Complete Family Dentistry
Dr. Kyle F. Long is a friendly, compassionate dentist offering family dentistry care at his Denver, CO, practice. He can help you and your loved ones maintain dental health for a lifetime. Prevention is his primary area of focus, and he performs thorough exams and cleanings for both adults and kids. Dr. Long can also help when complications occur. He treats gum disease using a variety of advanced, yet conservative, techniques. He also performs minimal discomfort extractions, including wisdom teeth extractions. In all cases, his warm demeanor and gentle techniques will help you and your family feel at home in the office.
Regular dental cleanings are essential for oral health. Bacteria can eventually turn to sticky plaque and hard tartar, which keep bacteria in constant contact with your teeth. This can eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Although brushing and flossing will help to remove bacteria, at-home hygiene alone cannot eliminate them entirely. Therefore, it is essential that you schedule biannual cleanings, allowing our hygienists to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar before they cause problems.
If you develop gum disease, Dr. Long offers a variety of treatments to restore your oral health. Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, are the most common treatments. During this procedure, your hygienist will remove bacteria from below the gum line and smooth your dental roots. If you have already suffered significant gum recession, Dr. Long can also perform a tissue graft.
If you or a loved one needs to schedule a routine visit, or if you require more extensive dental care, Dr. Long is here to provide effective, comfortable treatment.
Dr. Long also performs frenectomy when necessary. Tags of soft tissue, or frenulum, are located between your upper lip and gums and between your tongue and the floor of your mouth. In some cases, frenulum can cause speech impediments. Dr. Long can incise the tissue to help patients speak more clearly.
Dr. Long treats children as young as 4. If your child has developed a dental problem, we can see him or her at a younger age. Children require dental visits just as often as adults. In fact, in many cases, kids may be more prone to cavities because they are not able to brush as thoroughly. For this reason, we urge you to schedule biannual visits for your child. Dr. Long and his team know how to help young patients have fun during their appointments. When your little one first comes to us, we will help him or her get used to the office. We also have a toy box to keep your child entertained while you wait.
Dr. Long can perform all types of dental extractions, though he will never recommend the treatment if it is not necessary. If you have a severely damaged tooth, or if your tooth is loose because of gum disease, extraction may be the best solution. Additionally, you may require wisdom tooth removal if your third molars are crowding the rest of your teeth. Fortunately, even in these complex cases, Dr. Long’s gentle techniques result in minimal discomfort. When necessary, we offer sedation to help you relax during treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition that can have a major impact on your overall health. OSA sufferers wake up hundreds of times per night. These awakenings are so brief, they usually are not remembered. The soft palate, throat, and tongue collapse during sleep, interrupting the normal flow of your breath. It often results in chronic exhaustion and many other symptoms. You could even face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Long can provide an oral appliance to gently reposition your lower jaw, tightening your soft palate, improving air flow, and allowing you to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Contact Our Office Today
If you or a loved one needs to schedule a routine visit, or if you require more extensive dental care, Dr. Long is here to provide effective, comfortable treatment. Contact our office today to book an appointment.