Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the practice by providing us with the following information:
- If you are being referred by your Dentist please forward a referral letter and any x-rays to our practice prior to your appointment. If you are referring yourself a referral is not required and if necessary x-rays will be taken on the day.
- A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that a patient registration form and medical history questionnaire is available for you to complete online).
Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
Your first visit will include an in-depth medical and dental health history as well as a comprehensive oral examination to measure signs of periodontal disease such as bone loss and loose teeth. Assessment of your bite, TMJ/jaw problems and an oral cancer screening may also be performed. We will discuss our findings and the proposed treatment plan at the end of the visit. For more complex cases, you may be required to come back for a case presentation after Dr Rosenberg has developed your treatment plan and discussed treatment recommendations with your dentist and other dental specialists.
Will It Hurt?
We will be as gentle as possible. The periodontal examination can be completed with little or no discomfort.
Do I Need X-Rays?
We will need current x-rays in order to assess your condition. If your referring dentist has taken x-rays, you may request that they be forwarded to us.We may also request that you have additional x-rays taken after the initial examination to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.
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 fee can usually be determined at the initial visit; but on occasion, some initial treatment or further diagnostics must be completed before a final treatment plan can be established. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals.
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. Our philosophy of practice is to treat as conservatively as possible to attain treatment goals
Can My Teeth Be Saved?
The Perio Centre is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. Our goal is for patients to keep as many teeth as possible. If you have developed periodontal disease, you may have several treatment options. The initial treatment is a series of deep cleanings, in some instances using the Perisocope. This is a tiny camera that is placed under the gum to assess and perform treatment without having to perform traditional surgery. We are the only practice in Australia utilising this advanced technology. Once this phase of treatment is completed, you will be assessed for further treatment which can include advanced surgical techniques to rebuild the gum and bone around your teeth.
When Will I Go Back To My General Dentist?
Our practice and your dentist will work closely together. Regular visits to your dentist is an important part of periodontal maintenance.
What If I Don’t Have Gum Treatment?
Periodontal disease is a progressive, painless infection. Once this disease begins, professional intervention is always necessary to prevent it from progressing. Delay in treatment can cause further bone loss and eventual tooth loss.