Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to see a Periodontist?
You may be referred to our office for a number of different reasons. Pockets around your teeth may need treatment to prevent bone loss. You may need dental implants to replace missing teeth. If you have gum recession and exposed roots, you may need gum grafting. You may be referred for a minor surgical procedure to help your Dentist restore your teeth, to assist with Orthodonic treatment or to enhance your smile. As a Periodontist, Dr. White will works with your Dentist to develop a treatment plan to best meet your dental needs.
What happens at the first visit?
Your first visit will be an examination to gain information so Dr. White can make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. A written report will be provided to both you and your Dentist. If your treatment plan is complex, we may ask that you return to our office for a second visit so that he can spend time with you discussing your treatment options.
Can Periodontal Therapy improve my smile?
Definitely! Dr. White has years of experience performing Periodontal Plastic Procedures. We invite you to browse our website and view our cases. Click on Procedures to view before and after pictures of our work.
What does it cost?
The cost of Periodontal services vary with the type of treatment needed. In general, early diagnosis of Periodontal disease increases the chance for non-surgical treatment and reduces cost. More advanced cases often require surgical therapy. Our office will be happy to advise you of the cost for the first visit over the phone. Dr. White will provide you with a list of all anticipated costs for treatment.
For your convenience we accept payment plans through CareCredit. Please visit their website for more information on their fee plans.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. To reduce out of pocket expenses, we accept payment from dental insurance and we are a member of the Delta Dental Network. All patients, except those using Delta Dental Plan, Cigna, or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas are asked to pay for the initial visit in full. On subsequent visits, you will be asked to pay a portion of each fee, based upon anticipated insurance benefits. After insurance payments are received, the remaining balance will be due in full. Our fees are not based on insurance but on the quality of care provided and often exceed insurance reimbursement.
How soon can I schedule an appointment?
We can normally schedule your examination within 2 weeks. If you are in pain, we will see you within 24 hours. We make every effort to accommodate special situations that require more prompt examination and treatment.
Where are you located?
Our office, 201 North 34th Street, is located on the west side of Rogers, AR near the 540 bypass. If you are coming from the bypass, take the 85 exit and follow 71B east for about 1 mile. North 34th Street is located across from the Rogers Bowling Lanes. North 34th Street may also be accessed from Olive Street. Click HERE for a map.