Periodontist in Houston, TX
7700 San Felipe, Suite 340
Houston, TX 77063


Effectively Treating Gum Disease For Over Three Decades

Stages And Symptoms Of Gum Disease

Are you one of the millions of Americans who put off dental work out of fear or anxiety? Whether this fear is due to unpleasant past experiences or a phobia, Dr. Patrick Nicosia and our friendly team will do everything possible to make sure your visit is pleasant. We offer orally administered sedation, appropriately monitored, to calm your nerves and block feelings of pain and discomfort when you come in for your procedures. We also offer the services of a Dental Anesthesiologist when required or requested by the patient. We can provide sedation for dental procedures as easy as scaling and root planing to advanced full arch dental implants.

Common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing teeth
  • Swollen, red, or inflamed gums
  • Gum recession
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages

Advanced Periodontal Treatments

Periodontists spend extra years studying and training in ways to identify symptoms and treat causes of gum disease to give you the most optimal health. Dr. Patrick Nicosia has been providing exclusively periodontal care for the past three decades and specializes in gum disease treatment by offering multiple surgical and non-surgical treatments to preserve your teeth and your smile. Our periodontal services include:

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Osseous Surgery

The tried-and-true method of gum disease treatment and cleaning the teeth and gums. Dr. Nicosia will surgically remove infected gum tissue and clear away bacteria that has gathered around your tooth roots. Any bone that has been lost due to the disease will be reshaped and the healthy gums will be reattached. With the disease cleared, the gums can provide adequate protection again and hold your teeth firmly in place.

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Periodontal Maintenance

After disease and bacteria has been cleared from your gums and teeth, you will need to receive routine periodontal maintenance every three months to ensure the infection does not return. This includes a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums, including scaling and root planing.

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Scaling And Root Planing

A thorough deep cleaning of your teeth and gums used to remove bacteria and tartar buildup. When bacteria gather around your tooth roots, it is impossible to clean without professional treatment. We use specialty tools to access the area just below the gums and scrape away tartar and bacteria and allow your gums to reattach to the teeth.