Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 22, 2016
Dr. Allen Huang and Dr. Jeffrey Wang with Significance Dental Specialists, are honoring Gum Disease Awareness Month this February by raising awareness of the link between gum disease in Las Vegas, NV, and missing teeth. Patients who have been affected by the latter stages of the condition may have lost one or more teeth, and may require a tooth replacement option. The doctors recommend that all of their qualifying patients receive dental implants, which can provide patients with decades of use with minimal upkeep.
Gum disease is the most common cause of loose and missing teeth in the world, and as many as 85 percent of Americans may suffer from some stage of the disease. The condition begins mildly as gingivitis, which causes the gums to swell and bleed. If allowed to progress without treatment, patients will develop periodontitis. Once periodontitis occurs, deep pockets of infection form in the gums, which can then result in loose teeth that are at risk of falling out. Drs. Huang and Wang recommend dental implants to qualifying patients whose gum disease has progressed to tooth loss.
Dental implants serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose. As the body receives the message that there are no longer teeth to be supported in areas of the jaw, it begins to withdraw many of the minerals that make the area strong. This can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate and create a sunken look. To halt this process, implants are surgically placed in the bone and then bind to the jaw through osseointegration. When the body recognizes that there is an implant, the damage to the jaw may cease and normal function of the area may resume.
Patients with gum disease in Las Vegas, NV, can learn more about using dental implants to counteract the effects of the condition this February by contacting Drs. Huang and Wang at one of their four convenient locations around the valley or by visiting their website at http://www.sdsdental.com.
About the Doctor
Dr. Allen Huang is a Board Certified Periodontist and Implant Specialist, offering personalized dental care for patients in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Huang received his degree in Bio-Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. He went on to earn his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following his general dental training, Dr. Huang received a full 3-year scholarship to train in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at University of Illinois at Chicago. During his training, Dr. Huang received many academic honors, and was named as the first Chief-Resident in program history. In addition to his specialty training, Dr. Huang also obtained a Master of Science (MS) degree in oral biology from the University of Illinois where he conducted clinical and histological research in bone regeneration in furcation defects in baboons. Dr. Huang was also involved in clinical and histological study of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in sinus lift bone regeneration project. Dr. Huang is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of the America Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of Dental Association and Southern Nevada Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Huang recently started his own dental implant company and is the CEO of Altosbiotech, LLC. Dr. Jeffrey Wang is a Board Certified Periodontist and Implant Specialist, and is committed to the maintenance, restoration health and aesthetics of the mouth. Dr. Wang attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate education. He completed his dental training in the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He went on to pursue his post-doctoral training and certification in periodontics and implantology in the University of California, San Francisco, where he also received his master’s degree. To learn more about the services Dr. Huang and Dr. Wang provide please visit their website at http://www.sdsdental.com or call (702) 733-0558.