Same-Day Surgery Overview
Our team of board-certified periodontists and implant specialists strives to deliver exceptional care in a timely and minimally invasive manner. In a number of situations, we can often provide same-day surgical procedures for patients with treatment needs, such as failing or missing teeth, bone loss, and soft tissue concerns. At Premier Periodontics, we always place the health, safety, and comfort of our patients first and integrate a same-day approach whenever it facilitates oral health and expected treatment outcomes. We may perform same-day surgeries to complete surgical extractions, immediate placement of implants, bone or tissue grafts, crown lengthening procedures, and tissue biopsy needs.
Ideal candidates for same-day treatments include:
- Motivated patients with a clear health history
- Patients not on certain medications (blood thinners, IV Bisphosphonates, immunosuppressants)
- Patients who have not had any recent major surgeries
- Patients who do not require IV sedation
- Patients not concerned with insurance or pre-authorization
If you are in the Bellevue, WA area and have periodontal or implant concerns, please contact our specialty practice to learn more about same-day surgical procedures.
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Best Candidates for Same-Day Surgery
A same-day surgery approach may be ideal in a number of situations. Patients who have unsalvageable teeth that they would like to replace with a dental implant may be good candidates for a same-day surgical extraction and implant surgery procedure. Those seeking advanced care for periodontal conditions, like bone loss, gum recession, overgrown or excessive gum tissue, and suspicious oral lesions, may also benefit from our specialty same-day surgery procedures.
What to Expect with Same-Day Surgery
Before beginning any same-day surgery procedure, our team will examine your mouth, discuss your needs and expectations, and give you an idea of what to expect on the day of your procedure. Same-day surgery can often minimize the need for a second surgery or extensive treatment visit. We routinely perform the following same-day surgery services:
Surgical Extraction: To expedite your care, our skilled surgeons may be able to surgically extract a damaged tooth and perform a bone graft or place a dental implant immediately following the removal of a tooth.
Bone Grafts: Bone grafts are frequently performed during the same procedure visits as tooth extractions and dental implants to strengthen and maintain the jawbone foundation and provide support for the implant. This approach can minimize the likelihood of further bone deterioration and bring increased stability and structure to the jaw.
Immediate Load Implants: Same-day placement and restoration of a dental implant (immediate load) prevent many patients from having to go without a tooth or teeth. In some cases, patients can undergo a tooth extraction, bone graft, implant surgery, and placement of a temporary restoration all within a single day.
Crown Lengthening: Same-day crown lengthening procedures can transform a gummy smile appearance within a single visit or create the space needed for your general dentist to place a restoration.
Gum Recession Treatment: Our periodontists perform connective tissue grafts and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to bring a receded gumline back to a healthy level within the span of a single visit.
Biopsy: Using advanced surgical skill and precision, we routinely perform tissue biopsies of abnormal or suspicious lesions in the mouth during a same-day surgical procedure.
Same-Day Surgery Follow-Up
Each individual same-day surgical procedure will carry its own set of follow-up procedures and protocols. Our caring clinical team will be sure to prepare you with instructions on how to care for your mouth at home while you heal and when you might need to schedule a follow-up visit with our periodontists or your general dentist. We take the most minimally invasive approach possible to reduce the impact on your oral tissues. In some cases, pain medication or other palliative measures may be recommended to minimize any post-operative discomfort.
Same-Day Surgery Insurance Coverage
Premier Periodontics is a preferred provider for several major dental insurance plans. Prior to starting your care, we will review your benefits schedule and inform you of any estimated personal expenses. We want all patients to receive the periodontal care needed and offer special financing and payment solutions to help fit any extra costs into your budget.
Same-Day Surgical Care
Same-day surgical procedures at Premier Periodontics are performed whenever possible to expedite your care and reduce the need for multiple treatment visits. Tooth extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement can often be completed within the same appointment to enhance the long-term success of tooth replacement. In other cases, individuals with gum recession, excess gum tissues, and biopsy needs can get the swift, efficient care needed to improve their oral health. Talk to our specialty Bellevue, WA practice today to schedule your visit and learn if a same-day approach is ideal for your treatment needs.