Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Affects Nearly 1 in Every 2 Americans

Gum disease is one of the more common problems affecting nearly half of the American adult population. The infection starts between the gums and teeth where bacteria breed, grow and destroy the surrounding connective and hard tissues. Without treatment, gum disease causes bleeding, bad breath, and eventual tooth and bone loss. However, with proper intervention, the team at Functional Aesthetic Dentistry can help you manage it.

What is Gum Disease?

As your gums recede, it creates pockets of space where bacteria can thrive and damage the enamel. This process continues if it’s not treated and can leave you with no choice but to extract the tooth. Gum disease comes in 3 different stages that range from gingivitis to periodontal disease. Periodontitis is in reference to a very advanced form of periodontal disease, which can be treated with multiple methods provided by Dr. Suffoletta. One of these methods is with the use of laser dental technology.

When there is advanced periodontal disease present, you may need medications recommended by your periodontist before you begin your treatment. This will help curve the level of bacteria present in the gums as well as some of the pain.

The Three Stages of Gum Disease

Stage One Gum Disease

Stage One Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

  • Bad breath
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing.
Stage Two Gum Disease

Stage Two Gum Disease (Early Periodontitis)

  • Gum recession
  • Build up of plaque and calculus between the gums and teeth.
  • Beginning bone loss
Stage Three Gum Disease

Stage Three Gum Disease (Advanced Periodontitis)

  • Severe gum inflamation
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Laser Gum Treatment

This deep cleaning treatment is done using lasers that remove disease-causing bacteria and tissues, leaving healthy areas unharmed. Under local anesthetic, Dr. Suffoletta expertly reduces the risk of continuous bacteria build-up. Lasers for gum disease treatments is minimally invasive and yields minimal downtime or discomfort. Learn more about our laser treatment procedures.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery is an effective surgical procedure where the gums are gently peeled back in order to clear bacteria below the gum line and reduce pocket depth. The tooth, tooth root and bone that has become uneven due to gum disease is also smoothed, to support the reattachment of tissues. Some of the best tooth treatment methods can be found with Dr. Suffoletta.

Scaling And Root Planing

To remove the build-up of plaque and calculus in the early stages of gum disease, our team offers scaling and root planing. This treatment is compared to a “deep cleaning” and can restore health quickly by removing the materials that can cause an increase of plaque build-up.

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Ran Maron
Ran Maron
18:32 31 Oct 19
Dr. Jeffrey Suffoletta and his office staff are wonderful. They are professional and honest and kind. I would highly... recommend them to anyone looking for the best dentist in Las Vegas. Their office is using the newest technology and it makes the visit to the dentist so much more comfortable .read more
Brenda Dunton
Brenda Dunton
20:37 25 Oct 19
I have been going to Dr. Suffoletta for around eight years now. I have never found a friendlier caring dentist and the... staff there are so caring and excellent. I love my dentist and his team!!!!read more
Ree
Ree
05:10 18 Oct 19
We have found the perfect Dentist office, the entire staff is amazing, the atmosphere feels like home and the Dr. is... AWESOME!!read more
Maria Laroya
Maria Laroya
21:16 23 Sep 19
If you're looking for a dentist and dental team that provides exceptional and friendly service I highly recommend Dr.... Suffoletta & Karah (dental hygienist)! First, I'll tell you about his front office staff who are professional, welcoming and kind. From scheduling, explaining insurance benefits, and coming into the office they are very friendly and knowledgeable in handling everything. It is nice to speak with Joanne and Nicky because they are diligent in finding answers to any questions that I have, and they really take the time with their explanations. When you enter their office for your appointment the staff has always been very welcoming to my family and me. I love that they offer something to drink when I arrive. My dental hygienist, Karah, is absolutely caring, gentle, and always provides the best education when it comes to dental health. I really look forward to my cleaning visits with her. She is a master of her craft, but is so gentle at the same time. I had one bad experience years ago with a hygienist at another practice, and after that horrible experience this is why I felt like I struck gold when I met Karah. I have been her patient ever since! Karah is one of the reasons why I have become more diligent about my dental health. She gives great education, support, and encouragement, which I feel is essential in remembering to maintain healthy dental habits at home & until your next visit. Dr. Suffoletta is a great dentist, and I say this based on his professionalism, his positive attitude, and caring demeanor when you meet him. I could tell that he tries to get to know his patients by the way he spoke with me and my daughter, and asked about our family & our hobbies. It’s nice to have a dentist who is interested in your life beyond your teeth & gums! I was suffering from sensitivity in my gums; specifically in one area where I had a filling by another dentist at a completely different practice. The sensitivity that I was experiencing prior to meeting Dr. Suffoletta was so unbearable that drinking and eating foods was not enjoyable. Even breathing or laughing was unbearable because once air touched my gums I could feel the pain from the sensitivity! The other dentist said that there wasn’t anything he could do. I was so disgusted that it seemed like he didn’t care, and that I would have to live with this sensitivity for the rest of my life!! Dr. Suffoletta re-did the filling, and he explained everything that he was doing, and based on the x-rays explained what was causing my sensitivity. He also provided great education to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Ever since Dr. Suffoletta treated me I have not had any sensitivity or issues with my gums or teeth!! For that, I am truly grateful!read more
Kathy Burke
Kathy Burke
02:21 01 Feb 19
I work in the medical field and the first thing I look at is the cleanliness of the space, it’s impeccable! The... staff anticipates your arrival, greets you by name, keeps you informed of next step in the process. It’s easy to be in an office for a lengthy amount of time when you know exactly what you’re waiting for and next steps in the process. The entire staff is super friendly and every time they come near you they introduce themselves.read more
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It's our mission to help you get rid of gum disease or otherwise known as periodontal disease. Gum disease can be cause by years of lack of preventative treatment. One of the top solutions to periodontal disease treatment is through laser dental technology. It helps heal the soft and hard tissue in the gums and over time can heal the gums from periodontal disease.

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Leading-edge management solutions for the treatment of gum disease

Whether you have already been diagnosed with gum disease, or worry that you have symptoms, please contact our office immediately. Dr. Suffoletta has extensive experience working with dental patients dealing with all stages of periodontal diseases. He and the rest of our team are here to provide leading-edge management solutions for the treatment of gum disease.

When you’re looking for a Las Vegas dentist near you, you don’t have to look much further.

Signs of Gum Disease?

If you notice any signs of gum disease contact us today to begin treatment and restore your health!