What do you need to know before visiting a periodontist?

The procedures we perform are very safe and the side effects are usually minimal. Here at Britten Perio, we are proud to use a gentle touch as well as the latest and most trusted techniques and technology. Most patients anticipate severe discomfort after deep periodontal cleanings or surgery, which is generally not true. When necessary, we will give you the medications necessary to reduce swelling, pain, prevent infection, and help keep things clean. Our patients routinely comment that the procedure was not nearly as bad as they imagined.

Remember, the benefits of keeping your own teeth are tremendous and although they might need some work now, the end result will be well worth it!

Some things we always need to know about you when you visit:

Your normal medications and that you will be taking them unless otherwise instructed by
If you are taking aspirin daily
If you are on blood thinners
If you are diabetic or have special diet restrictions
If you have a prosthetic joint less than 2 years old
If you have an artificial heart valve or history or endocarditis
If you have been on bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, longer than 5 years

For more information, visit us at www.brittenperio.com, call us at 727-586-2681 or message us today!

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