Over eight percent of adults aged twenty to sixty-four have prevalence of periodontal disease.
Our periodontist, Dr. Curry Leavitt, specializes in providing care above and beyond what you might get at a traditional general dental office. Some of the periodontal specialties offered at Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology include:Find out more by calling us at 702-984-2577 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curry Leavitt.
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:
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.
Have you ever heard the term “long in the tooth?” Teeth do not really get longer, of course. They just look that way because of gum recession.
Receding gums are a common problem for many Americans and can be caused by a variety of factors: