Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay in treatment can lead to further bone loss and gum recession, limit treatment options and contribute to the development and progression of other systemic diseases. Over time, untreated periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss and additional health problems.
From Oral to IV Sedation, we will determine together what is the best fit for you. Sedation dentistry helps to provide a relaxing and calming experience for patients afraid of going to the dentist. Regardless of the type of sedation you choose, the goal remains the same: to make your experience as pleasant as possible, and to be free of pain and worry.
Our office and your dentist will work closely together. If crowns, fillings or other restorative dental treatment are needed, your dentist will provide them. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.
Many dental insurance policies include benefits for periodontal and implant treatment. We are contracted with Delta Dental Premier and therefore accept their fees. Although it is not required by most plans prior to treatment, we will submit a predetermination of benefits to your insurance carrier. While these plans are intended to assist you financially, benefits do not typically cover all required services. We will work to maximize your coverage; however, you must accept financial responsibility for your healthcare.
For the vast majority of people, they will experience soreness for the first 3-5 days after a procedure. Most (if not all) of the discomfort will be controlled by medications and by following the instructions for taking care of yourself after the procedure. You can find a copy of Post-Operative Instructions under “Patient Info” and “Forms”.
We will need current diagnostic x-rays in order to see issues not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us. Or we would be happy to call them on your behalf.
Since all cases are different, Dr. Sirinian must complete an examination before establishing your treatment plan and estimated cost. The fee for treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems, 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.