At Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas, our dentists prioritize preventive care to maintain the health of your teeth and gums between appointments. We also offer state-of-the-art solutions to address gum disease and restore our patients' smiles from periodontal disease. Our skilled dental team is dedicated to the early detection of periodontal health concerns and providing the appropriate care to prevent the progression of gum disease. Our routine dental cleanings and exams also include thorough preventive maintenance of the gum line.
Periodontal (gum) disease is an accumulation of bacteria and inflammation affecting the gum line, and it can result from neglecting oral hygiene, skipping dental appointments, genetics, aging, or chronic illnesses. Gum disease can increase the risk of several health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and low birth weight or premature babies.
Gum disease can be hard to detect in its early stages. Early signs of the condition include bleeding gums, red or swollen gums, or tenderness within the mouth. Gum disease can also signify something more serious, such as osteoporosis or heart disease. If you notice any of these symptoms, it's essential to get them checked out by a dentist right away. Some common symptoms include:
At Stunning Smiles, we offer advanced gum disease treatment in the form of guided tissue regeneration. We developed this procedure and are one of the only dental practices in the Las Vegas area that offers it! Traditional grafting requires the doctor to remove healthy tissue from the palate (the roof of your mouth), which can be painful and cause you to lose time from work or school. Guided tissue regeneration only requires a biopsy (non-invasive tissue sample) from your gum line, so you don't experience discomfort.
The most common procedure for treating gingivitis is a deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the tooth surface. Scaling and root planing remove plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation. A simple SRP helps restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and oral health while preventing all stages of gum disease.
A dental laser is a safe, comfortable, and effective way to remove decay or treat periodontal disease. This procedure reduces anxiety and post-operative bleeding and swelling because there is no direct contact with your teeth
Diode lasers are a game-changer in periodontal treatment, providing a more comfortable and efficient option for gum disease and cosmetic tissue procedures. They allow for the reduction of gingival pockets, treatment of periodontitis, and management of peri-implantitis, effectively eliminating the bacteria causing gum disease and promoting healthy tissue reattachment to the tooth's root. Diode lasers significantly reduce discomfort, minimizing the need for anesthesia and minimizing bleeding during procedures, leading to faster healing and recovery with less swelling and scarring.
At Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas, we strive to give you a healthy, functional smile, inside and out. If you are concerned about the appearance of a "gummy" smile, our dentists can use a diode laser to carefully reshape your gums to reveal the right amount of tooth and enhance the appearance of your gum line.
Additionally, we offer other cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening or dental veneers for a complete smile makeover. We listen to your concerns and provide expert care to create healthy and beautiful smiles.
Stunning Smiles of Las Vegas is proud to help our patients manage periodontal disease and restore their healthiest smile. Call our office today to schedule your periodontal consultation with our expert dental team!