General dentistry treatment in our office, I think that that entails treating the whole mouth. There's different problems that people have with their mouths that require different levels of treatment or different kinds of treatment. It could be anything from a small cavity that requires a white bonded filling to a cracked tooth that has just been hurting someone for a long time and it may require a crown probably to a root canal or even removing the tooth or replacing it with a dental implant.

I think when you talk about general dentistry, to me it means treating the whole mouth and all problems that come with it.

Helping You Get And Keep A Healthy Smile

Dr. Calvin Bessonet of Ascension Premier Dental has the skills and expertise to handle all of your general dentistry treatment needs, including preventive care. All of the dental services we provide are performed in-house at our Geismar dental office. This allows for the convenience and comfort of having all of your dental procedures conducted at the same place.

Preventing dental issues is the most effective way of dealing with them. This is why Dr. Bessonet offers services that are targeted at maintaining a healthy smile, as well as services to help you get your smile back.

Dental Health Checkups

Regular dental exams and cleanings are the main part of your ongoing dental health plan at Ascension Premier Dental. During your checkup, we may offer dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and fluoride varnish. These are all ongoing preventive measures designed to help protect your smile from the dangers of harmful oral bacteria and tooth decay.

Through the use of our intraoral camera, you will be able to see how your mouth looks before and after your visit. Also, we can offer nutritional counseling to help keep your mouth safe from harmful foods. Ascension Premier Dental helps everyone get and keep a healthy smile.

Athletic Mouthguards

Regardless of the season, there is always a sport that is being played. In the U.S., almost every sport has the possibility of injury. One of the most easily prevented forms of injury are those to your teeth. Through the use of a mouthguard, most dental injuries can be prevented. That’s why Ascension Premier Dental offers the service of fitting you or your children with athletic mouthguards. These custom mouthguards will help protect your teeth from injury regardless of the sport or activity.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Yeah, we have a lot of patients that grind their teeth, that clench their teeth. A lot of these patients don't realize they're doing it. We can tell by looking at the teeth and looking at the wear patterns and sometimes looking at the muscles in the face and that they're actually doing it. A lot of these patients suffer from migraines. They suffer from jaw aches. They have a lot of chronic pain and a lot of them don't realize where the source is. The source is the temporomandibular joint in conjunction with the muscles in the face. Basically it comes from overworking those muscles. They're using these muscles throughout the day. They're also using them all night long by clenching and grinding.

It's just like taking a dumbbell and working your arm all night long, waking up and then using it for work. It's never resting so it's in a chronic state of fatigue. Of course it's going to hurt. For people like that, 90% of those people it's very simple. We make them a splint, a perfectly made splint that balances their bite in the right way to allow those muscles to relax at night. They wake up feeling more refreshed and their headaches go away. Most of them can't believe they waited so long to have this done.

Is your jaw sore? Do your hear a clicking sound when you move it? Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? You may be suffering from symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. We call it TMD for short, though you may have heard it referred to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint — the name of the jaw joint). This disorder is often confused with other ailments. Dr. Bessonet will diagnose you and develop a treatment plan to take care of your issue.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is another condition that causes oral health issues. You may be doing everything you can think of to try and take care of your dry mouth but still have not been able to get rid of it. Dry mouth can be caused by a number of different factors, from being a side effect of a prescription medication to simply breathing through your mouth for periods of time. Dr. Bessonet will be able to help you figure out what is causing your dry mouth and, more importantly, what you need to do about it so that it doesn’t bother you any more.

Bad Breath

One of the biggest confidence killers a person can suffer from is bad breath. It causes social anxiety as well as embarrassment. You may be suffering from this condition through no fault of your own. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be brought on by a variety of different factors, including gum disease. At Ascension Premier Dental, you will be able to have your condition diagnosed and a treatment option made available to you. There is no reason someone should have to live with a condition that we can take care of. Come see Dr. Bessonet to begin the process of eliminating your breath condition. You don’t have to worry about your breath any more.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a very scary condition to have. If you or a member of your family suffers from it, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Whether you simply need to sleep in a different position or be fitted with a night guard to stop your snoring, Dr. Bessonet is able to help you sleep soundly through the night. We work with a physician to diagnose the sleep disorder.

Contact Dr. Calvin Bessonet and Ascension Premier Dental at 225-963-5548 today to schedule a general dentistry Geismar and Prairieville, LA area appointment. You can also use the online contact form to make an appointment or get more information regarding your dental health options. We can’t wait to hear from you.