Your First Visit

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

THE PERIO IMPLANT CENTERS OF MARYLAND
PATIENTS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES REGARDING PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND TREATMENT PROCEDURES

Source: American Academy of Periodontology.


THE PERIO IMPLANT CENTERS OF MARYLAND
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES REGARDING DENTAL IMPLANTS AND TREATMENT PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS

Source: Academy of Osseointegration.

During your first visit, I will review your medical and dental history, as well as any medications you may be taking. This will be followed by:
  • A complete oral and periodontal exam of your gums to check for gum bleeding and swelling, and gum recession; your jawbone, to help detect the breakdown of bone surrounding your teeth; and your teeth, to determine their proper alignment and if any are sensitive, loose and how they fit together when you bite.
  • An assessment of the depth of the spaces, known as periodontal pockets, between your teeth.
  • X-rays, to show the bone levels between your teeth to check for possible bone loss.