The prospect of dental surgery can be intimidating for some patients, but knowing what to expect throughout the process can help to put patients’ anxiety to rest.
The first step in that process is an initial consultation. At that first appointment, the periodontist will gather additional information on your case and discuss the diagnosis and recommended treatment.
At that first appointment, the periodontist will gather additional information on your case and discuss the diagnosis and recommended treatment.
In some cases, the dental surgery is performed on the day of the consultation, but most of the time patients will return at a later date to undergo the procedure. It is unlikely that patients will undergo any sort of invasive procedure at the first visit.
You should plan to bring any x-rays taken by your general dentist, along with your referral slip. Be sure to bring your insurance information with you, as well.
The periodontist also will need to know what medications you take on a regular basis in order to prepare for the surgery. Some medications may interfere with the healing process, and the periodontist may recommend discontinuing them temporarily after the surgery. You should also discuss any health problems you have with the periodontist, as certain issues may require precautionary measures before you can undergo surgery.
Dental surgery can be a crucial component of your oral health treatment plan, and it’s important to have a thorough understanding of what will happen. At the initial consultation, you can also get advice about how to prepare for the day of the surgery, along with any steps you will need to take post-operatively to promote a healthy healing process.
Although dental surgery can be a daunting thing, your periodontist will work with you to make sure that any of your concerns are addressed before the procedure. The initial consultation gives you an opportunity to ask as many questions as you would like and to prepare for the procedure. Take advantage of this chance to gather information so that you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
Contact Park Cities Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at 214-522-9700 to schedule your informative consultation today.