Frequently Asked Questions

  • Bisphosphonates and Periodontics

    Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs that inhibits bone re-modeling (inhibit osteoclast activity). They are the essential component of most osteoporosis medications and intravenous drugs used to treat cancer. Concern has arisen because in rare cases, the bisphosphonates can r...

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  • Insurance Policy

    Dr. Aaron’s staff will file insurance pre-estimates on your behalf prior to undergoing any procedures beyond the initial exam. The pre-estimate normally takes 4-6 weeks to be processed. You will receive a written explanation of your estimated insurance coverage once it ...

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  • Lasers and Periodontics

    Lasers are becoming increasing used in dentistry, and periodontics is no exception. Many dental professionals are replacing the traditional scalpel blade with lasers during procedures which involve the removal of soft tissue or bone. Lasers are also being utilized during non-...

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  • Smoking and Periodontal Disease

    Smoking has negative consequences for the body’s overall health, and periodontal health is no exception. Smoking has been shown in numerous studies to be related to periodontal disease. Smoking can accelerate bone loss around the teeth, can contribute to calculus (or t...

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  • The Perio-Systemic Link

    For the past several years, evidence has been accumulating which points toward a connection between periodontal health and one’s overall health. Correlations have been made between periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes, pre-term low birthweight babies, and respira...

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