Periodontal Disease - Gum Disease

Las Vegas Dentist Serving Summerlin, Spring Valley and Nearby Nevada Locations

At Nevada Dental Esthetics, we offer not only cosmetic dentistry to our Las Vegas patients but general dentistry services as well. Many people develop periodontal (gum) disease and don’t discover it until they have a dental check-up. This is one of the most important reasons to have check-ups every six months.

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is most often caused by plaque. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, where the gums become red and swollen and have a tendency to bleed. In the more advanced stages, the gums and jawbone may suffer serious damage and teeth may be lost.

If you suspect you have periodontal disease, seek gum treatment at Nevada Dental Esthetics right away. Call (702) 744-8007 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paez.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you notice any of the following signs of gum disease, make an appointment with Dr. Paez immediately:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Pus between the teeth and gums when the gums are pressed
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Loose teeth
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any changes in the fit of partial dentures

Gum Disease Treatment

Although some people may require surgery to correct problem gums, Dr. Paez always considers the less invasive alternatives first and one of those is a soft-tissue laser treatment.

The soft-tissue laser quickly vaporizes decayed tissue and bacterial toxins, and weakens tartar so that it can be easily removed. The extreme precision of the laser allows healthy tissue to remain and regenerate itself.

Advantages of Lasers

Laser treatment is especially suited for gum disease because the small size and flexibility of the fiber optic delivery system gives Dr. Paez access even to the smallest bacterial hideouts. The use of lasers in dentistry is far-reaching and touches just about every aspect of dentistry.

Lasers are much more accurate than traditional use of a scalpel or drill in dental surgery. Dental lasers provide:

  • Little or no need for anesthesia for some procedures
  • Less bleeding
  • Less swelling
  • Little to no postoperative discomfort
  • Faster healing
  • Reduction or elimination of bacteria
  • Opportunity for Dr. Paez to preserve more healthy tissue

Don't delay a trip to the dentist if you notice signs of periodontal disease. Please contact our Las Vegas office immediately by calling (702) 744-8007 or emailing us to schedule a free initial consultation. If left untreated, gum disease can cause further damage and serious dental problems, such as the loss of your teeth. At Nevada Dental Esthetics, we help patients in Summerlin, Spring Valley and other nearby communities in the Las Vegas area avoid that fate!