Dr. Betty Jo Schope: Your ‘Dental Care Quarterback’
There are many facets to your overall dental health, to include the appearance and function of your teeth, healthy gums, a proper bite, and adequate breathing airway. For some of these, advanced care beyond general dentistry may require a dental specialist such as an orthodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon.
If you require advanced dental care, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Schope can serve as your dental care ‘quarterback’ so to speak to coordinate the care, help you find the ideal specialist, and be sure you receive optimal continuity with all your dental care.
Watch the video below to learn more about how Dr. Schope serves as your dentistry quarterback:
Be sure to receive your dental care from a “Top” general dentist in Colorado Springs. Dr. Betty Jo Schope provides you the full spectrum of general general dentistry (to include restorative, periodontal, functional, and preventive dentistry):
In general, restorative dentistry is the means by which a dentist can treat the tooth with special materials in a fashion to return normal function and appearance. In some cases, a dental health condition may have been caused by an infection (cavities, decay) or damage (cracking, chipping, natural wear, grinding) to the tooth. In other cases, the condition may be hereditary (teeth spacing). With restorative dental care, the objective is to return the function, sensation, and appearance of the tooth to as normal as possible.
Risk for Cavities
You may be at a greater risk for cavities if:
- you have certain medical conditions
- you take certain medications
- you have a diet high in acidic or sugary foods
- you have reduced salivary flow for a number of reasons
- you have exposed root surfaces
- you are currently wearing braces
We provide a risk assessment that reviews your habits, diet, medical conditions and medications. If you are high risk for cavities we offer preventative therapy plans. Utilizing specific oral hygiene instructions and supplements or medications, it is possible to tip things back in your favor and prevent cavities.
In addition we offer the following services to restore your mouth to optimum oral health. Dr Schope will provide exceptional restorative dentistry with use of cutting edge technology with a gentle woman’s touch.
Our Restorative Dental Treatments
At Schope Family Dentistry, our restorative dental care treatments include:
- dental fillings
- partial dentures
- implant crowns
- root canal therapy
- smile enhancements
- space closing
About CEREC® One-visit Crowns
If time is valuable to you, you will enjoy one-visit crown service when Dr. Schope utilizes digital dentistry to create and deliver crowns the same day. You will leave with a permanent crown. Imagine … one appointment … one time getting anesthetized … no temporary crowns.
Healthy smiles are the best smiles. Sometimes periodontal issues are keeping you from having the healthy, beautiful smile you desire.
And did you know that 70% of adult tooth loss is attributed to periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)? Gum care is an important factor to oral and overall health. Periodontal disease hides in your mouth destroying gum tissues and the bone around your teeth. It can lead to stroke, heart attack and pregnancy complications. Up to 80% of the population unknowingly have some form of gum disease.
Your Stage of Periodontal Disease Will Determine Your Dentistry Treatment
Contact your dentist for a thorough evaluation if you have any of these signs of gum disease:
- red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
- bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
- gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
- loose or separating teeth
- pus between your gums and teeth
- sores in your mouth
- persistent bad breath
- a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
The following periodontal procedures are available to treat and maintain periodontal disease, as well as replace missing teeth, improve your smile and gain better access for Dr. Schope to provide quality care:
- periodontal therapy
- periodontal maintenance
- laser therapy
- implant restoration
It’s true, a poorly functioning bite relationship where the joints, muscle and teeth don’t work in harmony can create need for treatment such as root canal therapy, crowns, or periodontal therapy to name a few. An occlusal analysis, or bite study, can help Dr. Schope determine if your dental concerns are related to a ‘bad bite’ not just ‘bad bugs.
Common Tooth Function Problems:
- headaches or migraines
- unexplained loose teeth and the progression of gum disease
- sensitive teeth or fractured and worn teeth
- recession of the gums
- facial pain
- pain in teeth that seems to move around
- clicking or popping in the jaw joints
- congestion or stuffiness in the ears
TMJ Disorder is a chronic, degenerative disease affecting 75 million people. An imbalance in the bite to joint relationship is thought to be a contributing cause in this disease. The term for a poor bite relationship is Malocclusion. Dr Schope can evaluate and treat problems associated with these malocclusions. Diagnosis and therapy may include:
- occlusal analysis (bite study)
- bite corrections
- night guards or NTI-tss
Of course, it’s best if you never have to deal with any type of dental health problem. You play a big role in preventive dentistry by doing your part to brush, floss, and rinse regularly. This also includes staying away from foods that can be harmful to your teeth. Finally, seeing Dr. Schope for regular dental cleanings is crucial to monitor and maintain optimal dental health.
Top Dentistry in Colorado Springs from a Top Dentist
Call 719-260-8089 to schedule an appointment at Schope Dental to see Colorado Springs dentist, Betty Jo Schope, DDS. Dr. Schope is a member of the ADA and is regularly recognized in the community as a “Top Dentist.” She offers “excellence in dentistry with a woman’s touch.”