Laser Gum Surgery - Las Vegas, NV
Scalpel-Free Solution to Advanced Gum Disease
Minimally Invasive Laser Gum Surgery
Red, swollen, receding gums. Loose or shifting teeth. These signs of advanced gum disease are often due to bacteria that have built up as a result of poor dental hygiene. With gum disease, gums can separate from the teeth, forming deep pockets between the gums and teeth that become infected. Eventually, the gum tissue and underlying bone deteriorate, and teeth can fall out. What’s more, when gum disease-causing bacteria enter your bloodstream, they can travel to major organs in your body and cause heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and diabetes, among other complications. Dr. Curry Leavitt is a dual-certified periodontist who specializes in treating gum disease. He uses innovative technology to remove bacteria and diseased tissue that’s minimally invasive and proven more effective than other methods—laser gum surgery. This revolutionary advancement in dentistry can help restore your gum health, even when you’ve reached an advanced stage of gum disease, and provide an alternative to more intrusive and complex osseous surgery.
Osseous Surgery vs. Laser Gum Surgery
Traditionally, patients with advanced gum disease only had one option—osseous surgery. Invasive, this approach called for incisions to gain access to infection, possible bone grafting to restore lost bone, multiple visits, and long healing times. Now, due to adopting the latest advancements in modern technology, Dr. Leavitt offers a minimally invasive alternative with the BIOLASE Waterlase® dental laser. Combining a stream of water, air, and laser energy, this laser gains access to hard-to-reach areas of the teeth and gums without the use of scalpels. Dr. Leavitt then removes infected tissue, disease-causing bacteria, and the buildup of calculus on the teeth and bone. The laser will then be used again to promote healing, bone growth, and wound stabilization. Unlike traditional gum surgery, laser gum surgery encourages new attachment of the gums to the root surface, promoting new soft tissue growth and faster healing. When given the option, many of our patients prefer this technique due to accelerated healing and the ability to trade four visits for just one!