Are You Developing Peri-Implantitis?
Have you noticed that the soft tissues around your dental implants are inflamed, red, irritated, pulling back from the implant post and crown, or releasing pus?Schedule Consultation
These are all indications that peri-implantitis could be the problem. Peri-implantitis is the inflammation of the gums and connective tissues that are supposed to protect your dental implant in the same way they protect your natural teeth. Similar to periodontal disease, peri-implantitis can be caused by poor oral hygiene, bacterial build-up or inadequate positioning of dental crowns.
Without intervention, peri-implantitis will not go away, and may result in the loss of your dental implant. Please contact us at (702) 834-8900 if you think you might have peri-implantitis.Find out more by calling us at 702-984-2577 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curry Leavitt.
Lasers are one of the most contemporary, efficient ways to treat patients who have peri-implantitis. Our practice is proud to use the REPaiR™ protocol, which utilizes the WaterLase® iPlus™ 2.0 handheld laser.
This revolutionary tool allows us to get deep into the periodontal pockets between the gums and the dental implant post. Once there, the laser can be set to destroy the bad bacteria and encourage regeneration of soft tissues. The REPaiR™ protocol is minimally invasive, yet provides maximum benefits. It truly is the leading edge in peri-implantitis treatment.
Many patients are opting to get dental implants, which is the reason that incidents of peri-implantitis are on the rise.
Remember that peri-implantitis, when treated appropriately and with the newest proven modalities, can be reversed. Instead of waiting until your next six-month dental check-up to talk to your dental provider about the problems you are having with your dental implants, please call us today in Las Vegas at (702) 834-8900.
From the types of dental implants we utilize to our incredible laser gum surgery, we offer options that will amaze you and improve your oral health.
When you make your appointment with us by calling (702) 834-8900, ask to see our world-class equipment during your initial visit. Some of the tools that we use include:
Osseous surgery can play an intervention role in halting the continuation of gum disease. During osseous surgery at our Las Vegas facility, Dr. Curry Leavitt will administer a local anesthetic, make an incision in the gums and gently pull the gums from the teeth. This exposes the tooth root so it can be thoroughly cleaned. The process also exposes the bone holding the tooth, which will be smoothed to promote healing.
Using handheld equipment, Dr. Leavitt will smooth the bone, making it less pocketed. With fewer places to hide, bacteria cannot grow at the same rapid rate. In addition to the smoothing of the bone, our periodontist may also perform a gingivectomy using lasers. This type of laser gum surgery removes diseased soft tissues, leaving behind healthy tissues that are encouraged to reattach to the teeth.
At our office in Las Vegas, NV, we utilize the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ 2.0 for laser gum surgery. This innovative handheld laser-based tool offers tremendous benefits over traditional hand-directed scalpels and similar instruments, including: