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Update: Feedback Needed For Periodontist Surgery & Bone Grafts

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Update: Feedback Needed For Periodontist Surgery & Bone Grafts

Its been almost six years since I posted on this subject.
Update since that last posting.

Didn't have the surgery that this Periodontist said I should
have. Instead what I did was stopped doing any kind of
Dental Treatments with this dentist. I was just not comfortable
having this surgery and thought it was just all about the money
$5,220 for four Quads plus the bone grafts. There were just
alot of red flags spinning in my head that I shouldn't have this
surgery. Two years forward after not having any more dental
followup treatments of any kind, I decided to visit another
dentist without informing them of anything. Coming in as a
new patient and if they found anything wrong, it will confirm
whether the Periodontist was being honest with me. After a
thorough examination that included the Xrays, checking the
pockets of each tooth there was nothing mentioned of anything
serious to indicate a consultation with Periodontist until
I started seeing this new Hygienist recently. It seems that
I now have some bone loss. On a recent previous visit, the
Hygienist wanted to do some expensive deep cleaning/scaling
which I agreed to have done. Now this Hygienist wants me to
have a consultation with the Periodontist. Again, red flags
are beginning to spin in my head. On April.4, 2012 I will have
a consultation with this Periodontist. Once I get results from
this Periodontist and a printout of the treatment, I will then
compare it to the previous Periodontist and post an update here.
I'm convinced that this Periodontal Surgery is a money maker
that is probably being done when not needed. The Hygienist and
the Periodonist seem to be working together to do this expensive
surgery. On my next visit for the Periodontist consultation,
I will have all pockets checked and get a printout of the results. I found it a bit odd that the office staff will call
me informing me that the Periodontist would be willing to discount the orginal quote of $5,220. I got the impression that
this Periodontist was desperate to do this surgery. Today, you
don't know who to trust anymore. It seems to be all about the
money, expecially if you have insurance that will cover the
surgery or a dental plan that will discount. Do your due diligence and don't rush into anything. Don't be a yes patient and just don't go along with what the good doctor tells you. There are good doctors and there are greedy doctors, just be careful. Updates will follow after my April.4, 2012 Periodonist consultation.

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Old 06-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Great Updated News June.2, 2012

Instead of the traditional Periodontal Flap Surgery, I opted
to do Laser Periodontal Surgery with a excellent outcome
and saved $3,000. Pros With Laser Periodontal Surgery:

The gums are not lifted off the bone, so there is no cutting
with a scapel or stitches.

Gentle, conservative and minimally invasive.
Good for treating deep pockets.
State of the art therapy and FDA approved.
Can regrow lost bone, no bone grafts required.

Happy that I waited to find a better solution. Do not do
traditional Periodontal Flap Surgery. It's expensive, healing
time is longer, your gums will be cut with a scapel, there
will be stitches, there will be bone grafts. I found my Perio
that does this type of laser in my local area by doing a
google search for Laser Periodontal Surgery.

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