Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

First Visit FAQs

What Will Happen at My First Visit?

What Is Needed for My First Visit?

Will My Initial Exam Hurt?

Do I Need X-Rays?

Financial & Insurance FAQs

What Will Treatment Cost?

Will My Insurance Cover The Treatment Cost?

Does Medicare Cover Dental Procedures?

Periodontal Disease & Treatment FAQs

What Is Periodontal Disease?

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

What Is Plaque?

How Bad Is Your Periodontal Infection?

What Are The Signs of A Periodontal Infection?

What Is My Risk of Periodontal Disease?

What Treatment Methods Are Available for Periodontal Disease?

How Can You Fix Bite Problems?

How Do I Brush?

How Do I Floss?

Biopsy & Oral Pathology: Cancerous & Non-Cancerous Lesion FAQs

What Are The Possible Signs of A Pathologic Process Or Cancerous Growth?

What Is A Biopsy And Why Is It necessary?

Dental Implants FAQs

What Are Dental Implants?

What Are The Problems Associated with Tooth loss?

What Are The Consequences of Tooth Loss?

What Are The Traditional Methods of Tooth Replacement?

How Can Implants Be Used to Help Me?

What Are Dental Implant Procedures Like?

Other Commonly Asked Questions

What If I Am on Blood Thinners And Need Dental Treatment?

Blood thinners (Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Aspirin), etc, protect your heart from a heart attack and brain from a stroke. Taking you off blood thinners may increase the risk of these problems. We use a special mouth rinse to prevent bleeding in the mouth. This allows you to stay on your blood thinners and helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke.