A healthy oral cavity needs constant monitoring to prevent future dental problems. Thus, general and preventative dentistry addresses problems of teeth and gums. At Sandia Peak Dental, we provide a wide range of general and preventative dentistry services to aid you in preserving healthy teeth and gums.
Importance of General and Preventative Dentistry
The two leading reasons for tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The way you deal with these problems will go a long way in helping you keep your teeth for life. Dr. Jansen Donoghue can recommend treatments to get your mouth into good condition and then formulate a maintenance plan to help you keep it that way.
Our Services at Sandia Peak Dental
- Teeth Cleanings
Teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar deposits from the gum line and between the teeth. Regular cleanings will enable us to identify other oral conditions that, if not addressed promptly, may lead to complex problems in the future.
- Digital X-Rays
Digital X-rays provide us with precise details of your dental problem that may not be visible during a visual examination. The high-tech images of X-rays help us diagnose tooth decay, gum disease, bone density, and tumors.
- Dental Sealants
Sealants are transparent coatings that will fill the chewing surfaces of the molar teeth so they do not become a breeding ground for bacteria. They prevent the harmful accumulation of plaque that may cause further problems.
- Fluoride Treatments
Fluorides can reverse the formation of tiny cavities. If you do not get sufficient fluoride minerals from your drinking water and toothpaste, they can be applied to your teeth directly at our dental office.
Our restorative services include root canals, tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, and many more. Besides maintaining your oral health, we also provide restorative appliances that will reinstate the missing tooth structures that, if not replaced, can adversely impact the alignment of your teeth.
- Periodontal Care
Periodontal care involves evaluating the gums and the bone tissues around your teeth for any signs of gum disease. A periodontal probe is used to perform this test, a small stick that can help measure pocket depth.
- Oral Cancer Screenings
An early diagnosis of oral cancer will help treat the condition before it advances further. Oral cancer screenings can be undertaken as part of a routine dental exam.
We at Sandia Peak Dental can help improve your oral health while transforming your smile. Visit us at 8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. You can also reach Dentist Albuquerque, NM at (505) 298-6732.