Most of Dr. Churney's patients have been referred by their primary dentist for evaluation. A periodontal evaluation is the most thorough way to detect gum disease. It's a good bet, if your dentist asked you to call Dr. Churney, they did so with your health in mind.
If you weren't referred, that's ok, too. We applaud your willingness to be proactive in your dental well-being! Many studies show that our dental health and our overall health are closely linked. As we like to say, healthy gums for healthy lives.
Your first visit will be a thorough evaluation followed by a discussion of our findings. So that we can properly prepare you, we typically do not schedule initial exams and treatment on the same day; we want to make sure you have all the information you need, and that all of your questions are answered prior to any treatment being provided.
If you have been referred by your dentist, this will give him/her time to send over necessary information to make the best assessment for your dental health.
A large majority of people don't know what a Periodontist is until they are referred to one. That's ok! Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to feel completely comfortable. Dr. Churney and his staff will provide you with all the information you need to make the decision that is best for you. Your dental health is our number one concern, and providing the most current research, up-to-date procedures, and information is a priority for us.
Think of a question later, call us!