At Prairie Dental Group, we provide personalized dental care in Edmond, OK to patients facing a variety of dental health needs and concerns. In most cases, common dental problems will become complex issues over time if left untreated. If you experience tooth damage or notice changes in your oral health, you should schedule an appointment to have your concerns evaluated and addressed by a professional dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. Bryan Bumpas and our dental team are known for providing compassionate care to all of our patients. Rest assured that your concerns will be taken seriously and that we will provide you with all of the information you need to know about treatment options and preventative measures. Our goal is to restore your dental health following a dental concern and then help you prevent them from occurring again in the future.
Common Dental Concerns
Whatever your dental concern may be, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Our office offers comprehensive dental services, meaning we are equipped to provide solutions for all types of oral health problems from the common to the complex. The following are common dental concerns that we treat in our Edmond, OK dental office:
Early-stage gum disease often presents itself as bleeding gums, or gingivitis. Gingivitis is a common dental concern that most patients will deal with at some point in their lives. It is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar around the gum line, which irritates your soft tissues and causes them to bleed. Most patients will notice their gums are bleeding whenever they brush or floss their teeth. To prevent gingivitis from progressing into gum disease, we recommend scheduling regular dental cleanings with our dental team. During your cleaning, any plaque or tartar buildup will be removed from your dental structures to prevent irritation. For patients whose gingivitis has already progressed to gum disease, we provide periodontal disease treatment to restore your smile.
Crooked teeth cause a variety of concerns for patients. Many patients become self-conscious of their smiles due to their crooked teeth. Additionally, crooked teeth create difficult spaces and crevices in your smile that food residue easily gets stuck in. This is why we see patients with crooked teeth often struggle with poor oral hygiene and gum disease. Crooked teeth have also been known to cause jaw pain and tension headaches. To help patients with crooked, misaligned teeth, we provide Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is a clear aligner system used to treat patients dealing with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Dr. Bumpas is a certified Invisalign provider and is happy to consult with you to determine if this treatment option is right for your needs.
Missing teeth can cause similar concerns for your smile as crooked teeth do. Not only do they cause cosmetic issues, but they also mess with the functionality of your smile. Your teeth are meant to work together when performing daily tasks like chewing and speaking. When you are missing one or more teeth, we recommend seeking out restorative dentistry options sooner rather than later to prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting. Our office offers dental crowns, dental implants, dental bridges and dentures and partials to help patients with missing teeth.
Few people are aware that sleep apnea is a dental concern. Sleep apnea, or loud snoring, can often be caused by an excess of soft tissues in your mouth and throat preventing you from breathing properly while you sleep. To help patients with sleep apnea, Dr. Bumpas offers oral appliance therapy with custom mouthguards. Many patients find that custom mouthguards help hold their jaw in a healthier resting position as they sleep, which provides a better airway. If you suffer from sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bumpas. He will help you determine if oral appliance therapy will help prevent your loud snoring.