General Dentistry

Main Street Dental provides general dentistry in North Baltimore, OH, to help your entire family’s smiles stay beautiful, strong, and healthy. We have your best interest in mind whether you need a simple annual oral exam or extensive dental work. You can count on Dr. Michael O’Neill, Dr. Emily Spetka, and their dedicated team to provide the highest quality general dental care with an emphasis on patient comfort.


What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health problems. A general dentist like Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Spetka can provide a wide range of services, from routine cleanings and cavity fillings to more complex procedures such as root canals and crowns. 


In addition to maintaining oral health, our team can also play an essential role in detecting early signs of more severe health problems. Because Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Spetka are trained to spot the signs of disease, a general dentist can often catch problems early when they are easier to treat.


We can also offer guidance on the best care for your teeth at home, ensuring you have the tools and knowledge to keep your smile healthy and bright. So, if you’re looking for quality dental care, schedule an appointment with a general dentist like Dr. O’Neill or Dr. Spetka.


Benefits of Seeing a General Dentist

The compassionate staff at our family dental clinic, led by Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Spetka, are the people to turn to if you’re looking for a dental office you can rely on to offer comprehensive dental care. There are many benefits to seeing a general dentist:


Prevention of Dental Problems

One of the primary benefits of seeing a general dentist is preventing dental problems. Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Spetka can help to identify potential issues early on and provide treatment to prevent the problem from becoming more serious. For example, a minor cavity can be treated with a filling, while a larger cavity may require a crown or root canal.


Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Another benefit of seeing a general dentist is the early detection of oral cancer. Oral cancer is relatively rare, but awareness of the signs and symptoms is still essential. A general dentist can visually examine the mouth and look for any abnormal growths or lesions. If we find anything suspicious, we can perform a biopsy to confirm whether or not it is cancerous.


Improved Overall Health

Seeing a general dentist can also improve your overall health. Your oral health is closely linked to overall health. For example, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Keeping your mouth healthy can reduce your risk of developing these and other serious health problems.


Our General Dentistry Services


Routine Exams & X-Rays: The importance of dental checkups in preventive dental care cannot be overstated. Early dental problem detection can save more significant concerns and tooth destruction. Dr. O’Neill or Dr. Spetka will take digital x-rays and personally examine your teeth and gums to find any oral health problems.


Dental Hygiene Cleanings: Plaque and tartar can be removed from the mouth during dental cleanings in areas your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Dental cleanings can help keep your teeth whiter, prevent gingivitis and gum disease, and remove any lingering tartar.


Dental Fillings: We frequently do routine restorations and carefully treat decayed teeth. Compared to conventional amalgam fillings, composite or tooth-colored fillings appear significantly more natural.


Root Canals: A tooth infection can be excruciating and endanger the tooth. The tooth will die if decay and infection are not entirely removed once they have entered the inside of the tooth roots. A badly infected tooth can only be saved by root canal therapy.


Dental Crowns: A damaged tooth is completely covered, or “capped,” with a crown. A damaged tooth can be strengthened and have its appearance, shape, or alignment improved by having a crown placed over it.


Dental Bridges: A dental bridge may be a great option if a missing tooth negatively impacts your smile. It is more practical than a partial denture and less expensive than a dental implant.


Dental Implants: Even though losing a tooth might be devastating, your smile does not have to be ruined. Dental implants are the solution most similar to a natural tooth for dental restorations. Dental implants can provide a long-term option for teeth that look natural and function properly, whether you only need to replace one lost tooth or require a complete smile makeover.


General Dentistry in North Baltimore, OH

We are now accepting new patients and would be honored to provide you and your family with modern general and cosmetic dental care. Your smile will stay bright, and your oral health will be at its best with general dentistry in North Baltimore, OH! 


Call us at 419-290-3421 right now to schedule your next visit. Online appointment requests are also available.