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Dental FAQ


In the videos below, Dr. Scholes gives answers to some frequently asked questions about periodontal disease and dental implants. Give us a call at (602) 900-1609 if you have a question that isn't answered below and we'll be glad to assist you.

Questions

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What is a periodontist?
How do I know if I have periodontal disease?
What if I feel apprehensive about going to a periodontist?
How will my dentist work with my periodontist?
What are the different stages of periodontal disease?
Is there a point in which it's too late to see a periodontist?
Will I need surgery?
Is this a painful procedure?
What's the best way to prevent periodontal disease?
Is there a cure for periodontal disease?
How do I know if I need a dental implant?
What is a "Same-Day Smile"?
How much does it cost?
What if I don't get treatment?
What are some success stories?

Answers

What is a periodontist?



How do I know if I have periodontal disease?



Do I need x-rays?

We will need current periodontal x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.
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What if I feel apprehensive about going to a periodontist?



How will my dentist work with my periodontist?



When will I go back to my general dentist?

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.
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What are the different stages of periodontal disease?



Is there a point in which it's too late to see a periodontist?



Can my teeth be saved?

The recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to successfully treat most teeth.
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Will I need surgery?



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.
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Is this a painful procedure?



We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
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What's the best way to prevent periodontal disease?



Is there a cure for periodontal disease?



How do I know if I need a dental implant?



What is a "Same-Day Smile"?



How much does it cost?



Since all patients are different, your periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment planning 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 planning can be established. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.

Will my insurance cover the cost?

Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring all medical and dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. Upon request, we will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans.
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What if I don't get treatment?



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.
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What are some success stories?





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