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Sparks Periodontists

Gum disease, also called periodontitis or periodontal disease, is far more common than you may think. About half of all adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can seriously affect your oral health and increase risk factors for other medical conditions.

At Absolute Dental, we provide comprehensive gum care from skilled periodontists in Spark, NV. We are committed to treating and preventing gum disease in patients of all ages for a bright and healthy smile.

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What Is Gum Disease?

When a gum infection develops and starts to damage the gum tissue surrounding the teeth, it’s called periodontitis or gum disease. While gum disease is common, it’s almost always preventable by practicing good oral hygiene and routine dental care.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Although some people are more prone to gum disease, anybody can develop periodontitis if they neglect their oral health. As bacteria gather in the mouth, plaque forms on the teeth and can harden into tartar along the gumline. This harmful buildup causes irritation and inflammation, which eventually leads to gum disease.

What Are The Symptoms Of Gum Disease?

Healthy gums are typically firm, smooth, and consistent in color. If you have gum disease, you may experience these symptoms:

  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Gums that are bright red
  • Gums that are sensitive when touched
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Gum pain when chewing
  • Pockets developing between the gums and teeth
  • Receding gums that pull away from the teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Teeth loosening or shifting
  • In severe cases, loss of teeth

Gum disease starts as mild gingivitis, resulting in minor irritation and swelling. As it progresses, it damages the gum tissue and causes more serious issues. The infection can even reach the bone and result in tooth loss.

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Gum Disease Treatment And Services At Absolute Dental

Our experienced periodontists can help with different types of dental issues caused by gum disease. We offer preventative care and restorative treatments that focus on overall gum health. 

Scaling And Root Planing

Deep dental cleaning involves scaling and root planing or removing plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Clearing away this buildup will prevent gum inflammation and encourage the gums to reattach to the tooth root where a pocket formed.

Gum Pocket Reduction

In some cases, patients will need pocket reduction surgery to remove buildup and damaged gum tissue and reshape the gum and bone. During this procedure, a skilled periodontist creates a small incision in the gums to access the affected area.

Dental Implants Periodontist

Dental implants can improve the health of your gums by permanently replacing a missing tooth. The titanium implant fuses with the jawbone to prevent bone loss and shifting of existing teeth. Speak with a dentist in Sparks, NV, to see if this is a good option for you.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

When gum disease damages the bone below the teeth, guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a dentistry technique used to stimulate bone regrowth. A special material is placed in bone gaps to prevent soft tissue from filling those spaces, giving the dental bone space to regenerate itself.

Periodontal Maintenance

Staying on top of your gum health requires regular periodontal maintenance, including thorough exams, teeth cleanings, and a solid oral hygiene routine. We’ll treat gum disease and provide services that will keep it from coming back.

Our Approach To Healthier Gums

Our trusted dental professionals believe in compassionate care and respect for our patients. We focus on improving your dental health without judgment and will support you in your journey toward a healthy smile. Even if you haven’t seen a general dentist in a while, we create a welcoming environment with a gentle approach to make periodontal care easier than ever.

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Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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Periodontist FAQs

A periodontist is a specialized dentist trained to diagnose and treat gum diseases. They also work with your general dentist to prevent gum disease and related issues that can affect your gum health.

With quality periodontitis treatments and dental care, you can control the infection, manage the symptoms, and reverse the effects of gum disease. However, you must keep up with your oral hygiene to prevent it from returning or getting worse.

Signs of periodontitis can include red, swollen gums, gum sensitivity, bleeding gums, gum pockets, and loose teeth. These symptoms also depend on the severity of your gum disease. If you experience sudden or excessive gum bleeding, seek emergency dental treatment in Sparks.

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Absolute Dental in Sparks provides affordable dental care for the whole family. From dental cleanings to braces and root canals to wisdom teeth removal, we’ve got you covered! Ask us about special offers, Smile Saver membership discounts, and flexible payment options at our Sparks locations.


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5015 Pyramid Way 113
Sparks, Nevada 89436
Phone Number: (775) 391-8801


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1125 North McCarran Boulevard 109
Sparks, Nevada 89431
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1125 North McCarran Boulevard #107
Sparks, Nevada 89431
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