Common Problems

Common Dental Problems Treated in Denver

As your top choice for a Denver, Wheat Ridge, and Golden, CO dentist, Gentle Smiles of Colorado is proud to offer exceptional dental care for patients of all ages. We specialize in a wide range of treatments for patients experiencing both common and rare dental issues. Over the years, we’ve found that there are six common dental concerns that appear much more frequently than others. It’s our aim to give our patients proven and efficient treatment when they find themselves suffering from any of the following common problems.

Tooth Decay

One of the most common oral and dental problems is tooth decay. This is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the surfaces of the teeth. When bacteria combines with sugars that are left over from foods, they’ll begin to eat away at the tooth enamel and cause decay. Thankfully, this is entirely preventable with our Denver periodontics. The chances of developing tooth decay can be reduced by practicing proper oral hygiene, as well as visiting our cosmetic dentist in Golden for general oral care and any dentistry treatments.

Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth react to hot and cold by expanding when exposed to hot temperatures and contracting when exposed to cold temperatures. For patients with tooth sensitivity, these reactions can sometimes cause pain when eating or drinking. This sensitivity may be caused by worn-down tooth enamel, receded gums, or minor cracks in the teeth. Our dentists may recommend treatments like fluoride or periodontics in Wheat Ridge to address your sensitivity and strengthen your enamel.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is where the tissues surrounding the teeth are inflamed. These gums can become red, swollen, bloody, painful, and this condition can even lead to other health problems. When it’s left untreated, it can even result in lost teeth or the need for tooth removal or reconstruction. Your Golden, Wheat Ridge and Denver dentist provides periodontal services to help restore our patients' smiles. If a tooth is lost to gum disease, dental implants or other prosthetics may be needed to restore the functional and aesthetic properties of the smile.


When food particles are left inside your mouth, they’ll start to break down, causing halitosis, also known as bad breath. While brushing and flossing will often solve this problem, halitosis can sometimes be a sign of another underlying complication. Our Wheat Ridge cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums to get to the root of the problem. If necessary, periodontics may be used to address the issue or another specialty dental treatment.

Orthodontic Concerns

Misaligned bites can be a concern due to the possibility of developmental issues. If you have an orthodontic problem, you may need to visit an orthodontist in addition to your Denver, Wheat Ridge and Golden, CO dentist.

Canker Sores

Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are small and recurring sores that are found inside the mouth. They can be treated with antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents. If you frequently suffer from canker sores, please ask our Golden cosmetic dentist for treatment options that fit your dental needs.

Other Dental Conditions & Treatments

At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, our goal is to give each patient a healthy and beautiful smile through a variety of treatments that help resolve these issues, as well as other rare dental problems. Our skilled doctors and staff specialize in the following treatments:

If you would like more information about any of the treatments listed above, please contact Gentle Smiles of Colorado. We will be happy to walk you through the details of a dental implant in Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge.

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Gentle Smiles of Colorado

If you have any questions on veneers, implants, crowns, or any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you. Ready to schedule an appointment with your Denver, Wheat Ridge or Golden, CO dentist? Give us a call at (303) 756-2770, or reach out to us at our contact page. We're looking forward to seeing you and making sure that your oral health is in an optimal condition!

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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