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Gum Disease in Colorado Springs, CO

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Every time you come to our office, we’re going to look for any signs of gum disease. You can spot these signs at home too:

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup along the gum line. Plaque buildup occurs from food or beverages that get caught between the teeth. The foods or beverages that get stuck between the teeth feed plaque bacteria, and the plaque makes the gums inflamed. This inflammation is the start of gum disease.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

There are five stages of gum disease; and with each stage, the severity increases. Stage 1 is quite mild, and stage 5 is severe. At stage 1, you may be experiencing bleeding gums when you brush or floss. Your gums may also look red or swollen.

In order to treat these symptoms, we could prescribe brushing and flossing more frequently and a medicated rinse to help kill the bacteria causing the infection. We will also carry out oral cleaning and root planing if required.

How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease occurs when the gums become inflamed and infected. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is caused by bacteria and plaque buildup. The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your Dentist Colorado Springs CO for regular checkups.

Who Is at Risk for Gum Disease?

The short answer is everyone. But, there are certain factors that put some people at higher risk for gum disease.

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Shawn McCaslin
Dr Moore is remarkably caring and attentive. My teeth don’t fit together well, and Dr Moore is reaching out to my orthodontist to work on my behalf. Abby is a highly proficient dental hygienist. My teeth are sensitive to ultrasound, and Abby worked to minimize discomfort, while still doing a great job of cleaning my teeth.
Dylan Cross
Went in after I had a really bad trip and fall, so I was not doing so great. They were extremely kind and professional with me. I felt calm throughout the whole visit, and they were very accommodating to my needs. Kjersti was absolutely lovely and so caring. Highly recommend!
Katie Bugge
I was greeted with a brand new hygienist after check in. She had just been at North End Dental a week. It would have been nice if someone had called to let me know that my regular hygienist was no longer with the practice. She was amazing. Allison was our new hygienist and she too was amazing. This is why I have given a 5 star. I have always had wonderful service at North End Dental. Allison listened to some things that the former Hygienist had done and was very acceptable to those as well as her own touch. She did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth. She is a wonderful addition to North End Dental. WELCOME!!!!! Please don’t loose that customer service. I owned my own business for 15 years. I sold it in 2018. Customer service is so very important. It is lacking in todays businesses.
Josh Kacirek
This is the first time ever that i am excited for the future of my smile. To not live in pain everyday. It wouldnt have been able to happen if it was for North End Dental. I say that with experience as i have tried 75+ other dentists to have my teeth fixed and came up with the same answer, dental implants are for the rich. That was until i came here and they said let us work with you, let us help you. So glad i found this dentist.
Cody Schmid
I recently had all 4 wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Hill. It’s difficult not to be nervous about such a procedure but having people who are so experienced really helps. The shots were as painless as they could be, the extraction process took maybe 20 minutes for all 4, and the price was half what I was expecting. Great place to go, happy I picked them and very pleased with how everything turned out.
Merrina Mendez-Itima
this office is so great! i love my whole team. they are efficient, transparent and caring. each visit is personable. i love going to the dentist! which is not something i would have said years ago before finding North End! thank you guys!!
Zoey Ballard
After moving here from out of state, my husband and I were very nervous to start with a new dentist. We were/are so very impressed with the entire experience we’ve had since we’ve started coming here. I saw Dr. Umphlett whom was gentle, kind and extremely thorough. My husband saw Dr. Moore whom was equally gentle, kind, and thorough. We both see Abby as our hygienist, she is awesome! Not only is North End Dental absolutely beautiful on the inside, the people who work here are so kind and make sure that you are taken care of. We will not be seeing another dentist as long as North End Dental is in business. Thank you North End for changing our perspective on dentistry and for taking such good care of us!
Lynn Wolfe
I broke a crown off in the front of my mouth. Went to North End Dental to see about getting it fixed. I also had other teeth missing making it hard to eat. It also made me uncomfortable meeting people. They got me in same day I walked in and did the exam. They recommended a treatment plan and in a week I had my first appointment to fix my upper teeth. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Really pleased with outcome of the temporary crowns. Can’t wait to see the permanent crowns in 2 weeks. Would absolutely recommend anyone at North End Dental!!!

Meet our Doctors

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Dr. Scott R. Hill

Dr. Scott Hill completed his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University and then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014. After serving as an associate dentist in Ohio, he then selected Colorado Springs as the right location to settle his family.

Dr. Gregory B. Moore

Upon graduation from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1985, Dr. Moore entered a one-year General Practice Residency at Fort Carson. The US Army then sent him to Stuttgart, Germany for four years. After leaving the Army in August of 1990, Dr. Moore purchased an existing practice in Colorado Springs, and has practiced here ever since.

Dr. Crystal Umphlett

Dr. Crystal Umphlett completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. She returned to her hometown of Cody, WY and worked for her childhood dentist as an associate for 3 years. In 2018, she relocated to Santa Fe and continued working as an associate before finding her home in Colorado Springs in 2019.

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New Year New You

20% off on all 
cosmetic services

This includes SureSmile®, veneers, implants, whitening, and our in-office neurotoxin—up to $500 off.

New Patient Special

$99 for Exam, FMX (Full Mouth Series X-ray), and Healthy mouth cleaning.*

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