Gum Problems: A Dental Emergency
If you are experiencing a dental emergency with your gums, call now! Choose the dental office near you:
Denver / Centennial Dental Office (near Dry Creek and I-25, just south of Park Meadows Mall), please call (303) 309-0749
Many times, when people believe that they’re experiencing a gum-related dental emergency, there’s actually a simple fix: floss.
If, suddenly, you feel pain around a specific tooth or teeth, it could be that something became stuck between your teeth or worked its way inside the gum tissue. If you carefully, floss, you might be able to dislodge the irritant, and the pain and swelling in your gums should soon subside.
If flossing doesn’t work, you should give us a call. We’re available for dental emergencies, and can generally get you in the same day that you call. We offer evening appointments and early morning appointments.
If your gums are bleeding, then there’s a chance that you have a dental infection, abscess, and/or chronic gum disease. Gum disease, if left untreated can cause tooth loss and/or other general health issues. Studies have shown that gum disease has been associated with heart conditions, strokes, systemic infections, and diabetes.
In general, gum disease slowly gets worse (often without pain), but there can also be times when it progresses quickly or flares up.
Prevention is the key to avoiding and treating gum disease – a multi-pronged approach that includes good oral hygiene at home (regular brushing and flossing) and deep cleanings and/or scalings (from a dental hygienist).
If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist, and you’re feeling anxious, don’t worry…we have three types of sedation available, which can make gum disease treatments easier.
It is better to be safe than sorry – if you believe that you have gum problems, please contact one of our dental offices.
Please note: At our dental offices in Denver (Centennial), and Colorado Springs, we accept most types of dental insurance and are in network for many plans, including: Delta, Anthem, Humana Dental, MetLife, Aetna, Guardian, United Concordia, Cigna, Assurant and others.
Sedation Dentist Near Me
Our sedation dental office is near you if you live or work in: Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, southeast Aurora, Parker, Denver Tech Center, Meridian, Inverness, or Park Meadows.