense and the dental professional you encounter most often in your life. They will be the one who helps you navigate the day-to-day maintenance of your oral health and they will help make sure you are caring for your teeth and gums in a way that will ensure long-term dental health. It’s critical that you see your dentist twice a year so that any problems can be detected early and treated before they become larger problems which require more invasive treatment.


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If you are looking for a dentist you can trust with your oral health, please give Dr. Terri Nguyen a call today at West Portal Family Dentistry by dialing (415) 604-9292.

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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.

Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.