General Dentistry Specialist

Olive Tree Dental

Marna Mae Longakit, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Endodontist located in Sunnyvale, CA

From routine dental cleanings to cosmetic and restorative procedures like crowns and bridges, general dentistry affects every aspect of your oral health. At Olive Tree Dental in Sunnyvale, California, Marna Mae Longakit, DDS, provides a broad range of general dentistry services to improve the health, appearance, and function of your smile. To learn more, call Olive Tree Dental or book an appointment online today.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a broad term that covers nearly every type of dental service, from bi-annual dental exams and oral cancer screenings to more complex treatments, such as root canal therapy and gum disease treatments.

Above all else, general dentists concentrate on prevention when caring for your oral health. By emphasizing the importance of good oral hygiene practices, they can minimize your risk of certain dental diseases and prevent the progression of concerns like tooth decay and gum disease.

Which types of services are covered under general dentistry?

Some of the most common services that general dentists perform include:

  • Dental exams and cleaning
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tools
  • Root canal therapy
  • Cavity fillings
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Bonding
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Veneers
  • Oral hygiene education
  • Tooth extractions
  • Sleep apnea treatments
  • Night guards
  • Dentures

Your oral health is a mirror of your overall health. Dental disease prevention and early intervention can help lower your risk of certain health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

How does dental technology enhance general dentistry?

Olive Tree Dental has invested in the most advanced dental technology to ensure the accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral health concerns before they progress. Some of the cutting-edge technology available at the office includes:

Intraoral camera

The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth. It can help diagnose and monitor any dental problems that arise.

Oral cancer screenings

Dr. Longakit uses an ultraviolet light or similar device to view issues that can't be seen by the naked eye. This helps identify small lesions, growths, and even tumors before they spread.

Digital X-rays

A digital X-ray allows Dr. Longakit to take an image of your teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, she can take a very close look at your teeth and surrounding structures with the best accuracy possible. In addition, digital X-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays.