Gum Disease Treatment - Las Vegas, NV
Healthier Gums for a Healthier Life
Comprehensive, Specialized Gum Disease Treatment
The first step of gum disease treatment typically consists of scaling and root planing. Beginning with scaling, Dr. Leavitt eliminates bacteria and signs of infection both above and below your gumline using advanced, minimally invasive BIOLASE WaterLase® (laser) technology. For root planing Dr. Leavitt goes all the way down to the tooth roots, first removing plaque or tartar buildup and then smoothing down the roots to discourage bacteria growth.
Advanced gum disease may require osseous surgery, during which Dr. Leavitt carefully separates the gums from the teeth to access and clean the roots more fully, smooth out the adjacent jawbone, and even remove diseased tissues that haven’t responded to treatment. If infection has reached and degraded the bone, Dr. Leavitt can add bone grafting materials to restore lost bone.
In some cases, Dr. Leavitt may be able to offer a minimally invasive alternative to osseous surgery using his BIOLASE laser system. This precise technology allows him to vaporize bacteria without harming any healthy surrounding tissue, and to complete the procedure with less bleeding and recovery time afterward.
To keep gum disease at bay after treatment, Dr. Leavitt will recommend recurring periodontal maintenance visits for consistent deep cleanings, additional scaling and root planing, and related treatments.
So, how do you avoid experiencing the dangers and treatments of gum disease from the start?
First, Take Good Care of Your Teeth
Second, Watch for These Symptoms
- Tender, swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Bleeding during brushing or flossing
- Persistent foul breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
- Lost teeth
Third, Seek Treatment from a Trusted Professional
See the Results Now
Look at what Dr. Leavitt has done for his gum disease treatment patients!