Gum Disease Treatment in Houston, TX

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What Is Gum Disease Treatment?

About 80% of the population have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontitis is an advanced form of the disease, and gingivitis is a mild form. Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth, which begins when plaque hardens into tartar (calculus) below the gumline, irritating vulnerable soft tissues. Infection can then set in and spread quickly. Symptoms are so mild in the early phases that many patients don't recognize them: red, tender, swollen gums, bleeding when brushing teeth, and loose teeth. As the condition progresses, gums recede from teeth and pockets of bacteria form. The bacteria can destroy gum tissue and bone, causing tooth and bone loss, most of the time without any pain.

At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. in Houston, TX, we have many ways to treat gum disease. Dr. Nicosia is a specialist in gum-related diseases, highly trained to identify gum disease symptoms, and certified to perform the latest methods to treat the condition. We invite you to contact our Houston, TX practice to learn more about surgical and nonsurgical options to treat your condition.

What are the Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment?

Gum disease treatment can save your smile. By stopping the progression of periodontal disease, you can prevent tooth and bone loss, as well as other serious health problems associated with the condition. Our advanced dental tools and technologies can improve your quality of life by alleviating pain and other symptoms associated with this condition. Dr. Nicosia can also improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting any damage caused by gum disease. We take a personalized approach to your care.

What Goes Into Gum Disease Treatment?

With Dr. Nicosia's extensive experience in periodontics, he can provide less invasive therapies, such as the Allen Tunnel Technique, to patients who want to avoid the invasive nature of other gum treatment protocols. Our practice provides gum disease treatment options, such as osseous surgery, periodontal maintenance, and scaling and root planing. Dr. Nicosia and his talented team of specialists are committed to using modern technology for all phases of oral health, including:

  • Cone beam CT (CBCT)
  • Intraoral camera
  • Guided bone regeneration
  • X-Guide® live-time computer-navigated procedures

I have been a patient of Dr Nicosia for 30 years and I am not going anywhere. He treat my family and friends in the best way that no doctor ever has.The best doctor who cares for his patients and who runs an office in a most professional way. He is a perfectionist in his profession and a friend to his patient. We love him and everyone in his office. Thank you Dr Nicosia for keeping our teeth and mouth in such top condition.

J.B. Google

I get the best care when I go see Dr. Nicosia. I truly appreciate Dr. Nicosia for his expertise and all the staff for their professionalism and big help! Thank you all so much for taking care of us!

L.R. Google

Dr. Nicosia is "go-to" for anything That is unexplainable...he not only explains the issue..of course he remedies the issue! I have been his patient now since 2013 between teeth cleaning with Cindy the hygienist and the assistants of Dr. Nicosia. I see them treating all of their patients with respect and most importantly appreciation.

P.W. Google

Been patient for many years. Wonderful!

L.P. Google


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Achieve Healthier Gums

Everything that enters or is present in the mouth has access to the whole body. Recent research shows that gum disease is linked to an increased risk for major overall health problems, including stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, diabetes complications, low birth weight, and most recently, dementia. To set up an appointment for an exam to look for signs of gum disease, contact Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. in Houston, TX.

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