We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
Do I Need X-Rays?
We will need current periodontal x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.
What Will It Cost?
Since all patients are different, an examination must be completed in order to establish the treatment plan and fee for care.
Will My Insurance Cover The Cost?
Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits.
Will I Need Surgery?
Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation.
When Will I Go Back To My General Dentist?
Our office and your dentist will work closely together. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.
What Happens if I do not proceed with the recommended periodontal treatment?
Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause you further bone loss, spreading of the disease and tooth loss.