What will happen at my first visit?
Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
We will complete a thorough examination and take any needed x-rays. Dr. Seale will discuss his findings and treatment options, and answer any questions for you. He will then do a Treatment Plan that is a breakdown of the recommended treatment and costs.
Will it hurt?
We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal exam can be completed with little or no discomfort.
Do I need x-rays?
We will need current periodontal x-rays in order to see disease not otherwise visible. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us. Please keep in mind it will take time for your referring dentist to duplicate and forward the x-rays to us. Plan ahead.
What will it cost?
Our office policy requires you to pay for the initial visit when you come in. We will then submit it to the insurance, then once the insurance makes payment to us we will send you a refund or put it on your account toward future visits. Since all patients are different, Dr. Seale 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 of treatment. After the initial examination you will be provided a treatment plan that will have a breakdown of the recommended treatment and costs.
Will my insurance cover the cost?
Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment. Please bring dental benefit information and cards to your examination appointment. We will submit a claim to predetermine your insurance benefits; however, this is not required by most plans. This will help you to plan ahead for your out of pocket portion.
What are my payment options?
We accept Visa and MasterCard. Once your treatment plan is complete we can discuss payment options.
Will I need surgery?
Not everyone needs periodontal surgery. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled without surgery. We will make recommendations based on your individual situation.