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