We understand that your first visit can be intimidating, and we are here to make everything as convenient for you as we can. We invite you to complete our new patient forms in advance to save time at our office and help you feel prepared for your appointment. Please bring any referral forms and X-rays from your dentist.
During your first visit, our periodontists and team will listen to your concerns and preferences so that we can cater our treatments to your individual needs. We will also perform a thorough examination to assess your oral health for signs of gum recession, bone loss, periodontal disease, and other conditions, and provide you with all of your treatment options. We want you to be able to make the right choices for your smile.
Will the periodontal exam hurt?
Our periodontists and team are highly skilled and gentle. You should experience little to no discomfort, depending on the condition of your oral health.
Do I need X-rays?
You are welcome to forward your current X-rays from your referring dentist’s office. Otherwise, we will need to take periodontal X-rays to examine your full smile.
How much will treatment cost?
The cost of periodontal treatment varies by patient depending on your insurance benefits and the state of your oral health. At approximate fee can usually be determined after your initial examination, though some initial treatment or diagnostics may need to be completed first.
Will my insurance cover the cost?
Dental insurances typically cover periodontal treatment. Please bring your insurance cards and information to your initial appointment. Our team can submit a claim to determine your insurance benefits if needed.
Will I need surgery?
The need for surgery depends on the complexity and advancement of your disease. Not all patients require surgery to treat their condition, especially if periodontal disease is diagnosed early. Dr. Tucker and Dr. Csillag will suggest treatments based on your specific needs, and strive to offer the least invasive procedures possible.
Can my teeth be saved?
We can successfully treat most teeth thanks to advancements in modern periodontics.
When will I return to my general dentist?
Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology works closely with referring dentists to provide the best possible care. You dentist will provide any necessary dental crowns or fillings, as well as your routine dental checkups.
What if I don’t have gum treatment?
Periodontal disease is a progressive and often painless condition that can result in bone loss and higher expenses if not treated. We encourage you to seek treatment as soon as possible to preserve your natural smile and prevent the need to dentures.
We encourage you to contact our office at 845-623-6666 today to learn more about our periodontics in Bardonia, New York. Our periodontists and team look forward to having you at our office!