Your teeth may be the star of the show, but the soft gum tissue plays an important role as well in ongoing oral health, protecting the jawbone and ensuring that your smile has the foundational support it needs to thrive. When infection strikes in this area, visiting a trusted periodontist like Dr. Nicosia can make a world of difference in your overall outcome. Periodontists have received multiple years of advanced education in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease, as well as the placement of dental implants for rebuilding lost teeth. Contact us today in Houston if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment.
One of the biggest concerns most patients have about receiving dental implants is the overall dental implant cost. However, over the course of your lifetime, dental implants are an affordable investment in your oral health. Since every implant case is unique to each patient, there is no set cost of receiving implants. As an implant specialist with nearly 50 years of dental experience, Dr. Patrick Nicosia is able to evaluate the state of your oral health and give you an estimate on the dental implant cost in order to reach your smile goals during a detailed consultation.
Why Choose Patrick V. Nicosia for Periodontics?
- 30+ Years of Specialty Experience
- Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options Available
- CBCT Scanner & More State-of-the-Art Technology
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a very common health problem, as well as the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. While the initial stage (gingivitis) may seem harmless enough, more advanced forms of this bacterial infection can lead to severe consequences, which is why early intervention is so essential. As a highly trained periodontist, Dr. Nicosia is well-equipped to diagnose and treat gum disease with a variety of effective techniques.
Gum Recession Treatment
Gradual gum recession can occur over time for a number of different reasons, from the presence of gum disease to overly aggressive brushing and flossing. If you’ve noticed that certain teeth appear longer than others, don’t hesitate to contact our Houston practice as soon as possible. Dr. Nicosia can turn back the clock on gum recession with dedicated gum grafts and even the Allen Tunnel Technique, which is a minimally invasive treatment that promises accelerated healing times and very little procedural discomfort.
Are you noticed red, inflamed gum tissue around an implant? Does the gum tissue seem to be pulling away from your new “tooth” or even bleeding? These are tell-tale signs of peri-implantitis, which is similar to gum disease in nature and is typically caused by poor oral hygiene. Thankfully, treatment is available from a trusted periodontal specialist like Dr. Nicosia. He will carefully and effectively eliminate plaque and tartar buildup from around the implant so that it can begin to thrive again in its new environment, keeping your smile intact.
Millions of Americans are victims of gum disease, which is an irreversible condition beyond the earliest stages. While many patients seek treatment for this infection, far fewer undergo long-term maintenance, which is an important part of the care process. Periodontal maintenance involves the routine deep cleaning of teeth and gums, and Dr. Nicosia recommends that patients who have suffered from moderate to advanced periodontitis attend appointments here in Houston every three months to prevent regression.