New Patient FAQ
The initial periodontal exam will be completed with little or no discomfort.
We will need current x-rays in order to diagnose disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken recent x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.
Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring all dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. We will submit a predetermination the day of your initial exam to your insurance company to verify coverage for your treatment.
Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.
Our team and your dentist will work closely together. If crowns and fillings are needed, your dentist will provide them. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.
Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause you further bone loss and more expenses. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own teeth.