GENERAL AND FAMILY DENTISTRY
With digital radiography, we can safely and accurately see the state of your oral health. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays and can also be viewed instantly so we can save time and see your dental condition more clearly and accurately.
At Hälsa Dental in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Dr. Peterson understands that toothaches and other dental emergencies happen. When you or your child experiences a dental emergency, call or visit our office as soon as possible to receive the high-quality care you or your child needs. We offer emergency exams, fillings, digital X-rays, some extractions, same-day crown restorations, and more to help your teeth return to normal function and optimal health.
Night Guards and Sports Guards
Night guards are custom appliances used to prevent night-time teeth grinding and, in some cases, repair TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. Sports guards, on the other hand, are created to protect the teeth and mouth while you are participating in sports or other physical activities. To learn more about our mouth guards and preventive appliances, please call or visit Hälsa Dental with Dr. Peterson in Wheat Ridge, Colorado soon.
An essential part of your regular oral hygiene routine is having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist. The dental cleanings at Hälsa Dental with our dental hygienists are thorough and performed to help you maintain optimal oral health. We recommend visiting the dentist at least once every six months for your regular cleanings and exams to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for life.
Our pediatric dentistry services are designed to help your children maintain optimal oral health for life. We’ll help them learn effective preventive techniques and take care of any tooth decay or other oral problems they may be facing. Call Hälsa Dental with Dr. Peterson in Wheat Ridge, Colorado today to schedule your child’s next “Happy and Healthy” visit!
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is indicated in the presence of periodontal disease - or the presence of specific bacteria which destroy bone and cause chronic inflammation. At Hälsa Dental, we regularly check your bone and inflammation levels in order to clean your teeth and gums appropriately to maintain your teeth for life. Scaling and root planing can take either one or two visits, depending on severity. In order to prevent relapse of the bacteria, we recommend periodontal maintenance visits every 3-4 months.
Tooth-colored (composite) fillings are used to restore teeth with minor cracks, fractures, and/or decay. Unlike silver fillings, tooth-colored fillings bond to the tooth, providing a stronger as well as a more aesthetically-pleasing restoration.