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Deer Ridge Periodontics

The Deer Ridge Difference...

Periodontics. It’s not exactly the future most little girls dream about, but my parents always taught me to find something I really enjoy, be great at it, and help as many people as possible.

That’s what Deer Ridge Periodontics is to me - the best technology and procedures combined with a personal touch that provides my patients with the best experience possible.

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  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics
  • Deer Ridge Periodontics

Services Provided

Deer Ridge Periodontics will provide a full scale of Periodontal services, both non-surgical and surgical. A consultation is the best way to establish a diagnosis and treatment options.

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Financial Options

We will strive to make the financial portion of your visit as easy as possible. We are a fee for service practice accepting a variety of payment options.

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Dentist Referral

Referring to Deer Ridge Periodontics is easy with our simple on-line referral format. The information provided is secure and we will contact your patient in a timely manner to arrange an appointment.

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Frequently Asked

Questions

Why do I need to see a Periodontist?

Most commonly your dentist has referred you to a Periodontist to evaluate a concern associated with the foundation for your teeth, such as bone and gum tissue. This may be a small area or incorporate many teeth.

Will my appointment be covered by my insurance company?

Insurance coverage is dependent on your contract with your insurance company. We will provide estimates to your insurance company on your behalf to help determine if any treatment we recommend is covered. Learn more.

What are my payment options?

We will strive to make the financial portion of your visit as easy as possible. We are a fee for service practice accepting a variety of payment options. Learn more.

If I need gum surgery will it hurt?

Gum surgery will typically come with some discomfort that lasts anywhere from 1 to 3 days post treatment. If pain medications are taken as prescribed, the discomfort can often be eliminated and patients are very comfortable.

Will I need to take time off work?

Time off is not often recommended but if it is needed, it will be discussed at the time of consultation. Doctors notes can be provided if necessary.

If I am having surgery, do I need someone to drive me home?

A responsible driver is only needed if you are having sedation along with the surgery. For any local anesthesia, a driver is not necessary.

Can I eat before I come to my surgery?

Eating is NOT permitted 6 to 8 hours before surgery IF you are having treatment with IV sedation only. A light meal 2 to 3 hours before is allowed for oral and Nitrous oxide. With local anesthesia you can eat normally.

If I see a Periodontist for cleaning, do I still need to see my regular dentist?

Yes. We encourage all of our patients to continue to see their dentist for regular check ups for decay and other tooth related dental concerns. Cleanings are also often shared so we provide cleanings on an alternating basis.

I think I need to see a Periodontist, what should I do? Should I see my dentist first?

If you are concerned with issues related to bleeding, recession, mobility or other periodontal problems, speak with your dentist and ask for a referral. Most dentists will gladly make a recommendation to a specialist.