FAQs

Will having gum surgery hurt a lot?

Periodontal (or gum) surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Once anesthetized (once frozen) there is no sensation of discomfort. It is also common practice for us to administer a pain medication at the start of the procedure so that it will be at its peak effect by the time the anesthesia wears off afterwards.

What should I expect following surgery?

Following surgery, some minor discomfort is to be expected but is easily alleviated with non-prescription pain medications like Advil or Tylenol, the same thing you would take for a headache.

How long does periodontal surgery take?

Depending in the procedure, periodontal surgery can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to several hours. In our office, most procedures are forty-five minutes to an hour in length.

How much does periodontal surgery cost?

Depending on the type, difficulty, and duration of the procedure, as well as materials used, the cost of periodontal treatment can vary. We do not believe that financial concerns should stand in the way of anyone receiving treatment so we offer several payment options to satisfy everyone’s individual needs. We accept Visa and Mastercard as well as Interac. If you have insurance coverage, we will prepare a predetermination form for you to submit to your insurance carrier prior to commencing treatment as well as any other forms that may be required during and following treatment.

Will I have to come back for additional visits following treatment?

Following most procedures, one or several post-operative visits are required to assess healing, remove any stitches that may have been used, keep the surgical site clean, and address any patient concerns. A treatment plan outlining the sequence of treatment including these post-operative visits will be presented to our patients prior to starting treatment.

What do I do in case of an emergency?

Our practice has an answering service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (514-843-9311). In the case of an emergency, the answering service will contact your periodontist or one of the other periodontists in the practice if they are not available. If necessary, emergencies will be seen and treated even after office hours, on weekends or holidays.