Dr. Nancy E. Gill
Dr. Nancy E. Gill Golden, CO
Dr. Nancy Gill is a dentist in Golden, Colorado. She is originally from Pennsylvania and did her undergraduate work at Villanova University. After graduation, she wanted a change of scenery and chose Creighton University School of Dentistry for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
After working as an associate for one year after graduation, Dr. Gill chose Golden as the place to grow her roots. Her first practice opened in 2005. Shortly after, in 2008, Dr. Gill merged her practice into her existing space and has been content ever since.
Dr. Gill says, “after many of my patients have seen my life unfold; from getting married to giving birth to my daughter; these people have become my second family. When I see my patients at many Golden events, it makes me so happy I chose Golden to call home.”
Dr. Gill lives in Golden with her husband, Dave, and her daughter, Cecilia. She loves to travel to new places, play the piano, and spend time on the weekends finding the coolest breakfast places with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Gill is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society, the Seattle Study Club, the Mile High Dental Study Club, The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics, and has earned Fellowship status at the esteemed Las Vegas Institute, which includes a minimum of 300 hours of post-doctorate education.
Dr. Gill performs General Dentistry and is available for consultation for TMD (temporomandibular disorder) and Cosmetic Dentistry.
What is the Role of a Dentist?
Many people mistakenly perceive their dentist as a professional they see when they have a dental problem. There is much more value to dentistry than repairing damaged teeth. Your dentist is a vital part of your larger healthcare team, one who specializes in oral health. As an oral health specialist, your dentist:
- Diagnoses oral diseases, including cavities, infection, and oral cancer.
- Promotes disease prevention through education and preventive treatments.
- Performs necessary diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, to observe all oral structures.
- Monitors the development of the jaw and teeth.
- Performs surgical procedures on teeth, soft tissues, and bone as needed to support long-term oral health.
Why Should I See a Dentist Regularly?
Dental exams are more involved than many people imagine. Some of the first steps to every dental exam are the observation and palpation of the face, neck, lower jaw joints, and the lymph nodes in the neck.
The clinical aspects of a dental exam include checking for loose teeth, looking for gum inflammation or infection, examining the tongue and soft tissues of the mouth, checking your bite, checking for fractures or chips, observing fillings and other restorations for signs of damage, and examining teeth roots via x-ray imaging.
Dental visits also include cleanings that remove plaque and tartar from the gum line, where these substances create a risk for gum disease. In addition to removing plaque and tartar, the dentist polishes teeth and flosses between them to remove debris that increases acidity in the mouth.
The various aspects of the general dental visit combine to give you and your dentist a clear picture of your oral health, where risks may exist, and how to manage them. By seeing your dentist regularly, you protect your teeth and gums from preventable but common problems that could lead to pain and tooth loss.
When Should I See a Dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends dental exams and cleanings every six months. This timing is sufficient for individuals who are not experiencing dental problems like frequent tooth decay or gum disease. If chronic dental problems are diagnosed, more frequent visits may be necessary until oral health has been restored to a manageable baseline.
What Procedures Does a Dentist Offer?
Dentists offer a wide selection of services that help prevent dental problems, repair damage to teeth, and enhance the appearance of the smile. In our Golden, CO office, patients can trust our experience in providing dental exams and cleanings, gum treatments, fillings, crowns, and other restorations, and cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers.
In addition to preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, our dentists can also diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder, conditions that can cause ongoing symptoms and health risks if not properly addressed.
Is Dentistry Safe?
Dental services are performed in line with strict guidelines for clinical safety. Our team prioritizes holistic dentistry, which honors natural anatomy and biological materials. By using materials such as porcelain and composite resin, we increase the integrity of dental restorations for long-term stability and natural beauty.
Is Dentistry Painful?
We make every effort to foster comfort for each of our patients. Dental exams and cleanings are conducted with sufficient time to work slowly and methodically. When repairs or tooth alteration is necessary, such as root canal therapy or porcelain veneers, patients receive adequate analgesic medication into the gums to numb the mouth. If you are concerned about discomfort, please talk to your dentist. Many people experience dental anxiety and fear of pain. With direct communication, we can help alleviate your fears.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about our services you can reach us at (303) 277-9600 or fill out our contact us form here. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.