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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: Is periodontal treatment painful?

Q: Will I miss work?

Q: Is treatment expensive?

Q: Can I eat?

Q: How long will the surgical procedure take?

Q: How successful is periodontal treatment?

Q: What are dental implants?

Q: How successful are dental implants?

Q: What are bone grafts?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: Are these products safe?

Q: Why didn’t my dentist tell me earlier or why didn’t my previous dentist tell me I had periodontal disease?

Q: Why do I have to have surgery?

Q: Is periodontal disease contagious?

Q: What is periodontal disease?

Q: How do you diagnose periodontal disease?

Q: How do I pay for treatment?

Q: Will my dental insurance pay for this treatment?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?