Effective General Dentistry Services for the Whole Family
At Autobee Dental Center, Dr. Thomas Autobee offers a suite of general dentistry services to keep your oral health in pristine condition. By scheduling regular checkups and cleanings, you’ll help keep your teeth looking their best and prevent dental health issues in the future. We work to provide a customized treatment experience that’s tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Explore this page and learn about the range of general dentistry services the team at Autobee Dental Center is proud to offer our Pueblo community.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Protecting your oral health begins at home with regular brushing and flossing. However, these important habits aren’t enough on their own to guarantee a healthy smile. When plaque builds up in hard-to-reach areas on your teeth or behind your gums, it hardens into a substance called tartar that requires a professional to remove. When left untreated, tartar can cause tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other uncomfortable oral health issues.
At your teeth cleaning appointment with the team at Autobee Dental Center, we’ll evaluate your teeth and gums for plaque and tartar deposits. With techniques like dental scaling and root planing therapy, we’ll gently clean away these accumulations of bacteria. Not only will you leave with a clean smile, these treatments also help make it more difficult for plaque and tartar to build up on the surfaces of your teeth.
Visiting us for a professional cleaning is recommended every six months. By maintaining this routine, you’ll ensure that your smile stays healthy and the warning signs of oral health issues are caught before they can progress.
Periodontal Health Screenings
Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, can be easy to miss in its early stages. Protecting the health of your gums is crucial to avoid outcomes like a receding gumline, bleeding, and even tooth loss. At your hygiene appointment, we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth for any warning signs of periodontal disease. We’ll provide guidance on protecting the health of your gums and make sure you’re informed about symptoms to look out for.
The symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding Gums
- Swollen Gums
- A Receding Gumline
- Gum Discoloration
- Persistent Bad Breath
- Loosened Teeth
If we identify any signs of periodontal disease, we’ll recommend effective treatment options to relieve your symptoms and reverse the condition so you can regain pristine oral health.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure that can relieve the painful symptoms of an infected tooth. Infections occur when bacteria are able to bypass the layers of enamel and dentin that make up the exterior of a tooth, taking hold in the pulp at the center. By removing the source of an infection, the root canal procedure saves your natural tooth from extraction and prevents reinfection.
You may need a root canal if you’ve been experiencing any of the following:
- A deep crack or cavity in a tooth
- New sensitivity to temperature changes
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth or surrounding tissue
- Severe tooth pain
Since a tooth infection will not resolve on its own, it’s very important to seek treatment as soon as you notice warning signs. Left untreated, the painful symptoms may worsen and the infection can spread to other parts of the body. This can require more invasive care to remedy, including the possible removal of the tooth.
Don’t wait to address the signs of a tooth infection, prompt treatment with root canal therapy is reliable, safe, and painless thanks to effective anesthetics and the availability of dental sedation.
If you develop a cavity, a dental filling is often recommended to seal it from bacteria and prevent the risk of an infection. Luckily, fillings today can be made to blend seamlessly into your smile with the use of tooth-colored composites. Instead of highly visible metal fillings, Autobee Dental Center can provide cosmetically pleasing alternatives that offer the same protective benefits.
Your fillings procedure will begin with a full sterilization of the affected tooth. Dr. Autobee will remove any bacteria or decay before filling the cavity with a liquid dental composite. By shining a specialized UV light on your tooth, the composite will be made to rapidly harden and bond to your enamel. With your tooth sealed against bacteria, you’ll leave our Pueblo office with a natural-looking smile and relief from any uncomfortable symptoms.
At Autobee Dental Center, we make treatment decisions with the guidance of extremely precise digital X-ray technology. These tools have several advantages when compared to traditional X-rays and help us identify warning signs, evaluate healthy development, and plan for possible complications. By having X-rays of your teeth updated yearly at your regular appointments, we’re able to ensure the best possible outcomes for your lasting oral health.
Taking digital X-rays is a fast and painless procedure. Because the images captured are digital, we’re able to see the results almost immediately and make treatment decisions more efficiently. Unlike traditional radiography technology, digital X-rays expose patients to only a tiny fraction of the radiation they would receive from conventional methods. Dr. Autobee and the team at Autobee dental center always have your health in mind and we’ll take every precaution to make your entire dental care experience safe and comfortable.
Come See Us at Autobee Dental Center
We can’t wait to meet you and find out what we can do to support your healthy smile. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of a dental health issue, or you’re just in need of a standard cleaning, Dr. Autobee and his team are ready to provide personalized, compassionate care. Schedule your next appointment today by calling (719) 543-8940 or using our convenient contact form.