WHAT IS A PERIODONTIST?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
WHAT HAPPENS IF PERIODONTAL DISEASE IS LEFT UNTREATED?
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that results in the destruction of the supporting bone and attachment fibers around the teeth. If allowed to progress, periodontal disease can ultimately result in exposed root surfaces or tooth loss.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit. To discuss your payment options or insurance coverage, please call (469)888-4315
DO YOU ACCEPT MY DENTAL INSURANCE ?
We participate in insurance plans for the convenience of our patients. We are currently contracted with most major insurance providers.
WHAT ARE THE BENIFETS OF LASER TREATMENT?
The primary goal of laser therapy is to induce the regeneration of bone and connective tissue attachment fibers surrounding the teeth. The laser less painful
WHAT SEDATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
I.V. conscious sedation: I.V. conscious sedation is an extremely reliable form of sedation that allows the you to be
WHY DO I NEED A TISSUE (GUM) GRAFT?
Gingival recession is caused by inflammation resulting from periodontal disease and aggressive tooth brushing. Tooth crowding and orthodontic treatment can result in recession. Gingival recession is proportional to underling bone loss. Gingival recession can result in tooth sensitivity and inflamed gingival tissue which can lead to further bone loss, and gingival recession. Severe recession, if left untreated may progress to eventual tooth loss. Dr. Cook can identify the cause of the gingival recession and help you improve your oral hygiene habits to avoid future problems. A soft tissue graft can improve the sensitivity, decrease the inflammation, and increase the prognosis for tooth and implant survival.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
In order to assure the best possible outcome following surgery, we will review the postoperative instructions with you and answer all your questions. You will know exactly what to expect and how to contact one of the doctors personally if you have any questions. Depending on the type of surgery you may also have prescriptions written for antibiotics as a precaution to infection and/or pain relief medications to decrease the discomfort associated with the procedure.
HOW WILL MY PERIODONTAL MAINTENCE VISITS BE HANDELED?
Periodontal maintenance therapy is essential to sustain long-term oral health following periodontal therapy. Maintenance visits also allow us to identify areas of disease progression and permit early interventions. Because every patient is different, your maintenance therapy will be individualized based on your unique circumstances. We will determine where and how often your maintenance visits will take place. You may split routine visits between our practice and your regular dentist.