FAQ

We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. Please allow approximately 40-60 minutes for your initial visit. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.

First Visit

We make every attempt to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment.

To ensure that your appointment starts on time during your initial visit you will need to bring the following information:

  • Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist (if your dentist takes digital radiographs, please have these transferred to our office prior to your appointment)
  • If you have dental benefits, please bring any forms or documentation with you to the appointment.

When you arrive you will need to complete Patient Registration and Medical History forms. You can also download them from our website and bring them with you.

All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment. Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints requiring pre-medication, diabetes, or hypertension).

We will complete an in depth medical and dental health history and a thorough examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ and other signs of periodontal disease.

The cost of periodontal treatment varies depending upon your needs. After Dr. Hobbs has examined you and determined the appropriate treatment, she will provide you with an estimate of the cost. If you have dental benefits, your carrier may cover some or all of your costs. Prior to proceeding with the treatment, fees and financial arrangements will be discussed with you so that you can make an informed decision and plan accordingly.

For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. While we are unable to provide financing for care, we do work with CareCredit™ to offer financing options.

Post-Implant Surgery Instructions

  1. If tolerated well, take 2 or 3 Advil (Ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first 24 to 72 hours following surgery.
  2. Post-operative pain should be controlled by the Advil and analgesic tablets prescribed. The pain pills should only be taken if they are needed in addition to Advil. Please call if this is not the case and further recommendations will be given.
  3. There may be some post-operative swelling and bruising. Ice packs should be used, alternating 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, for the first 72 hours. Beginning day 4, hot, moist compresses may be used to assist in eliminating swelling that has occurred.
  4. There may be slight bleeding or discoloration of saliva for several hours after surgery. This should correct itself.
  5. Avoid hot drinks and foods the day of the procedure. Do not use a drinking straw during the post-operative period. Limit yourself to a semi-soft diet and do any chewing opposite of the surgical site, if possible.
  6. Rinse gently with your Perioguard (Chlorhexidene) 2 to 3 times a day. The day after treatment, also rinse with lightly salted warm water.
  7. If sinus elevation surgery was done, refrain from blowing your nose for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Please just wipe your nose gently. If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open.
  8. Rest during the first post-operative days is essential. Ease back into your normal activities, but avoid excessive exertion. With increased movement, you may experience increased discomfort.
  9. Please contact Dr Hobbs at 919-422-8970 if there is a problem with:
    • Excessive bleeding
    • Pain not controlled by pain medication
    • Any reaction or nausea caused by the medications

Post-Operative Instructions

  1. If tolerated well, take 2 or 3 Advil (Ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first 24 to 72 hours following surgery.
  2. Post-operative pain should be controlled by the Advil and analgesic tablets prescribed. The pain pills should only be taken if they are needed in addition to Advil. Please call if this is not the case and further recommendations will be given.
  3. There may be some post-operative swelling and bruising. Ice packs should be used, alternating 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, for the first 72 hours. Beginning day 4, hot, moist compresses may be used to assist in eliminating swelling that has occurred.
  4. There may be slight bleeding or discoloration of saliva for several hours after surgery. This should correct itself.
  5. Avoid hot drinks and foods the day of the procedure. Do not use a drinking straw during the post-operative period. Limit yourself to a semi-soft diet and do any chewing opposite of the surgical site, if possible.
  6. Rinse gently with your Perioguard (Chlorhexidene) 2 to 3 times a day. The day after treatment, also rinse with lightly salted warm water.
  7. If sinus elevation surgery was done, refrain from blowing your nose for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Please just wipe your nose gently. If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open.
  8. Rest during the first post-operative days is essential. Ease back into your normal activities, but avoid excessive exertion. With increased movement, you may experience increased discomfort.
  9. Please contact Dr Hobbs at 919-422-8970 if there is a problem with:
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Pain not controlled by pain medication
  • Any reaction to a medication
  • Any nausea following the taking of the analgesic and antibiotic tablets

406 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

info@drhanahobbs.com
919-590-0564