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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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We will complete a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth or other signs of infection. You will be asked to complete a personal health history.

We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be done with little or no discomfort.

We will need current periodontal x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible.

Since all patients are different, your Periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care.

Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Bring a dental claim form to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, most plans do not require this.

Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation.

The recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to successfully treat most teeth.

Our office 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 expense. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own teeth.

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