General Dentistry

Visit Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental at our Houston, Texas, general and cosmetic dental practice and not only see, but feel, the difference experience makes.

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    Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental offers comprehensive oral healthcare services including general dental care. From routine checkups and cleanings to fillings and root canal therapy, our team has the experience to help you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible for a lifetime. The following is helpful information on our general dentistry services.
    Checkups and Cleanings
    Dental cleanings and checkups are essential to safeguarding your oral health by preventing disease and
    increasing the likelihood of detecting problems as soon as possible. Some folks are surprised to learn how thorough a checkup can be. During oral examinations, our dentists will look for signs of gum disease, bone loss, tooth decay, oral cancer and enlarged glands in the neck. This is done by performing a physical examination and taking diagnostic images like X-rays. Cleanings, like checkups, are very important. A teeth cleaning helps prevent periodontal disease by removing substances like tartar and plaque. When these substances accumulate along the gums, it can inflame and irritate them – leading to the development of gum disease.
    Fillings are conservative restorations used to treat minor areas of tooth decay. A filling can be made from amalgam or composite resin. Amalgam is a dark material composed mostly from metal while composite resin is a tooth-colored mixture of durable glass and plastic. Fillings prevent the soft, exposed area of a tooth from widening and deepening.

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    Tooth Extractions and Root Canal Therapy
    More invasive treatment is needed for badly damaged teeth. While our practice will do everything possible to save a tooth (as that is normally what is best for a person’s health), teeth cannot always be saved and their retention can be very problematic. If a tooth is abscessed or so damaged/diseased that treatment will not improve it, it is best to have the tooth surgically removed so the infection will not spread to adjacent oral tissue. Removing a tooth is a same-day procedure. Our team will take all necessary measures to ensure that our guests are comfortable throughout treatment. Root canal therapy is a procedure that treats internal (endodontic) tooth structure. This type of treatment can literally prevent the need for the surgical removal of a tooth. Many times, patients receiving this type of procedure are in moderate to severe pain prior to treatment because the inside of their tooth is badly infected. Root canal treatment means that the inflamed or infected tissue will be removed and the inside of the tooth will be sealed to prevent future damage. To schedule an appointment for a checkup or cleaning, call Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental today.

    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker Nickolas Read Dental at your convenience.

    VIDEO: The importance of regular checkups

    Patient Reviews

    “To be honest I was almost afraid to rate Parker Nickolas Read because I don’t want them to get so popular that it’s hard for me to make an appointment, but they are so good they deserve the praise. I’ve been going to Parker Nickolas Read for about 20 years, minus 6 years I lived in Austin… Dr. Read is super friendly and always makes sure to let you know what’s going on and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. The staff is top-notch as well!”

    sydney-allen-dental-center-patientROBERT S.,

      Yelp review

    “I would recommend Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental to anyone! From front desk to exit, everyone is so helpful and pleasant. I have never waited more than 5 min in the waiting room. The doctors and dental assistants are always very thorough and really explain your treatment plan in detail. They show you images and clearly explain what the issues are and why a procedure is being recommended. I always get seen quickly and everyone is always very optimistic and caring. You will not regret choosing Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental for your teeth!”

    Google Review 1MONICA FORERO.,  

      Google review

    “I’ve been going to this place since 2012! I had been to other dentists and Dr. Parker is by far the nicest and best one I met. The staff here are always so professional and friendly! They do their jobs really well and it shows. Their patient population has grown so much! This is the only place I recommend to family and friends!”

    Yelper Review 1  MARIA R., 

      Yelp review

    Common Questions

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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors

    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.


    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Bay