Gum Recession Treatment in Houston, TX
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What Is Gum Recession Treatment?
Receding gums resulting in an uneven gumline can expose your tooth roots, affecting your smile’s appearance and creating tooth sensitivity. This condition also can make you more susceptible to tooth and bone loss and dental decay. Patients of all ages can experience receding gums; it's not just part of aging. At Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc., we offer gum recession treatment for patients in Houston, TX to return gums – and the rest of the mouth – to health. Our treatments for receding gums will:
- Halt further gum recession
- Cover exposed tooth roots, reducing sensitivity
- Restore your smile’s healthy appearance
- Help prevent tooth and bone loss
- Make you less prone to tooth decay
If your gums are receding, call us today.
What are the Benefits of Gum Recession Treatment
When left untreated, receding gums can cause discomfort, tooth loss, and potentially even bone loss. There are many benefits to gum recession treatment, including:
- Reducing the risk of cavities
- Improving the look of your smile
- Decreasing the risk of gum disease
- Addressing teeth sensitivity
Am I A Candidate For Gum Recession Treatment?
Typically, gums grafts or another treatment are needed to repair gum recession brought on by gum (periodontal) disease. Your gumline might be visibly higher and your gums may pull back from your teeth. Exposed tooth roots may result in increased sensitivity. Less common reasons which may cause or lead to gum recession are brushing your teeth aggressively or with a poor technique, frequent teeth grinding (bruxism) or jaw clenching, and misaligned teeth. Sometimes, oral piercings (lip or tongue) can irritate the gums and cause recession. In your consultation, Dr. Nicosia will examine your gums and decide if you are a candidate for gum recession treatment.
What Does Gum Recession Treatment Entail?
Your consultation at Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. will begin with an evaluation of your gums. Dr. Nicosia will provide you with all the information you need about treatment options. We use two different techniques to treat gum recession. We can use a traditional gum graft from the roof of the mouth to replace your missing gum tissue. The procedure is moderately invasive, but we offer sedation dentistry for those who request it. Dr. Nicosia also is certified to perform a procedure called the Allen Tunnel Technique. This minimally invasive procedure involves creating a tiny tunnel in the gums where the recession has occurred and then embedding the grafted tissue into the tunnel, improving blood flow at the roots to expedite healing time.
Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. Reviews
Dr Nicosia was my dentist over 20 years ago before I moved to another city. He is the best and very knowledgeable in his field. I still have my teeth so that is definitely due to his expertise in gum surgery and teeth care. My husband recently started having dental issues and needed to get expert care so of course we made the trip to Houston to see the expert. We are both extremely happy with the dental experience Dr Nicosia and his staff provide for our family.
Dr. Nicosia and Cindy are simply the best at what they do. They care deeply about the patient's well being. I have been treated for dental care with Dr. Nicosia and Cindy over a decade now and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Being a patient of Dr. Patrick Nicosia for the past 30 plus years has been a real pleasure. Dr. Nicosia and his staff make you feel welcome and relaxed when attending appointments. There is never an ounce of anxiety when sitting in the dentist chair. Over the past 30 years, even with changes, Dr. Nicosia and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations, they have always been kind and courteous, going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. Thank you Dr. Nicosia and your entire staff for making my visits to your office some of my best experiences.
I and two other family members have used Dr. Nicosia over the past 10 years for dental implants. He’s absolutely the best! He is passionate about his work, uses the latest technology and is honest, kind and professional. His staff is equally excellent. I wouldn’t go to anyone else and I always recommend him to anyone needing dental work.
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Gum recession leaves behind oral health risks, an aging smile, and other damaging effects. As a leading periodontal practice, Patrick V. Nicosia D.D.S., M.S., Inc. is proud to offer the latest in advanced gum recession care. If your gums are receding and affecting your health and smile, we invite you to contact our Houston, TX office and schedule a consultation to meet with us and help design a personalized treatment plan.
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Gum Recession Treatment FAQs
What causes gum recession?
There are several factors that can contribute to a receding gumline, including:
- Aggressive brushing
- Gum disease
- Lifestyle factors, such as smoking
- Fluctuating hormones
- Not sticking to a proper oral hygience routine
Does a gum graft look natural?
Yes, a gum graft will look natural and not be detectable among the rest of your gumline. Dr. Nicosia utilizes advanced gum graft techniques to ensure a natural and functional result. He will create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs and goals.
Does a gum graft hurt?
Since a local anesthetic is used, you should not feel pain or discomfort during a gum graft procedure. Additional sedation dentistry options may also be available to help ease any dental anxieties. It is normal for you to experience some slight discomfort following your treatment as the anesthetic wears off, and Dr. Nicosia will provide proper aftercare instructions for how to care for the area.