Skip ToContent

5731 Silverstone Terrace #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

   Facebook   Twitter   Google Plus   Blog
Main Content

Caring for Your Teeth After Addiction

Young man after dentist in Colroado Springs, COSubstance abuse and addiction are very real diseases that can have a negative impact on a person’s health, family, and happiness. In addition to causing long-lasting damage to your overall health, drug addiction can also cause significant damage to your teeth, mouth, and dental health. Even once the addictions have been overcome, the damage to the smile may still remain.

After overcoming such a damaging and harmful addiction, we believe that it’s important that you can proudly show off a healthy and beautiful smile. Here at Balota Family Dentistry, we’re committed to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

How We Can Help

If drug use is suspected or confirmed during your general dental cleaning and exam, there are steps that we need to take according to the American Dental Association. These steps include:

  • Conducting a thorough examination and assessment
  • Carefully going over the patient’s medical history
  • We will provide you with the contact information for a local clinic or rehab center
  • Preventative measures (such as fluoride treatments or dental sealants) will be taken to protect the teeth from further damage
  • Caution will be taken if the patient needs anesthesia, sedation, or even nitrous oxide during treatment
  • Lastly, Dr. Balota will discuss the risks associated with substance abuse, including the risk to both the body and the oral health

If you’ve recently overcome addiction and would like a fresh start and a clean and healthy smile, please don’t hesitate to contact Balota Family Dentistry. We offer a variety of dental restoration options and can help you choose which is right for you. Our family dental office is located here in Colorado Springs, CO.

Posted by

Share:

Archive

Aug 7, 2018, 7:27 PM
Dental implants are very quickly becoming a more popular choice for people who may be missing their teeth. If you’re able to…
Jul 25, 2018, 5:50 PM
Sunburns hurt and they’re very dangerous for your health! Unfortunately, July is a peak month for sunburns, which may come on…
Jul 17, 2018, 6:09 PM
Oftentimes, the terms ‘night guard,’ and ‘mouth guard’ are used interchangeably, but there are a few very important…
Jun 22, 2018, 5:06 PM
There are a lot of worries about dental health and plenty of things that can go wrong. As you get older, you need to consider…
Jun 12, 2018, 6:09 PM
Substance abuse and addiction are very real diseases that can have a negative impact on a person’s health, family, and…