Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the number one cause of tooth loss. It has been estimated that around eighty percent of Americans experience some stage of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to serious health risks including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and respiratory disease.

Some symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bad breath (Halitosis)
  • Swollen, sensitive gums
  • Gum pain
  • Bleeding along the gumline
  • Pus around or near the teeth
  • Teeth that feel loose in the mouth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to come into our office to have your gums examined. Gum disease is a serious threat, but at Destination Dentistry in Custer, SD, we take steps with every patient to help combat the disease. We check our patients for signs of periodontal disease at every checkup. If signs of periodontal disease are found, we offer meaningful gum disease treatment.

Receive Treatment For Periodontal Disease At Our Custer Office

periodontal disease treatment serving Rapid City and Hot Springs SDThe treatment for gum disease depends on the severity of the disease, and the patient’s individual needs. Professional teeth cleanings can help get rid of the bacteria that is causing the disease, and help prevent the inflammatory condition from spreading.

At more advanced stages, we offer scaling and root planing treatments. We can use our biolase laser to clean out pockets in your gumline that harbor the harmful bacteria.

Gum Disease Treatment with the Hains Test

At our practice, we invest in the latest technology for gum disease treatment. Dr. Latinow and her team are proud to offer gum disease treatment using the Hains Test. The Hains Test allows our team to diagnose gum disease accurately, and to provide better, more individualized treatment. We treat gum disease using state-of-the-art periodontal care technology, to make sure you are getting the best care possible.

Gum disease treatment can prevent tooth loss and other serious conditions, so team up with us to keep gum disease in check. Come into our office to improve your oral health and enjoy a new level of oral comfort. Call us our Custer, SD office today if you are in the Rapid City or Hot Springs areas.

A Healthier Whiter Smile
New Patient Online Offer
$99 Take-Home
Teeth Whitening Trays
Savings of $150

Contact Us





View our privacy policy

Destination Dentistry
Dr. Diana Latinow DDS, MSD
At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
141 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 605-673-2011605-673-2011
  • Staff and doctor were very friendly and efficient. As good as a visit to the Dentist can get!
    —Ron Y
  • I was so nervous getting a new dentist, after having years of bad experiences. But Diane was patient, kind, and gentle...thank you!
    —Rebecca E
  • I called with a child in pain and needed an appointment fast. What I received was fast. Appreciate the great response and service.
    —Joseph P
  • Very thorough cleaning and gentle. Good experience.
    —Catherine B
  • It is impressive that DD is interested in how their patients feel about the dental care they receive and what DD could do to improve. They have always exceeded my expectations.
    —Tim K
  • Friendly and professional. Top-notch work!
    —Darwin K
  • Thanks for the great cleaning Dr. Diana!
    —Brittnay E
  • I had good dental care when I lived in Aberdeen and was surprised to find that when I moved to Custer, a far smaller town, I would receive the best dental care I ever had. On top of that, the whole DD crew is friendly and outgoing.
    —Tom H
  • I, very much enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The office seemed more tranquil than usual. The hygienist and the dentist demonstrated a high level of courtesy and knowledge while making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
    —Marilyn W
  • Another great visit, staff is always on time, friendly, and highly competent.
    —Elizabeth C
  • I was pleased with my appointment. Everyone personable and good experience getting my teeth cleaned. Dr. Diana seems kind and caring.
    —Cherry L
  • We have been to many dentist's and this is the first one we don't mind coming back to. Very friendly staff and excellent work! Couldn't be happier and so glad a friend told us about them 😊
    —Bissell F.
  • …I had no discomfort (with the laser). Yes, an awareness of ’something done’, but no pain what so ever! You did a good job Doc. If anyone wants to ask me, I’ll tell them. It’s time for the old Bard Parker blade to be relegated to the history file. Thank you for your skills.
    —Dr. Art L., M.D.
  • Congratulations on your beautiful Hi-tech office-and on your thirty years of working together! Also you need to know I appreciate the picture you sent me of my teeth. They are absolutely the best pictures I have ever taken. Thank you for the good service you provide.
    —Arlene B.

View More Testimonials

Write A Review
leave a review for cosmetic dentist in Custer SD Destination Dentistry
Follow Us!
NagiosCheckValue - Do not remove please