Posts Tagged ‘ New Patient ’

Panoramic X-ray – Why you need one

Why is a current panoramic x-ray important? When coming to our office for a dental procedure, it is very important for us to have a current x-ray.  Current x-rays (also known as radiographs), are essential for accurate diagnosis.  It is important for our doctors to see all areas of the face and jaws that are […]

What to Expect at Your Consultation Appointment

If you have been referred to our office by your doctor or dentist, you are probably wondering about the care you will receive in our office. At Cumberland Surgical Arts we understand that there can be some apprehension when being referred to an oral surgeon, so we do everything we can to make your appointment […]

Why Get Dental X-rays Before Implant Surgery?

You are probably used to having dental x-rays once a year as part of your regular check-up. Your dentist uses these x-rays to find cavities or check on any fillings you might have. During the x-ray, you are protected from radiation by a lead apron. To adequately prepare for dental implant surgery, a surgeon will […]

Designing a More Affordable Treatment Plan

Some patients may put off their dental implant surgery because of concerns about costs. Dental implants can be costly, and payments need to be made up front before the procedure can begin. The less time you need to delay your surgery while you save up for a procedure, the better. The longer you have missing teeth, the greater […]

7 Ways to Afford Dental Implants

As you prepare for surgery, you experience mixed emotions. You are excited about the results and having the procedure behind you. You are a little anxious about anesthesia despite understanding how safe it is. You feel overwhelmed when thinking about the potential financial burden of the surgery. When it comes to achieving your goals with […]

6 Tips for Making the Most of Your First Appointment

When you are headed out to a business meeting, you come prepared with extra copies of the presentation and a take-home document with follow-up information for the client. Often times, the success of the meeting is directly related to how well and thoroughly you prepared. The same goes for your first appointment regarding your dental […]

How Office Anesthesia Is Different from Hospital Anesthesia

If you are having a surgical procedure at Cumberland Surgical Arts, you will most likely be under anesthesia in some form. From topical anesthetics to general anesthesia administered by our surgeons and CRNAs, we select the method that will keep you safe and most comfortable through out your procedure. Because of our extensive training and […]

Expertise Matters for Dental Anesthesia

Anesthesia is one of the most important parts of dental surgery. Not only does anesthesia provide pain management, but it also keeps you safe from moving or interrupting the surgery. As such, it’s important to review this aspect with your doctor before the day of your surgery arrives. Understanding potential side effects, recovery expectations, and how […]

5 Ways to Avoid Infections Post-Surgery

In our previous blog, we discussed what Cumberland Surgical Arts does to avoid infection both prior to your procedure and during your stay in our office. We explained that it’s important to choose a provider that pays meticulous attention to detail and safety at every corner. We also looked into how you as a patient can […]