Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension.)
Also, please inform us if you have EVER taken bisphosphonates (ie Fosamax, Didrocal, or Actonel). These medications are generally prescribed for osteoporosis. We will complete an in depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ and other signs of periodontal disease.
Will it hurt?
We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
What will it cost?
Since all patients are different, your Periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care. The fee for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems and the complexity and length of treatment.
An approximate fee can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment plan can be established.
Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.