The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that half the population age 30 and above has treated or untreated gum disease
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Yet many of those individuals have never been to a periodontist for periodontal maintenance. Instead, they only commit to their regular six-month dental appointments. That is simply not enough to contain and control periodontal disease.
Gum disease requires consistent periodontal maintenance every four to six months over and above your regular dental exams. At your periodontal maintenance appointments, your hygienist will conduct deep dental cleaning treatments. These treatments are comfortable and efficient, as well as effective. The goal of periodontal maintenance is to stop the spread of the bacteria that cause gum disease.Find out more by calling us at 702-984-2577 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curry Leavitt.
Patients who need periodontal maintenance have the common condition called “gum disease” or “periodontal disease.” If you have already been diagnosed by a dentist or periodontist with gum disease, you are a candidate for periodontal maintenance appointments.
On the other hand, if you experience any of these common gum disease signs, you should contact us at (702) 834-8900 for a thorough examination to determine if gum disease is the problem:
Estimates place the number of Americans over the age 30 with at least one missing tooth in the millions. Yet not everyone seems concerned by this fact. What they might not realize is that having at least one missing tooth is a risky proposition. If you do not seek to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, you could find yourself dealing with:
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:
At Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology in Las Vegas, we focus on the art and science of state-of-the-art periodontics. Periodontist Dr. Curry Leavitt focuses his practice on offering patients periodontal services beyond what a general dentist is able to provide. At our comfortable, high-tech office, you can get everything from periodontal maintenance and gum recession solutions, to dental implants and bone grafting surgery.
Periodontists and general dentists have both gone through foundational dental school training, but only periodontists have advanced training and certifications. This includes an addition three years of schooling after receiving a dental school degree. More expertise means more efficient, effective solutions for you.