What can I expect?
You have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and periodontal surgery has been recommended. Like many patients, you may have some concerns and it is important to find answers to your questions before surgery because knowing what lies ahead will enable you to actively participate in your health care decisions and achieve a healthy smile.
Why do I need periodontal surgery?
You need periodontal surgery because it has been determined that the tissues around your teeth are unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
How long will it take to heal?
It is important to follow Dr. Berdy’s post-operation instructions. Patients generally can expect to enjoy their normal routine the following day. Please ask us if you have any post-op considerations such as a special diet, exercise, or follow-up medications. Being informed and following the post-op instructions will help you to minimize your recovery time.
Will insurance cover the surgery?
Many insurance plans pay a portion of periodontal surgery and other services. Insurance plans vary greatly, so if you have questions about your plan please contact your insurance company or give us a call. We will be happy to file on any insurance plan you have and try to secure maximum benefits. Your periodontal health is important, and we are happy to discuss financial arrangements with you at any time.