General Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO
What Are the Benefits of General Dentistry?
General dentistry covers a wide range of services, from simple cleanings and exams to more in-depth treatments such as root canals and gum disease treatment. General dentistry is the foundation of good oral health. Our dentist will partner with you to prevent dental disease and intervene in the early stages if there are any issues.
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Dental Checkups and Preventive Dentistry
Our dentists provide several general dentistry treatments to help patients maintain good oral health. This includes teeth cleanings and exams, as well as preventative treatments such as fluoride. Fluoride treatments can help to strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities and tooth decay.
Teeth cleaning can help to reduce stains, remove plaque and tartar, and polish the teeth. During an exam, the dentist will look for signs of tooth decay and disease. If a cavity is discovered, it can be filled.
Dental checkups are an important part of preventive dentistry.
Oral Cancer Screening
Early detection of oral cancer is vital. Therefore, we perform oral cancer screenings at every checkup appointment. To perform an oral cancer screening, we will check your face, neck, lips, and tongue for signs of the disease.
Our dentist will also feel for any lumps in the soft tissues in your mouth. If we detect anything unusual, we may recommend a biopsy. A biopsy is a minor outpatient procedure that removes a small tissue sample for testing. By detecting signs of oral cancer early, we can increase your chances of successful treatment.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment involves deep cleaning and root planing to get rid of the infection and bacteria. Our doctor or hygienist could also perform more specialized treatments, such as bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration, if there are signs of bone loss. Gum disease often recurs, so it’s important to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine at home. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
Dental Fillings and Tooth Restoration
Dental fillings have long been one of the most reliable ways to restore damaged teeth. In the past, amalgam fillings were the norm. Today, patients can also choose tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings match the natural color of your teeth, making them blend beautifully with the rest of your teeth. Better yet, fillings are also incredibly durable and have the ability to restore damaged teeth. When properly cared for, tooth-colored fillings can last a decade or more.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is recommended when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is a soft tissue that contains the blood vessels and nerves of the tooth. The treatment is effective in relieving toothaches caused by pulpal infections.
A general dentistry office can treat any dental problem or concern you have. From gum disease and tooth decay to routine cleanings and fillings, a general dentist can address it all. General dentists can also perform full mouth rehabilitation for patients who need more extensive dental work.
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Dr. Scott R. Hill
Dr. Scott Hill completed his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University and then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014. After serving as an associate dentist in Ohio, he then selected Colorado Springs as the right location to settle his family.
Dr. Gregory B. Moore
Upon graduation from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1985, Dr. Moore entered a one-year General Practice Residency at Fort Carson. The US Army then sent him to Stuttgart, Germany for four years. After leaving the Army in August of 1990, Dr. Moore purchased an existing practice in Colorado Springs, and has practiced here ever since.
Dr. Crystal Umphlett
Dr. Crystal Umphlett completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. She returned to her hometown of Cody, WY and worked for her childhood dentist as an associate for 3 years. In 2018, she relocated to Santa Fe and continued working as an associate before finding her home in Colorado Springs in 2019.
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