Find the Answer to Your Periodontics Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions our team of specialists received and answered.  Check them out and if you still have any concern or question, do not hesitate to contact us.

Though we welcome referrals, you do not need to be referred to book an appointment at Aria Periodontics & Implant Group.

If your xrays are current, you may arrange with your general dentist to have your xrays forwarded to Aria Periodontics & Implant Group. However, if your xrays are not current, we will likely require a new set of xrays to be taken.

Generally, our patients report little to no pain during treatment. If you’re anxious about periodontal treatment at Aria Periodontics & Implant Group, please contact us and we can discuss treatment and sedative options with you.

Aria Periodontics & Implant Group treatment fees are based on the recommended Fee Guide for Specialists in Periodontics. Payment of treatment is due and payable at the time of your appointment. Aria Periodontics & Implant Group can help you submit a claim to your dental insurance company. However, depending on your plan, your fee may not be completely covered by your insurance and any charges not covered by your dental plan are ultimately your responsibility.

Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.

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 natural teeth.

Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist. If you are missing teeth and are interested in replacing them with dental implants, your periodontist can certainly help. Periodontists place dental implants when natural teeth cannot be saved. They also monitor the implants to make sure that they’re properly doing their job. Periodontists may also correct gum recession and cover up exposed root surfaces, which can be unsightly as well as sensitive to hot, and cold. These procedures are often used to lay the foundation for additional cosmetic procedures to help create a beautiful smile. Finally, periodontists can be integral in the comprehensive planning of your oral care, along with your general dentist or other dental professional.

If you don’t see your question here or if you want additional clarification, please contact Aria Periodontics & Implant Group.

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