Bruxism, or tooth grinding, is a common occurrence in kids and adults.
The American Sleep Association estimates that 10 percent of adults have this condition. However, because it often happens when you sleep, you may not be immediately aware that it is a concern.Schedule Consultation
Some of the warning signs of bruxism include:
Proven Tooth Grinding Treatments Avoid Dental Disasters
Without intervention, teeth grinding may not go away on its own. Over time, it can lead to tooth decay and potentially tooth loss. It can also take a bite out of your quality of life because of the constant achiness in your teeth and jawbone that often accompanies bruxism behavior.Find out more by calling us at 702-984-2577 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curry Leavitt.
Dr. Leavitt can create custom night guards that are worn during sleep. They eliminate tooth grinding by forming a protective, reliable barrier between the upper and lower molars. The materials used to make the night guards are built to last, making this a wise investment.
This is a fancy term for smoothing out the tops of your molars to improve your bite. Some tooth grinding is caused by an uncomfortable bite. If we can fix it efficiently with just a few adjustments to the teeth using safe, comfortable instruments, we can reduce the chances of bruxism becoming a lifetime habit.
Dr. Leavitt is a native of Las Vegas, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Biology at the University of Utah. He graduated cum laude from Temple University School of Dentistry, where he received numerous awards in research and clinical achievement. After graduating dental school, he was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Periodontology program, where he received training in multiple surgical and medical disciplines. Dr. Leavitt received dual certificates in Periodontology from UAB, and from the Birmingham Veterans Affairs hospital.
Dr. Leavitt enjoys teaching, and has lectured to large groups concerning soft tissue augmentation techniques, digitally guided surgery and ridge augmentation techniques. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicines dental GPR program.
Dr. Leavitt has interests in esthetic gingival surgery, bone augmentation, and dental implant surgery, and attends and lectures at multiple meetings each year to provide cutting edge technology and techniques for the benefit of his patients.
At our facility, we believe that any technologies that help us provide you with more efficient, comfortable, and reliable results are worth the investment. This makes us a little different than traditional periodontal offices in Las Vegas. It is also why so many patients trust us with their periodontal needs.
Some of our favorite leading edge tools include: