To assist you better please provide us with the following information:

If you are visiting us from a general dentist office, then please have your dentist click here to fill out the referral form. Please make sure to have him include your x-rays if you have already taken them.

If you are being referred to us by your general dentist, we must have a referral form submitted prior to your appointment. Please allow approximately one hour for your initial consultation. Once your dentist has submitted a referral form, you may click here to schedule an appointment. We respect your time and ask that you please be on time.

Your 1st implant/periodontal evaluation.

During your first visit with Dr. Abril, will provide you with the following: 

Review of your medical history:

Allergies to medications, Current Medications and medical status.

Clinical exam that may include but no limited to:

Evaluation of hard structures (bone, teeth) • Soft tissues (gum tissues) quantity/qualityMissing teeth • Bite relationship • Mobility of teethImages: X-rays, photographs, scans

Discussing your desires for oral health

Dr. Abril will explain his findings and give you treatment options based on your desires for oral health and predictability for long-term.

Discussion about advantages and disadvantages of the various treatment options.

Questions & Answers:

You will have enough time in the schedule to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with your decisions

Common questions about the 1st implant/periodontal consultation.

 Do I need dental extractions?

Our priority is to save your natural teeth, and we take every measure to do so. The recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to successfully treat and save most teeth.

 Will I feel pain?

No, not usually, the periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort and of course we will be as gentle as possible.

Are x-rays needed?

Yes, we will need current periodontal x-rays to see bone quantity and any possible disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.

What will it cost?

Since all patients are different, your periodontist must complete your examination before establishing your treatment plan and the fee for care. The fee for periodontal treatment can vary considerably depending on the type of problems and the complexity and length of treatment. An approximate cost can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before the final treatment plan can be established.

 Will I need surgery?

Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. Gum disease can often be treated without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation. The philosophy of our practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.

 When will I go back to my general dentist?

Our office and your dentist will work closely together. If crowns and fillings are needed, your dentist will provide them. Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of periodontal maintenance.

 What if I decide not to have gum treatment?

Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Delay can cause you further bone loss and more expense. If your teeth are lost, dentures are never as effective as your own teeth.