Your

First

Visit

Thank you for choosing 6th Ave. Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. We look forward to serving you.

Please help us during your first visit by arriving prepared with the following information:

 

– Referrals or x-rays from your referring dentist, if applicable

– A list of medications you are currently taking

– Any dental insurance cards

 

You can fill out your patient registration and medical history form before your appointment.

 

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Please let us know if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (such as artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes or hypertension).

We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history, and your exam will measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ, and other signs of periodontal disease.

 

Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your first visit and arrive with the proper documents, such as your referral and medical history. We try to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Referral of emergency patients can cause delays to the schedule, and your understanding and patience are very much appreciated.

Frequently

Asked

Questions

Do I Need X Rays?

We will need current periodontal x-rays to see disease not otherwise visible. If you are being referred by a dentist who has taken x-rays, please request that they be forwarded to us.

What if I Go Without Gum Treatment?

Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delaying treatment often results in further bone loss and more expensive treatments in the long run. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own.

How Much Will it Cost?

All patients are different. Before we can know what the cost of your care will be, we must complete your periodontal exam and establish your treatment plan. Your cost can vary considerably depending on the type of problems, the complexity and the 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 your brighter smile.

Can My Teeth Be Saved?

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

Will My Insurance Cover This?

Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring your cards and any medical and dental benefit information to your appointment. We can submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans.

What if it’s an Emergency?

If you are in pain or have an emergency situation, we will make every attempt to see you that day. For severe emergencies, dial 911 for immediate emergency medical assistance.

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Consultation

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