We’re so happy that you’ve chosen Castle Peak Dental in Eagle, CO for your dental health care! Dr. Summer Kassmel, Dr. Melanie Albers, and the team of Castle Peak are committed to treating each patient as an individual and helping people achieve their goals for a healthy and beautiful smile. When you come for your first visit, we want you to feel at home and welcome. From our friendly staff to our relaxing lobby, it’s our pleasure to do whatever we can to make your visit comfortable and positive.
The comprehensive exam
Our dentists will check for several things during this appointment. The first is to see whether you have undiagnosed cavities. We use a cutting-edge laser cavity detection device, Kavo Diagnodent, as well as digital X-rays for this purpose. These technologies enable our dentists to safely and accurately spot early tooth decay that would be difficult to see with the naked eye.
According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of adult Americans have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal (gum) disease. Part of your comprehensive exam includes screening for this common oral health problem. You could have periodontal disease if you have loss of pocket depth surrounding your gums, frequent bleeding of gums when you brush your teeth, bone loss, or swollen gums. Since most people are unaware they have gum disease, early detection and intervention is critical to preserve natural teeth.
Oral cancer screening
Dentists are in a unique position to diagnose oral cancer at preventive care exams. The following symptoms may indicate the presence of this disease:
- A white or red lesion that doesn’t resolve within two weeks
- A thickening or lump in the oral soft tissues
- A sensation of something being caught in the throat
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Problems moving the tongue or jaw
- Hoarse voice
- Jaw swelling
- Poorly fitting dentures
- Numbness of the tongue or other areas inside the mouth
Since these symptoms could indicate other health conditions as well, getting a proper evaluation as soon as possible is essential to a good outcome.
We share our recommendations with you
After completing the comprehensive exam, our dentist will explain the findings to you and make any recommendations for treatment. The office staff at our family dentistry clinic is happy to answer questions about insurance, paperwork or other common concerns. Call us to schedule your first exam and start on the right path good oral health!
Schedule an appointment for your first visit to Castle Peak Dental in Eagle, CO
We’re pleased to serve the kids, parents and grandparents of so many Eagle Valley families. At Castle Peak Dental, you’ll experience the personal attention and gentle care that have made us the choice for family dentistry in Eagle, CO for over 12 years. Call us today at (970) 328-1116 to schedule your appointment and learn what it means when we say your best interest is our only interest.