Dr Marquis. Wilton Smiles Periodontist

Meet Our New Periodontist, Dr. Nicole Marquis

Offering Comprehensive Care In Treating Gum Disease

We’re thrilled to welcome periodontist, Dr. Nicole Marquis, to Wilton Smiles! 

New to our practice this month, Dr. Marquis is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health by preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum diseases in Wilton and the surrounding area. She will work with patients when gum disease becomes severe, ongoing, or if they don’t respond to traditional treatment methods.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Dr. Marquis has extensive experience in identifying the cause of a patient’s gum disease and devising an effective treatment plan. Depending on the severity of the condition, this plan may include both surgical and non-surgical methods.

Founder and owner of Wilton Smiles, a modern dental practice located in Fairfield County, Dr. Mariya Malin said, “We are so happy to have Dr. Marquis join our practice! She has years of experience, is highly regarded in our industry, and provides excellent and compassionate care for her patients. She’s a wonderful addition to our staff and I look forward to having our patients get to know her.

Wilton Smiles patients will now receive even more specialized care for their gums. While Dr. Malin treats the teeth, gums, and other areas of the mouth,  Dr. Marquis focuses solely on treating the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. She will typically see severe, complex cases that require a specialist.

Get to Know Wilton Smiles Periodontist, Dr. Marquis 

Dr. Marquis has been practicing Periodontics for nearly 25 years, specializing in all facets of periodontal disease. She is highly skilled in Periodontal Disease Treatment, Cosmetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery and Complicated Interdental Therapy bridging prosthodontics, malocclusion, endodontics, and orthodontic fields of Dentistry.

In addition to supporting clients at the Wilton Smiles office, Dr. Marquis owns Seaside Periodontics, LLC in Madison, CT. She is a graduate of the prestigious DMD and Post-doctoral Periodontics programs from University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Dr. Marquis earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

I’m thrilled to join the team at Wilton Smiles. They are a very reputable dental practice committed to comprehensive care for its patients, and I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to support the oral health of my new patients,” commented Dr. Marquis.

Understanding Periodontal Care

Dr. Marquis has an essential role in helping patients maintain good oral health,  particularly in managing advanced gum diseases and conditions affecting the jawbone.  

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar. To keep gums in good condition, patients must brush and floss at least twice every day, schedule yearly teeth cleanings and checkups, and watch what you eat and drink.

According to the Mayo Clinic, gum disease not only impacts the condition of one’s mouth, but overall health. An individual’s oral health might play a part in conditions including endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy and birth complications, and pneumonia. 

There are 3 stages of gum disease:

  1. Gingivitis: In this early stage there are red, swollen, tender gums that bleed easily.
  2. Mild to moderate periodontitis: Increased inflammation and bleeding around the tooth, which may lead to the gums pulling away from the teeth, forming pockets of infected material. Early bone loss around the teeth may occur and treatment is crucial to prevent more bone loss and teeth from getting loose. 
  3. Advanced periodontitis: Gum pockets have gotten deeper, resulting in heavy destruction of bone that holds teeth in place. In these severe cases, teeth may need to be removed if treatment doesn’t restore bone support.

Periodontal Services at Wilton Smiles 

Maintenance is crucial in preventing the progression of periodontal disease and maintaining overall oral health. For those with advanced gum disease we have a number of highly-effective treatment options,” said Dr. Marquis.  

Comprehensive services at Wilton Smiles include: 

  • Scaling and root planing
  • Dental crown lengthening
  • Osseous (bone) surgery
  • Bone grafting
  • Gum grafting
  • Dental implants
  • Periodontal maintenance & checkups

Our patients will receive even more specialized periodontal care with Dr. Marquis. She forges trusting relationships with her patients and is committed to their oral health education and preventive measures. Our patients will greatly benefit from her expertise, attention to detail, and high level of care,” said Dr. Malin.  

If you’re in need of specialized periodontal services, schedule a consultation with Dr. Marquis at Wilton Smiles by calling (203) 762-9907. She looks forward to supporting you and your oral health!


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