What to Expect When You Arrive — What to Bring With You

When you arrive at McKenzie Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, you will immediately be welcomed by our friendly staff who are waiting to serve you. If you have not already filled out new patient forms (available online or by mail), we will ask you to do so. We encourage our patients to bring the referral form from their general dentist (but this is not required), any xrays taken by a referring dentist that may help in diagnosis, a comprehensive list of any medications you are currently taking, and any dental insurance cards you may have.

Your First Consultation Appointment with Dr. McKenzie

During your consultation appointment, Dr. McKenzie will review your medical history and dental history, evaluate your current dental status, and present treatment options to you. This is a great time for you to ask questions and take part in your treatment plan. Dr. McKenzie is comfortable with patients asking questions and actively encourages it.

Financial Policies

At your convenience, please review our practice financial policies prior to your office visit. Dr. McKenzie offers several convenient ways to pay and flexible financing options.

Patient Forms

Dr. McKenzie conveniently offers his new patient forms right here on the web site. To speed things up you may download and print the forms prior to your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. McKenzie and staff have provided an FAQ section here on the site to answer some of the more frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions just call us!

Ready to schedule an appointment? Call your Columbia, SC Periodontist NOW: (803) 788-0900

If you have any questions about our practice forms, financial policies or anything else not covered on the web site, just reach out. One of our staff members will help you get all the information you need!

LANAP & LAPIP Laser Treatment

A pioneering method for treating periodontitis (gum disease) at all stages of progression.

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Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a procedure for adding bone material to the jaw when necessary.

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Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation surgery is used to restore the jaw bone when tooth loss weakens the tooth socket.

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Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is performed when the ridge of the jaw must be built up prior to placing implants.

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Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration

Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a technique that restores bone strength prior to implant placement.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance includes examinations and procedures designed to slow and prevent gum disease.

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Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure where infected and inflamed gums are reshaped to control bacteria.

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Dental Bone Grafting

Bone grafts are any of a handful of procedures that replace missing bone or promote new bone growth.

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Gingival Graft / Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is often used to cover exposed tooth roots whenever periodontitis has caused gum recession.

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Dental Crown Lengthening

Dental crown lengthening may be performed when there isn’t enough tooth material above the gum line.

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Exposure of Impacted Teeth for Orthodontics

Exposure of impacted teeth may be necessary to help your regular orthodontist reposition your teeth.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing are deep cleaning procedures that can lower the risk of or eliminate gum disease.

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Tooth Extractions

The removal of teeth may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Extractions are procedures that remove teeth.

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Sedation Dentistry

Dr. McKenzie offers Sedation Dentistry to increase comfort and decrease stress in apprehensive patients.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants replace lost teeth. Once the implant osseointegrates a crown can then be placed.

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