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General And Family Dentistry

W hether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients. Our highest priority is to provide you and your family with highest quality of care, oral health, and comfort. When you visit your dentist regularly, you protect yourself from tooth loss, toothaches, and expensive procedures. Our general dentistry services are designed to help you maintain your natural teeth, gums, and care for as long as possible. We want to provide your whole family with high-quality dental care that you can trust. We cater to patients of all ages so that you can schedule several dental appointments in one visit. We strive to remain current on the latest treatments for your health, and love it when patients tell us how we are doing. If you are looking for a friendly, skilled dentist who can provide excellent general and family dentistry in the Denver-Charlotte Market

General And Family Dentistry

General and family dentistry encompasses a number of dental treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Whether you are bringing your child in for a simple dental checkup or need a more complex restorative procedure, we are here to care for your family’s smiles. Our experienced dentist and team are pleased to provide comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental needs and goals for a healthy, beautiful smile. We encourage all of our patients to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine appointments, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam to make sure that your smile is in good health. Depending on your individual dental needs, you may need to come to our office more often. If you notice any type of dental pain or damage or experience a dental emergency, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to receive the high-quality dental care you need.

  • Dental Cleanings & Exams
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Removeable Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Gum disease, or periodontal disease, develops when bacteria that are found normally in your mouth lodge along the gum line where they can be difficult to brush away. Often, bacteria hides beneath hardened plaque called tartar located along the gums or between teeth. Tartar is a combination of food debris and the bacteria that colonize on the food. As these bacteria multiply, they release toxins (erosive enzymes) that cause the gum tissue to shrink away from the tooth surface. As gums recede, more of the tooth surface is exposed to damaging bacteria. Eventually, the bacteria can reach the tooth root, causing infection and loosening of the root, which ultimately can lead to tooth loss. This process is called “pocket formation”. In a healthy mouth, we find 1mm-3mm of space between the tip of the gum and where the gum attaches to the bone. As periodontal disease advances, we see pockets of 5mm-7mm, which severely jeopardizes the health, stability and ultimately the retention of the tooth. Receding gums are unsightly but more insidiously they are a precursor to dental pathology, such as root caries, and loose teeth. By biannual checkups, our office is able to nip these problems in the bud. Procedures like scaling and root planing, dental cleanings, dental osseous surgery, and proper instructions on home care and diet allow our patients to maintain great periodontal health.

    Reasons for periodontal treatment Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in the developed world, and should be taken very seriously. Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases has no noticeable symptoms. Periodontal disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque cause an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Eventually, this infection will cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth to become loose. There are several reasons why periodontal treatment may be necessary: Moderate/advanced gum disease – This occurs when the gums are bleeding, swollen or red around most teeth and the jawbone has begun to recede. Localized gum recession – The infection which propagates moderate or advanced gum disease often begins in one area. Gum recession may also be caused due to over brushing with a hard bristle brush, or due to a tooth that is not positioned properly. Immediate treatment is required to prevent further spreading. Before crown lengthening – The periodontist may lengthen the crown of the tooth by removing surrounding soft tissue to provide more tooth exposure. Ridge augmentation – This procedure, often called “recontouring” may be required to correct an uneven gum line. Before embarking on treatment, a periodontist needs to treat any bacterial infections and periodontitis. In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus of the periodontist will be on curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods..

         Periodontal disease is the number-one cause of tooth loss among adults in the U.S.
    By: CDC

    The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to have twice-yearly routine dental exams and cleanings. It’s also important to avoid eating a lot of sugary foods, which serve as an ideal food source for bacteria.

    A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients. Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal. Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. The teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bed. The perfect toothbrush is small in size with soft, rounded-end bristles, and is no more than three months old. The head of the brush needs to be small enough to access all areas of the mouth, and the bristles should be soft enough so as not to cause undue damage to the gum tissue. The American Dental Association (ADA) has given electric toothbrushes their seal of approval, stating that those with rotating or oscillating heads are more effective than other toothbrushes. Flossing is a great way to remove plaque from the interdental regions (between the teeth). Flossing is an especially important tool for preventing periodontal disease and limiting the depth of the gum pockets. The interdental regions are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and should be cleansed with dental floss on a daily basis. The flavor and type of floss are unimportant; choose floss that will be easy and pleasant to use.

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