Preventive Dentistry in Broomfield, CO
Although you will find a wide range of dental services offered at Peak Dental Health in Broomfield, CO, preventive dentistry is indeed the foundation of what we do. Regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Nelson every six months can help you avoid many dental concerns, saving you time, stress, and even money in the long run.
Additionally, with so much information emerging about the connection between your dental health and your overall health, it has never been more important to take care of your teeth and mouth. Consistent preventive appointments help you do this.
What Happens During Preventive Cleanings and Examinations
During your dental cleaning, your hygienist will take the time to remove plaque buildup that you may miss during your home care routine. Dr. Nelson will provide a thorough examination at every preventive visit that allows him to detect concerns such as tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, and oral cancer in their earliest stages. Early detection of these issues gives you an excellent opportunity to treat them more successfully with less invasive procedures.
One of the conditions our hygienists and your dentist in Broomfield are looking for are signs of periodontal disease. Scientists are finding a close connection between gum disease and other health concerns in the body such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. We understand that the bacteria that causes gum disease can enter the bloodstream and contribute to the inflammation causing these other issues.
Detecting and Managing Gum Disease
Gum disease can be challenging to identify on your own since it starts with minimal symptoms and not much pain. Gingivitis is the early stage, and you might notice that your gums are red, sore, or irritated during this stage. They may also bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. You can often successfully manage gingivitis and sometimes reverse it with improvements to your home care and a detailed professional cleaning.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease where you may be experiencing gum recession, mobile teeth, or discomfort when biting or chewing. This stage requires a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing to remove the tartar buildup below the gum line that is causing your infection. Dr. Nelson may also recommend antibiotic therapy or laser therapy to help eliminate your infection and accelerate healing.
Contact Peak Dental Health to Schedule Your Preventive Visit
For most patients, visits every six months are ideal for maintaining a healthy smile. Those managing gum disease may require additional cleanings throughout the year. Your Broomfield dentist will work with you to create a plan for your oral health that will help you maintain your smile well into the future.
Contact Peak Dental Health today to schedule your next visit.