Examine, diagnose and treat oral diseases. Perform oral treatments that include root canals, extractions, and repair and extraction prostheses. The primary role of general dentists is to diagnose, treat and manage patients' oral health care needs, including root canals, fillings, and gum care. They are considered to be the top providers of dental care for both children and adults.
General dentists typically perform some tasks, such as performing regular dental exams and dental cleanings, ensuring that patients receive appropriate and timely treatment for their dental problems, and performing cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients' teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instructions on caring for teeth and gums and on dietary choices that affect oral health.