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.
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.
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!
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LANAP & LAPIP Laser Treatment
A pioneering method for treating periodontitis (gum disease) at all stages of progression.Learn more
A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a procedure for adding bone material to the jaw when necessary.Learn more
Ridge preservation surgery is used to restore the jaw bone when tooth loss weakens the tooth socket.Learn more
Ridge augmentation is performed when the ridge of the jaw must be built up prior to placing implants.Learn more
Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration
Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) is a technique that restores bone strength prior to implant placement.Learn more
Periodontal maintenance includes examinations and procedures designed to slow and prevent gum disease.Learn more
Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure where infected and inflamed gums are reshaped to control bacteria.Learn more
Dental Bone Grafting
Bone grafts are any of a handful of procedures that replace missing bone or promote new bone growth.Learn more
Gingival Graft / Gum Grafting
Gum grafting is often used to cover exposed tooth roots whenever periodontitis has caused gum recession.Learn more
Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental crown lengthening may be performed when there isn’t enough tooth material above the gum line.Learn more
Exposure of Impacted Teeth for Orthodontics
Exposure of impacted teeth may be necessary to help your regular orthodontist reposition your teeth.Learn more
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing are deep cleaning procedures that can lower the risk of or eliminate gum disease.Learn more
The removal of teeth may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Extractions are procedures that remove teeth.Learn more
Dr. McKenzie offers Sedation Dentistry to increase comfort and decrease stress in apprehensive patients.Learn more
Dental implants replace lost teeth. Once the implant osseointegrates a crown can then be placed.Learn more