Gum Disease Treatment - Las Vegas, NV

Healthier Gums for a Healthier Life

Comprehensive, Specialized Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is hardly noticeable at first, but can eventually become a serious danger to anyone who’s suffering from it. Gum disease begins as redness and tenderness in the gums, but as it worsens, it can compromise your teeth and jawbone, causing them to decay and fall out. Left untreated, gum disease can even lead to life-threatening illnesses as the bacteria behind it spread throughout the body via the circulatory system. It has been associated with conditions of the heart, brain, and lungs. As a dual-certified periodontist, Dr. Curry Leavitt specializes in treating gum-related ailments and has consistent exceptional clinical results to show for it. If you have gum disease, he can provide treatments of differing levels of complexity and frequency to remedy the problem:
Scaling & Root Planning

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.

Osseous Surgery

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.

Laser Gum Surgery

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.

Periodontal Maintenance

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
Floss and brush as recommended and have regular dental checkups and cleanings to prevent the buildup of disease-causing bacteria.
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
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s important that you seek help from Dr. Leavitt. He’s specifically trained to diagnose gum disease and establish an effective course of treatment that will give you the results you desire—and enable you to avoid serious consequences.

See the Results Now

Look at what Dr. Leavitt has done for his gum disease treatment patients!

Gingival Contouring
Gingival Contouring
Gum Lift
Gummy Smile