Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT?

New Patient Exam.
Standard : Head and Neck Exam, Full Mouth X-ray series, , intra oral pics, visual oral cancer screening , with velscope ( recommended).

CBCT may be needed to provide the best possible care and diagnosis which includes consult.
Please provide a current medical PPO, so we can expedite a pre-authorization prior to your first visit.

What is a CBCT?

CBCT = 3D digital OrthoPantomogram ( Cone Beam Computerized Tomography)

Radiation equivalent to a full set of mouth X-rays.

Why would I need a CBCT?

– I have TMJ issues
– I wake up with headaches, and sore jaws in the morning.
– I have headaches during the day and towards the evening
– I am told I clench and grind my teeth.
– I have a current Sinus infection and I get occasional sinus issues.
– I have pain in my teeth and/ or tooth requiring a root canal
– I have a Broken tooth , which means that it may be cracked below the bone level.
– I was told I need an implant.
– I have Bone Loss,
– I have receding gums.

I have none of the above, so WHY would I need a CBCT?

– To rule out any bone cancer,
– To rule out any hidden infections
– To get the best news of all – that everything looks good based on what information we have.

How much is this CBCT going to cost me ?

– We will use your medical PPO to maximize your out of pocket expense
– If you have an HMO, or no MEDICAL insurance, we charge a minimal flat fee to cover the cost of the machine
– Many times your dental insurance will cover part of the minimal flat fee.
– We will provide more accurate cost information, once we have your insurance information, and have verified benefits.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR SECOND APPOINTMENT?

Hygienic (regular cleaning) unless the doctor recommended a Periodontal Therapy appointment, (deep cleaning) at your first visit.

Second consult if treatment is extensive

What is PERIODONTAL THERAPY?

It is a deep cleaning with local anesthesia of the teeth in areas of active gum disease which exhibit bleeding and/or bone loss.

First Treatment
We suggest starting with treatment on 2 quadrants at a time.

Second Treatment is scheduled usually WITHIN 1 week after the first.
where your hygienist will finish treatment on the remaining 2 quadrants

Third treatment is completed 4-6 weeks after the FIRST treatment date.

What can I do about my receding gums?

Tissue grafting may be required to regenerate the gums and cover up the receded areas, by use  of a specific and simplified technique called РPINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE.

WHITE COMPOSITE FILLINGS used on small cavities
Composites used are of the best quality.
NO MERCURY FILLINGS.

LARGE CAVITIES, CRACKED TEETH, BROKEN TEETH.
are restored by using CEREC TECHNOLOGY, AND METAL FREE.CROWNS (same
appointment 2 -3 hours)
Zirconia Crowns ( lab fabricated ) for certain cases

ORTHODONTICS
crowded adult teeth can be re-aligned usually from 4-9 months of time 18 years plus, all cases must be pre evaluated

UPPER AND LOWER FULL ARCH TOOTH RECONSTRUCTION
for patients with and without teeth.

PRECISION PARTIALS- for patients who are not candidates for implants, and still have a limited amount of teeth left in mouth.

VENEERS
all types including minimal invasive ( ultra thin )

Why do I need all this extra stuff? I just want my tooth pulled?

PRP and donated bone particles are used to prevent the loss of bone, and support the tooth in front, of extracted tooth.

All this sounds expensive. How much is this going to cost me ?

– It depends on your medical and/ or dental policy.
– If you have a medical PPO, we get a pre-authorization to determine your benefits
– We will use your medical PPO to maximize your out of pocket expense
– If you have an HMO, or no MEDICAL insurance, we use your dental insurance to help you
– We will provide more accurate cost information, once we have your insurance information, and have verified benefits.

What are my OPTIONS after my tooth is extracted?

IMPLANT PLACEMENTS.
Guided implant surgery(surgical stents)

VERTICAL SINUS LIFTS
performed in conjunction with implant placement

LATERAL SINUS LIFTS
For those patients who have lost bone structure in their upper left and right areas, and need added bone support for future implant placement.

BIOPSY OF CONCERNED AREAS OF MOUTH.
Soft tissue oral biopsies

DENTURES
Complete or replacements.
Immediate Implant retained dentures

NIGHTGUARDS
hybrids( soft part around the teeth , and hard part outside) fabricated on our office

SPORTGUARDS

On site LAB SERVICES (* limited)
Same day Repair of flippers lost teeth, cracked and broken dentures

What Technology is used in the practice?

Digital X-rays
low radiation
( 1 X-ray equivalent to 7 days environmental radiation )

HD Intraoral Camera
A picture of the broken or cracked tooth s worth FEWER REFUSALS from
insurance companies

HD CariVue ( detection of cavities using light penetration through tooth )
cavity detection without use of XRAY sensor, for special cases ONLY.

ELECTRIC DRILL
Reduces noise and vibration
Reduces damage to tooth, add electric drills have smaller oscillation
compared to air driven drills
Allows for faster, and precision tooth preparation,

APEX LOCATOR
– electronic device used in Root Canal Therapy treatment to find
the end of the root more accurately

ROTARY ROOT CANAL PREPARATON:
-by use of a special electric drill, and Nickel Titanium instruments .
-simplifies and allows for better internal cleansing of root canal
space while speeding up process. thereby improving success and
providing a better experience.

DIODE LASER
Heal Canker sores
Heal herpes lesions on outer lips, and prevents lesions from forming
when tingling is felt.

PIEZO Ultrasonic
used to aid in quicker and safer surgical extractions
Advanced bone grafting techniques

What helps with improving smiles, and reducing wrinkles. ?

Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP ) helps significantly to improve your lips. It is what we call a FACIAL REJUVENATION, and a wholistic technique to ANTI-AGING.

As collagen gets depleted above the muscle , the pull on the skin is seen easier.
at your FIRST visit, a before scan is taken { courtesy of GT Esthetics and Massage Rehab Center, LOCATED on FIRST FLOOR.)

PRP TREATMENT WILL :
Increases collagen growth
Reduces wrinkles
Reduces pore size
Reduces UV skin damage
Reduces acne
Repairs skin blemishes

Alcohol, smoking, bad eating all increase wrinkles and INDIVIDUAL RESULTS can vary.

NUTRITION , BRAIN HEALTH improvement recommendations

What I call a " ROTTING CANAL TREATMENT "

Anterior
Posterior
RETREATMENTS ( done on teeth that are not cracked.)
APICOECTOMY

What includes ORAL SURGERY?

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Single and multiple surgical tooth extractions followed by Platelet
Rich Plasma (PRP ) therapy
Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) aka bone graft using human Cadaver bone
particulate, with PRP


Sumeet Beri, DDS 1275 Butterfield Rd. Wheaton, IL 60189 Request your Appointment By phone: (630) 653-5152 By email: wcd1275@gmail.com

Office Hours Monday 10:00 - 4:00 Tuesday 7:00 - 3:00 Wednesday By Appointment Only Thursday 10:00 - 6:00 Friday 7:00 - 3:00 Saturday 8:00 - 2:00 [Two per month]

Wheaton Cosmetic Dentist


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