Starting 8/26/2024

We are moving!

Our temporary location is located at, 755 S. Perry St., Ste 300, Castle Rock, CO 80109.

Understanding Gum Disease: Healthy Tips & Tricks

Gum disease treatment castle rock Dr. Aaron Goodman Dr. Matthew Young Dr. Aaron English. Prairie Hawk Dental. General, Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative Family Dentistry. Dentist in Castle Rock, CO 80109

Gum disease can be summarized with the phrase “ugh!” Fortunately, this frustrated sigh isn’t permanent. While nearly 50% of adults in the US struggle with gum disease, it’s both preventable and curable. At Prairie Hawk Dental, we give back to our community by offering the best gum disease treatment here in Castle Rock, Colorado. 

Warning Signs of Gum Disease: 

Gum disease isn’t a silent killer. It tends to set off fireworks and play trumpets wherever it goes. A few symptoms include: 

  • Bleeding Gums. Your gums shouldn’t bleed- especially without an apparent cause. If your gums have been bleeding without rhyme or reason, gum disease is the likely culprit. 
  • Gum Recession. Loose, infected gums may pull away from your teeth. If your gums decide to take an early vacation and leave your teeth home alone, it’s time to act. Contact us immediately.
  • Pus and Mystery Fluids. Nobody is ever excited to see mystery pus, especially near the gums. If you catch pus oozing, flowing, or gathering near the gums, it’s time to act. 
  • Foul Breath. In most cases, people won’t tell you you have bad breath. After all, it’s awkward for everyone involved. If someone ever summons the courage to say that your breath stinks, don’t hold your breath- you might have gum disease. 
  • Loose Teeth. What rhymes with a loose tooth? A lost tooth. Keep your teeth in line with a strong row of firm, healthy teeth. If you notice your teeth wiggling, take note- it may be a gum infection.
  • Sensitive Teeth. If it’s painful to chew or apply pressure on your teeth, it’s not you- it’s your gums. Get them checked out. 

Available Treatments for Gum Disease

Thanks to modern technology, gum disease has a few potential cures. We offer surgical and non-surgical options, depending on the severity of the infection. 

  • Scaling. Scaling is a simple, non-surgical option for less-developed gum disease. Our dentists will remove all plaque and tartar along the gumline, all the way down to the bottom pocket. 
  • Antibiotics. Topical and oral antibiotics can help combat periodontal infection. We may also recommend mouth rinses, gels, and other medication. 
  • Flap Surgery. The first surgical procedure on the list, we perform flap surgery to reveal hard-to-reach areas within the gums. After we lift the gums, we can directly treat the infection. 
  • Bone Grafting. If the infection has destroyed the bone, it’s time for a bone graft. In this surgical procedure, we’ll replace the deteriorated bone and restore the foundation of your gum structure. This procedure will promote healing and give your jawline that extra stability it needs.  

Tips & Tricks for Healthy Gums

Healthy, regular habits are vital to your oral health. Brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting us for checkups are great places to start. After all, our gums are irreplaceable, and healthy habits can be the difference between surgery and not. 

Gum Disease Treatment in Castle Rock, Colorado 

Healthy gums are the new “cool thing.” How is anyone supposed to take you seriously if your gums are peeling back like banana peels? After all, you don’t want to be the outsider that brings bleedy, stinky breath to the table. Take back your dignity and safeguard your honor with our exceptional services. 

At Prairie Hawk Dental, we’ll restore your gums and your honor. Dr. Aaron Goodman, Dr. Matthew Young, and Dr. Aaron English are dental experts that’ll blow away even the most extreme skeptics. Our dentists are dental genies who grant wishes such as healthy gums, white teeth, and more. It’s not too late for perfect teeth! 

If you’re interested in taking your smile and health to the next level, our treatments are for you. Contact us today to get started.