General Dentistry Procedures
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1st Dental Care offers the highest quality of general dental care in the Montgomery, IL area. We provide service to patients of all ages. Below is a list of general services we provide. If you have any questions about any of the procedures, please don’t hesitate to call our offices or schedule a free consultation to learn more.

Why do i need a Comprehensive Dental Exams?

It is important to get a comprehensive dental exam every six months by a qualified dentist. This ensures that small problems get dealt with quickly before they get out of hand. This saves you both the quality of your teeth and money.

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Cleanings can remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains. The surfaces of the tooth are polished to make the tooth smooth which prevents bacteria from adhering to the surface.


X-rays are an important tool used to see initial signs of decay, decay under an existing filling, change in bone or roots, abscess, cysts, tumors, and the development of baby and wisdom teeth.


Fluoride is an important key in marinating good oral health. Fluoride helps to re-mineralize the enamel which can prevent cavities and repair early microscopic stages of dental carries.


Scaling is done by a dentist to remove plaque. Plaque is a bio-film that contains bacteria which sticks to the tooth and must be manually removed. When plaque mineralizes it is called calculus. Calculus is a very hard deposit that must be scraped off the tooth in order for removal.



Due to poor oral hygiene, certain illnesses, or genetics, gingivitis may occur in select individuals. A sign of gingivitis is bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing.

Gingivitis, or gum disease, is when a build up of bacterial growth causes the gums to become inflamed. If left untreated, this mild form of gum disease may develop into periodontitis which can cause the gum and bone to pull away from the tooth, forming pockets. Gingivitis and periodontitis must be treated at first signs to ensure no loss of ones teeth.

Deep cleaning

The dentist will remove the bacteria from your mouth in a procedure called scaling and root planning, otherwise known as a “deep cleaning.” This type of cleaning differs from your 6-month prophylaxis by using a Cavitron to scrape away the bacteria that has hardened at and under your gum line. We do this at 1st Dental Care using topical anesthetics, so no need for shots.


Composite Fillings

When a tooth experiences decay, the dentist must remove the dead portion of the tooth and refill the tooth with a restorative material. We at 1st Dental Care only use composite fillings in our office, which will match the color of your tooth.


We offer free consultations to guide you toward the correct dental treatment. Se habla español.