Your first visit is especially important to us. The initial periodontal and/or implant evaluation consists of periodontal probing to determine bone levels of all the teeth and evaluation of the area where a dental implant or implants may be indicated. This thorough and well tolerated examination enables us to assess your individual needs and address any questions that you may have. We usually allow a full hour to provide adequate time for the examination and consultation. If we have received x-rays from your dentist prior to the appointment, it will probably not be necessary for us to take additional films. However, in order to properly assess and treat your periodontal problem, if current information is not available, additional films will be needed. The fee for your initial visit is $185.00 (excluding x-rays).
Now that we have assembled adequate information from your initial visit, we will compile the information and consult with your general dentist to define the appropriate treatment plan for you. We will also re-evaluate your oral hygiene to ensure that your level of daily care is compatible with successful treatment. Dr. Nicosia will then consult with you about his findings and discuss treatment recommendations. We want to ensure that all of our patients fully understand the treatment that we are recommending. No question is too small or insignificant. Please ask for more details if there is something that you do not understand.
Your periodontal and/or implant treatment will be broken down into a sequence of appointments. We will schedule your appointments at times that are most convenient for you. You will be given medications and instructions prior to any surgical procedures, so it is important that we are aware of any allergies or medical conditions that you may have. Please let our office know if you have not received the instructions or medications.