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Periodontal Surgery: Expectations vs Reality

Periodontal Surgery

When it comes to periodontal surgery, being careful is the best way to ensure positive outcomes and a satisfying experience. It is quite beneficial to do your homework before visiting your dentist for any periodontal surgery. That means you should do thorough research on the dental studio, the experience and expertise of your dentist, and how much care will be needed afterward.

Well, your expectation related to any kind of surgery can be different than the experience you get after the treatment. Similarly, periodontal surgery can also differ in terms of expectations Vs Reality. Let’s look at the reasons-

The type of periodontal surgery you are planning to opt for…

There are many periodontal surgeries that are quick, simple, and budget-friendly. For instance, a common dental implant treatment doesn’t require more than a local anesthetic. A patient can have his/her implant placement done within an hour without any discomfort or pain.

On the other hand, when talking about a complex reconstruction dental treatment, involves ligaments, bones, and other facial structures, thus taking more time to complete. A patient will need weeks for complete recovery. A proficient dentist discusses the overall procedure with the patients beforehand, along with pain management techniques.

This helps the patient to stay comfortable while preparing for the treatment without having any dental anxiety. Such support and self-preparation for specific dental surgery make the patients more comfortable before as well as after the periodontal treatment.

How much experience your dentist has…

When you seek a dentist who performs periodontal surgery, you want to know the amount of time he/she will take to get your surgery done?

Well choosing a dentist with years of experience will ensure good results and the least amount of discomfort. An experienced dentist has the profound knowledge to complete periodontal surgeries in a short period while creating a comfortable environment for the patients.

How do you follow the aftercare instructions…?

Your periodontal surgeon wants you to recover as quickly as possible without any discomfort. To make this happen, it is important to make sure that you follow the aftercare instructions at home.

For example, you do not drink any beverage through the straw, eat crunchy food items or brush your teeth aggressively. If you do not follow these instructions, such actions can cause gum infections or dry sockets. Thus, it is advised to follow all the instructions given by your dentists and the tips written in your periodontal surgery aftercare guide. This will help you to recover faster.

Will your periodontal surgery hurt?

Generally, the main concern among the patients who undergo periodontal surgery is the pain during and after the statement with the long recovery period. But with the evolving dental care procedures, it is possible to deliver painless treatment using conscious sedation drugs and pain management techniques. Incorporating pain management techniques reduce dental anxiety in patients while making the recovery more predictable.

Cost of periodontal surgeries…

Periodontal surgeries may or may not be covered by your insurance plans. Thus, it is a good idea to contact your insurance provider and discuss the dental benefits to determine the approximate cost of the surgery.

When it comes to recovery and managing pain, the main factor that is important is choosing the right dental clinic and following the aftercare guide properly.  When you choose a proficient dentist in Chandler, a well-equipped dental care clinic, the suitable option as per your needs, and follow all the instructions given by your dentists, you can expect faster recovery without any hassle.

At Peace of Mind Dental Studio, the team pays meticulous attention to details to ensure comfort and faster recovery in patients. All their dentists are well experienced in using pain management techniques while performing dental surgeries to meet the expectations of their patients. With various options available in their services, you can choose the most suitable one that fits your budget too.

Written by Dr. Silverman

Dr. Silverman is the co-founder of Peace of Mind Dental, a Chandler Arizona, general dentistry practice.