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Common Questions

From parking options to post-op queries, peruse our most frequently asked questions so you feel as prepared as possible before your first appointment and throughout your entire procedure. Learn everything you need to know, and if you still have questions, just give us a call.

Is the procedure done at the same time as the consultation/first visit?

Your first visit typically includes a thorough exam of your oral health and a consultation, where we will customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

Do you have free parking?

Parking is free for our patients! Just bring your ticket up for validation. Parking changes were made by new management of the building to ensure that there will be parking available for our patients.

Does it hurt?

We have an excellent team of doctors and clinical assistants that will work hard to minimize any discomfort both during and after your procedure.

My pack fell off, is That normal?

It's not uncommon. If any of it is left, please don’t pull or pick at it. If you are concerned, or in pain, we are happy to schedule an appointment to check it out for you.

Do I need a ride?

Most procedures will only use a local anesthetic (the same kind that you receive at your general dental office) so you'll be able to drive yourself to and from your appointment. However, if you elect to use sedation, you will need someone to drive you and stay with you after your procedure.

Why do I need an occlusal adjustment?

To correct bite alignment. Biting forces can impact many areas of your oral health. Controlling the forces of your teeth helps us to better control healing and disease.

Does my insurance cover it?

Our team will check your benefits to give you an estimated out-of-pocket investment. However, the final determination will be made by your benefit company.

Why did I get a bill from you? My insurance will pay for my services.

All accounts with a balance are billed monthly. We bill benefit carriers as a courtesy to our patients. However, our patients are ultimately financially responsible for all balances due.

Can I schedule an appointment just for a cleaning?

You can absolutely schedule a cleaning. An essential first step to getting that cleaning is having an exam to determine the state of your oral health. One of our hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning based on your oral health and give you the time and attention you deserve.

Are x-rays necessary?

Absolutely. It is impossible to see directly between the teeth or under the gums or bone without the use of a dental radiograph. In fact, many diseases and conditions can only be detected with the use of dental x-rays. X-rays also allow us to detect disease and other conditions much sooner than the clinical examination alone.

Do you do “Teeth in a Day?”

Yes, on a case by case basis. A consultation is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Do I have to come in for my post-op visits.

Yes. Follow-up visits are a critical part of ensuring that the investment you've made in your oral health lasts. Please follow your doctor's instructions and keep up with any and all post-op appointments.

When can I go back to my normal diet?

Typically within 3-4 weeks. The clinical team will let you know more based on your specific procedure.

Can I fly?

Patients cannot fly for 3 weeks after a sinus lift.

Can I go back to work the same day?

We recommend that you go home for the remainder of the day after your procedure and refrain from cardio exercise for 48 hours.

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The staff are all very nice, super professional, clear and patient. The lead surgeon who did my gum graft did an excellent job, explained everything well and made me feel exceptionally well cared for. I highly recommend this team.

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