Dental Concerns Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Paul Cavanaugh can treat a wide range of dental problems in our Colorado Springs, Colorado dental office. As a graduate of the Kois Center, Dr. Cavanaugh has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex problems affecting the function and comfort of your smile. Common concerns such as crooked or discolored teeth, bleeding gums, or teeth grinding may be caused by underlying functional or dental health problems.

Treating dental concerns as early as possible will allow more conservative and less invasive dentistry to be effective. If you are experiencing painful or concerning symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Cavanaugh takes the time with you as an individual to assess your oral health, discuss your concerns and goals, and present treatment options for your consideration.

Common Dental Concerns Colorado Springs, CO

Common Dental Concerns

Some of the most common dental concerns are preventable with routine dental visits and excellent oral hygiene. Our dental care team can treat everything from the common to the complex with a comprehensive, personalized approach. Our goal is to help you enjoy a natural smile that supports your best quality of life and overall physical wellness.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding and irritated gums are oftentimes a sign of gingivitis, a precursor to periodontitis, or gum disease. Our dentists can easily determine if you have gum disease and recommend treatment options. Solutions for bleeding gums include removing the infection and restoring any damage done to the teeth and gums with stable reinforcement.


Many patients grind their teeth in their sleep or in stressful situations. Teeth grinding, or bruxism can affect the health and function of the teeth and gums. However, Dr. Cavanaugh provides oral appliances to patients to prevent further damage to teeth. If teeth are severely worn or damaged, he can offer cosmetic and restorative solutions.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are cosmetic and oral health concerns. Patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop tooth decay, worn teeth, or even complications with the jaw and the function of their bite. Many adults don’t want to wear braces, which is why our dentists offer other options for fixing crooked teeth including invisible braces and restorative dental procedures.

Dental Anxiety

Dental fear or anxiety may prevent a patient from receiving the dental care they need. Luckily, we can provide patients with nitrous oxide for relaxation during their dental procedures. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, also allows patients to drive themselves to and from their dental appointments.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can negatively impact the health and function of the teeth and jaw. We provide dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Dentures and dental bridges are often secured with dental implants to ensure the most secure restoration possible. It is best to replace missing teeth quickly to avoid dental problems including tooth decay, gum disease, shifting teeth, and facial sagging.

Contact Our Office

Do you have missing teeth? Maybe you want to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. You can call us at 719-204-1602 or schedule an appointment online with our experienced and compassionate Colorado Springs, CO dental care team. Your oral health is our top priority, which is why we treat patients in a comfortable and friendly office environment. Dr. Cavanaugh provides thorough dental exams to find and treat the root cause of your dental problem so that it can be fixed quickly and efficiently.