Most individuals with good oral and overall health are suitable candidates for dental implants. However, a thorough evaluation by our experienced team is necessary to determine your eligibility. Factors such as bone density, gum health, and medical history will be considered during the assessment.
The dental implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, ensuring that you feel little to no discomfort during the process. After the procedure, some mild soreness and swelling are normal, but these can be managed with prescribed pain medication and ice packs.
The dental implant process can vary from patient to patient, depending on individual healing times. On average, the entire process, from implant placement to crown attachment, can take several months. Our team will keep you informed about your progress at every step of the journey.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and a healthy lifestyle are essential to ensure the longevity of your dental implants.
Dental implants offer numerous advantages over traditional dentures. They are more stable, feel more natural, and do not require messy adhesives. Dental implants also help preserve bone health and prevent the deterioration of the jawbone, which can occur with dentures.
LANAP is typically less painful than traditional gum surgery. The minimally invasive nature of the procedure and the laser's ability to target specific areas result in reduced discomfort during and after treatment. Many patients report minimal to no pain during their LANAP procedure.
The duration of a LANAP procedure varies depending on the extent of gum disease and the number of affected areas. In general, LANAP treatment can be completed in just one or two visits, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.
LANAP is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia numbs the treatment area, making the experience virtually pain-free.
Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after their LANAP procedure. There is usually minimal downtime, and you can return to work or your regular routine soon after treatment.
LANAP is an effective treatment for various stages of gum disease, including moderate to severe cases. Dr. Hickey will evaluate your gum health during your consultation and determine if LANAP is the best treatment option for your specific condition.
Yes, periodontal surgery procedures are safe when performed by a skilled and experienced professional. At Mt. Zion Periodontics, we adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our patients throughout the treatment process.
While some discomfort is normal after periodontal surgery, our team takes measures to minimize pain and ensure a comfortable experience. Dental sedation options are available to help you relax during your procedure, and we provide detailed aftercare instructions to support your recovery.
The recovery period varies depending on the specific procedure and the individual's healing capacity. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after periodontal surgery. Our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to promote a smooth and speedy recovery.
After certain periodontal surgical procedures, you may need to follow a soft or liquid diet for a few days to allow for proper healing. We will provide you with dietary guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery and to promote the best possible healing outcomes.
Dental sedation is available as an option for most periodontal surgical procedures to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Our team will discuss the various sedation options available and work with you to determine the best approach for your needs and preferences.
Before your periodontal surgery, our team will provide you with specific pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. These may include fasting for a certain period before surgery and arranging for a friend or family member to drive you home if you opt for dental sedation.
Periodontal treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia or dental sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the treatment, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Recovery time varies depending on the type of periodontal procedure performed and the individual's healing process. In general, most patients can return to their regular activities within a few days to a week after their procedure.
Yes, periodontal procedures are safe when performed by a skilled and experienced professional. At Mt. Zion Periodontics, we adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our patients throughout the treatment process.
Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, is crucial for preventing gum disease. It is also essential to schedule regular checkups with Dr. Hickey to catch any potential gum issues early on.
Common signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, and gum recession. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's essential to schedule a consultation with our doctor for a comprehensive gum health evaluation.
Tooth extraction is typically performed under local anesthesia or dental sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the extraction, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Recovery time varies depending on the complexity of the extraction and the individual's healing process. In general, most patients can resume regular activities within a few days to a week after the extraction.
If dental sedation is used during your tooth extraction, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. The effects of sedation can linger for a few hours, making it unsafe for you to operate a vehicle.
The timing for dental implant placement after a tooth extraction varies depending on your individual case and the healing of the extraction site. Dr. Hickey will assess your specific situation during your consultation and discuss the best treatment plan for you.
Yes, dental sedation is safe when administered by a qualified and experienced professional. We adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure your well-being throughout the sedation process.
No, with dental sedation, you remain conscious and able to respond to verbal cues. However, you will feel relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure.
The duration of the sedative effect varies depending on the type of sedation used. Laughing gas wears off quickly after the procedure, while oral sedation may take a few hours to wear off completely.
If you receive oral sedation, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. The effects of sedation can linger for a few hours, making it unsafe for you to operate a vehicle.