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I had two implants in the upper front jaw on July 10, 2014. The process progressed very smoothly during the whole procedure - surgery, CT scan, x-ray, drilling and closure in same place. I was impressed by the professional and knowledgeable of staff- Eddy and Dr. Sam Jain. This procedure took about 9 hours and I was released as a happy camper. Thanks for doing an excellent job.

- Tian L.

 

During your first visit with the Center for Implant Dentistry, our team of professionals will provide a thorough consultation appointment while explaining your diagnosis and treatment solutions.

In some instances, oral surgery can be performed during the same visit as the consultation. Regardless, patients will need to provide their full medical history and discuss their dental situation at length for us to determine if this would be beneficial. In some cases, we may suggest a secondary appointment for treatment, depending on the specific needs of the patient.

At the initial consultation appointment, we recommend patients provide the following:

  • Medical insurance card
  • Dental insurance card
  • Valid photo identification
  • List of medications presently taken regularly, if any

It is important that patients under the age of 18 be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent during their first consultation and any following surgical and follow-up visits. We also recommend that patients with certain medical conditions (artificial heart valves, artificial joints, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) and regular medications please notify us of this before any kind of surgery.

The Center for Implant Dentistry is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm, scheduling our last appointment at 5:30pm. We will do our best to schedule patients as soon as possible, and will make every attempt to see patients with emergencies or extreme pain on the same day. We also do our best to stay on schedule to minimize the waiting time necessary between appointments. Since our practice provides surgical services, it is important for patients to understand that certain circumstances may arise that may lengthen the time needed for a procedure, and that emergency cases may cause delays. Because of this, we appreciate your understanding and patience during these situations.

If you are interested in booking an appointment or have any questions regarding our schedule, contact us at (510) 574-0496 today.

At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we accept various forms of payment, including cash, cashier checks, and credit cards including Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. We also offer payment plans and financing services through CareCredit to allow patients to break up their out-of-pocket costs with little to no interest financing. We want to deliver the finest care to our patients at the most reasonable cost, and this means that payment is due at the time of service unless our patients have made other arrangements with our office in advance. If you are a current patient and have questions regarding payments on your account, contact us at (510) 574-0496.

For patients who are utilizing their insurance coverage, please remember that you are fully responsible for the charges at this office regardless of what insurance will cover. However, most insurance companies respond to our claim submissions within four to six weeks, and any remaining balance after coverage is the responsibility of the patient.

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At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we want to provide our patients with the finest surgical care while also ensuring some of the most convenient payment options. We work with our patients to maximize insurance reimbursement for procedures that are covered, and to help patients in financing the remaining portion of their bill if necessary. Our staff will submit claims to dental insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients, and the portion not covered by insurance is the responsibility of the patient. We accept many PPO dental and medical insurance plans.
Patients interested in preregistering with our practice are encouraged to fill out our secure, online Patient Registration Form by clicking here. After the form has been completed, click “Submit” on the bottom of the form to send information to our office automatically. We have taken every precaution to ensure our patient’s personal, private data is protected.

We also offer consent forms available online, and patients can access them by clicking on the form needed below. If you are unsure which forms are necessary for your specific appointment, contact our office at (510) 574-0496.

For patients who have recently had operations performed in our practice, we offer post-op instructions for the placement of dental implants. This information is designed to help patients heal properly and with minimal side effects and it should be followed as closely as possible. Patients who experience any complications that are not expected are encouraged to contact our practice as soon as possible for guidance as to how to proceed.

After Surgery

For the remainder of the day after surgery, our team recommends the following tips:

  • Do not spit out saliva. We recommend swallowing saliva or using a tissue to wipe the mouth as needed.
  • Avoid drinking from a straw and drink straight from a cup.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes or cigars.
  • Avoid touching the surgical area with the fingers and tongue.

All of the above actions can cause blood clots to dislodge and will result in excessive bleeding from the surgical area. This can result in an increased risk of infection and a slow healing response.

For Bleeding

It is expected for there to be minor bleeding after implant surgery, though it should subside quickly and stop within a few hours after surgery. Oozing is also normal and may persist for several hours. In some instances, implants done on the upper portion of the mouth may trigger nosebleeds, but this is normal and will stop soon. Some tips for caring for the mouth:

  • Gauze should be kept on the surgical area for approximately 30-45 minutes with pressure.
  • Gauze should be removed after this time and replaced with a new piece if bleeding is still occurring. The gauze should be directly on the surgical site and firm pressure for approximately one more hour should help in stopping the bleeding.
  • If the third change of gauze does not stop the bleeding, we recommend using a moistened tea bag instead. The tannic acid found in the tea can help the tissues form a clot and thus stop the bleeding.
  • If bleeding still persists, contact our office immediately.

For Swelling

It is common for patients to experience minor swelling after surgery in the oral cavity. It can be anywhere from mild to severe, depending on the patient. It may become worse within 48 hours before it begins to subside and may last up to one week. Bruising may also develop on the face and is common. Some tips to handle swelling:

  • Utilize an ice pack on the face or cheek next to the site of surgery. Keep it on for 20 minutes then remove for 10. Continue this rotation until bedtime and start again the following day.
  • Sleep with the head elevated above the heart to help reduce the likelihood of swelling.
  • On day three after surgery, substitute moist heat for the ice packs to help bring any swelling down faster.

Eating

As soon as the local anesthetics wear off, many patients can enjoy soft foods while avoiding chewing directly on the site where surgery was performed. Patients should resume their regular diet as soon as they feel it is appropriate, as this is a personal decision based on how patients are responding post-operation. Patients are encouraged to stay hydrated and well nourished, as this can facilitate faster healing and recovery.

Brushing the teeth

While avoiding the surgical site, patients are encouraged to brush their teeth the evening of surgery or the following morning. Brushing around the surgical area can be done around the second or third day with special care to avoid stitches. Be gentle and avoid rinsing or spitting with force as this can dislodge the clots necessary to stop bleeding and allow healing to occur.

Rinsing the mouth

Rinsing the mouth can be done the same day as surgery with warm, salty water every few hours. Avoid mouth rinses that contain alcohol for several days, and do not spit with force.

Medication

Our dental team will prescribe one or more medications for patients post surgery. Patients are urged to take their medications with a full glass of water and as directed on the container. Patients who cannot swallow pills or experience problems including diarrhea or severe nausea are encouraged to contact our office.

  • Antibiotics: Antibiotics should be continued until all medication has been taken.
  • Pain medication: Use pain medication as necessary, but avoid driving, operating machinery, or drinking alcohol, as these medications are narcotics and often make patients drowsy.
  • Mouth rinses: Two common mouth rinses we prescribe post-surgery include Periogard and Peridex. One half ounce should be swished around the mouth two times a day for 30 seconds.

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