General Dentistry Specialist

General Dentistry Specialist
General Dentistry services offered in Shrewsbury, MA

If you want to keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition, it’s important to invest in general dentistry. Routine oral exams and professional teeth cleaning can reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues. At Lakeside Family Dental experienced general and family dentist Assia Fain, DMD, PhD, provides a complete suite of general dentistry services to individuals and families. To make an appointment in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, call the office or book online today.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry diagnoses treats and prevent diseases and disorders that affect the teeth, gums, and jaw. 

It’s important to establish care with a general dentist, even if your mouth appears healthy. Many issues, including cavities and periodontal disease, present few obvious symptoms early on. Regular visits to Lakeside Family Dental can alert you when they respond best to treatment.

What services does general dentistry provide?

Lakeside Family Dental offers various general dentistry services, including:

Preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry identifies issues affecting your teeth and gums when they’re easiest to treat. Examples of preventive dentistry include oral exams and professional teeth cleaning. 

During an oral exam, your dentist looks at your teeth, gums, and tongue to identify cavities or other issues. During professional teeth cleaning, your dentist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and beneath your gums.


If you have a cavity, your Lakeside Family Dental provider might recommend a filling. A filling repairs decaying tooth enamel with composite resin. Lakeside Family Dental offers tooth-colored fillings. These fillings look like your natural tooth enamel and blend in with your smile. 

Root canals

Root canal therapy treats damaged or infected tooth pulp. During a root canal, your dentist removes the damaged or decaying pulp from the inside of your tooth and fills it with a material called gutta-percha.

A root canal stops the pain, prevents the infection from spreading, and prevents the need for an extraction.


If you have a deep cavity or severely crowded teeth, Lakeside Family Dental might recommend extractions. During extractions, your provider uses special tools to carefully remove one (or several) permanent teeth. 


A crown is a synthetic cap bonded on top of a damaged or decaying tooth. Once placed, the crown restores your tooth to its near-original size, shape, and appearance, allowing you to bite and chew.

Periodontal disease treatment

If you have gum disease, Lakeside Family Dental might recommend periodontal therapy. The providers offer several types of gum disease treatment, including scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and Perioprotect®. 

Teeth whitening

Teeth often change color due to the natural aging process. If you want a brighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile, consider teeth whitening. Lakeside Family Dental offers chairside teeth whitening with Philips Zoom. One outpatient treatment can make your teeth up to eight* shades lighter.

Is general dentistry covered by insurance?

Most general dentistry services are covered by insurance, but every policy varies. If you have questions about what is covered, contact your insurance provider before making an appointment at Lakeside Family Dental.

To partner with Lakeside Family Dental for general dentistry, call the office or book online today.