Periodontal Care in Las Vegas

Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects a huge proportion of American adults. It’s estimated that around 50% of all Americans have some level of periodontal disease.

This can range from a relatively harmless case of gum inflammation to serious late-stage periodontal disease that can result in tooth loss, or life-threatening infection.

At Smiles For Life Family Dentistry, we specialize in gum disease treatment and periodontal care. If you suspect you may be suffering from periodontal disease, come to our dental office in Spring Valley right away!

Periodontal Disease – The Basics

Periodontal disease refers to any inflammation of the gums and underlying bone or tissue. This inflammation is caused by plaque. The bacteria in plaque can build up over time if you are not taking care of your teeth, infecting your gums, teeth, and eventually the underlying bone.

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. It’s caused by a buildup of toxins between the teeth and gumline, resulting in issues like bad breath, bleeding during brushing and flossing, and darkened or receding gums.Gingivitis can usually be treated by a simple professional cleaning, as well as a more comprehensive oral care regimen. The damage caused by gingivitis is usually reversible.

Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis is not addressed, and the supporting fibers and bone that support your teeth are infected and damaged. Your gums may recede and form “pockets” below the gumline. This can trap food and plaque, which causes further damage.

Periodontitis can be treated by scaling and root planing (SRP). In this process, plaque and tartar are removed by scraping them off your teeth and root surfaces.

If you are suffering from pockets, a pocket reduction procedure may be undertaken. The gum tissue is folded back and infected tissue is removed from the pockets, allowing gum tissue to reattach to healthy bone.

Advanced Periodontitis is the most serious form of gum disease. In this stage of the disease, the bone and fibers that support your teeth may be almost entirely destroyed, causing loose teeth, or total tooth loss.

Treatment options for advanced periodontitis include the methods mentioned above, as well as tooth pulling, gum grafts to cover the exposed roots of teeth, and bone grafts. Antibiotics may also be required in case of serious infection that spreads throughout the body.

Smiles For Life Family Dentistry – Your Periodontal Care Specialists!

At Smiles for Life Family Dentistry in Las Vegas and Summerlin, Dr. Quinn and Dr. Mitchell are experts at treating every stage of gum disease. Whether you suspect you may have gingivitis, or believe you may have a more serious periodontal problem, we have the expertise you need to restore your oral health!

At our facility, Dr. Quinn and Dr. Mitchell are focused on providing a better level of patient care through education. During your consultation, we show you all of the digital x-rays related to your case, and we use advanced technology like intra-oral cameras and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to check for hidden pathologies, and ensure that we have a full understanding of your condition.

If you are suffering from gum disease, trust the experts. Contact Smiles For Life Family Dentistry online, or give us a call at (702) 795-2273 to schedule an appointment today! You can also visit our offices in person at 8930 W. Sunset Rd. Ste. 190, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the very best solution to replace one or more teeth. The only thing better would be a natural tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium but restored with a porcelain crown designed to look like natural teeth while also providing a great deal of strength and chewing capability. At Smiles for Life, we take extra measures to ensure not only your comfort, but the absolute highest success rate possible for our surgical procedures. We also employ CT imaging in our office which will tell us ahead of time exactly what size implant you’re able to tolerate and whether or not you have any unseen complications, thus lowering your surgical risk tremendously. Many more patients are able to receive dental implants thanks to our CT technology. Call today to see if you’re a candidate.

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CEREC Crowns

We utilize the CEREC same-day crown technology in our office. This amazing technology allows us to use a 3D camera to scan your teeth instead of taking a messy impression. Then, take that scan and create your all porcelain crown while you wait! There are no more painful temporaries or second visits to get numb again. Whether you’re here on vacation, have a limited schedule, lack transportation or just simply don’t want to keep coming in, you’ve found the right office!

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Invisalign / Clear Correct

At Smiles for Life we offer a multitude of cosmetic options for our patients including clear aligners. With these clear retainers, you no longer have to worry about the stigma and poor esthetics of metal braces. Clear aligner braces include a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and completely removable. You can eat what you want, drink what you want, and brush and floss more thoroughly to keep your dental health in optimal condition. Schedule a consultation today!

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