Military Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO

Compassionate Care for Fellow Members of the Military

Dr. Brain Tuttle served in the army and completed his advanced schooling in general dentistry. Dr. Tuttle have tremendous respect for fellow service members and are highly passionate about ensuring that military members get the necessary dental care that they need in the Colorado Springs area.

The military has strict physical and mental standards for enlistment and believe it or not, dental malocclusions and poor oral health can be big violations that stand in your way of joining the military. Some examples of oral health problems that can disqualify you from enlistment include:

Directions from Peterson
Air Force Base

We offer a wide variety of oral surgeries including jaw surgery for complex occlusion issues/adjustments, bone grafts, sinus lifts, and alveoloplasty to prepare for implants, and tori removal to remove bony growths from the mouth that may interfere with dentures or implants.

Directions from Colorado
Army National Guard

Take Newport Rd and E Fountain Blvd to US-24 E. In .2 miles, take CO-21 N to Woodmen Rd. Take the exit for Woodmen Rd and continue for 9.5 miles. Merge onto E Woodmen Rd and turn right onto Sisters Grove in 300 ft. Make a left in 141 ft and then another immediate left to pull into the parking lot. We are adjacent to Rota Advanced Dental Care.

Comprehensive Services We Recommend for Military Members

Since tooth decay and gum disease are the main causes of most oral health problems including leading to cavities, tooth removal, and the need to undergo corrective treatment, preventing these things from occurring is the best way to ensure oral health care doesn’t get in the way of joining the military. 

With regular dental cleanings and checkups, we can catch warning signs early, remove buildups of plaque and tartar, and screen for serious problems like oral cancer. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants offer additional protection against cavities. If gum disease is detected, we can treat it with a deep cleaning consisting of scaling and root planing.

Any issue with your teeth that impacts your ability to eat a normal diet will prevent you from joining the military. This is why it’s so important to restore damaged, broken, or chipped teeth. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the best option is to receive a dental implant which is the most secure tooth restoration and is the only option that preserves the jaw bone. 

You won’t have to worry about your teeth shifting around or falling out. If we catch damaged or infected dental pulp (the soft center of your tooth) early enough, we can salvage the tooth with a root canal. 

While not everyone is eligible for a root canal or dental implant, dentures may impact your ability to enlist if it impacts your ability to properly chew. Other options for tooth restorations and replacement include dental crowns and bridges. 

When your teeth or jaw are improperly aligned, it can lead to a host of problems including increased risk of tooth decay, bruxism, TMJ, myofascial pain, and difficulty with mastication. The good news is that while braces are a prohibited oral device, Invisalign is not as long as you complete treatment before you join active duty. If you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems, we can treat them with Invisalign clear aligners.

To find out what treatment would be best suited for you, contact us at Tuttle Family Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brain Tuttle today.