Frequently Asked Questions
What is going to happen at my first visit?
On your first visit to our office, you will receive a periodontal examination. You should experience little, if any, discomfort during this examination. X-rays will be requested from your referring dentist. If necessary, x-rays will be taken to further evaluate any loss of bone around your teeth.
Afterward, our findings and your options for treatment will be thoroughly explained. At that time, the doctor will answer any questions you may have. Our goal is that you leave with a complete understanding of your condition and the treatment needed to restore you to optimum oral health.
How much will treatment cost and will my insurance cover it?
While periodontal treatment is not as costly as replacing natural teeth due to tooth loss, its cost can vary greatly depending upon your needs. If you have dental insurance, this may provide full or partial coverage. Our office will contact your insurance company to learn what they will cover. As a courtesy to our patients, we will gladly work with your dental benefits provider to maximize your insurance coverage. We feel that finances should never be an obstacle to treatment. For your convenience, we offer several payment options to best suit your individual needs. Our office manager will be happy to answer any of your financial or insurance questions.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and CareCredit (a credit payment plan).
What other treatments do you provide?
Besides periodontal treatment and dental implants, we can perform a number of procedures, including:
- LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure
- Crown lengthening
- Antibiotic treatment
- Bone augmentation
- Connective tissue grafting
- Alloderm tissue grafting
- Gingival (gum) contouring
- Aesthetic crown lengthening
- Soft tissue grafting