First Periodontist Visit
what to expect during a Periodontist exam
Before You Visit Our Offices in Philadelphia & Warminster PA
Please read below to learn what to expect for your initial consultation with Drs. Friedman or Clemente.
Note: Dr. Friedman and Dr. Clemente are actively monitoring the emerging and rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. We are staying up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health departments.
We have safeguards in place to protect our patients and our team members and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as pre-visit screening calls, temperature screening, PPE, and an improved air filtration system.
In an effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking patients who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to call and reschedule their appointments: Northeast Philadelphia Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-676-0717. For current information on prevention, symptoms, and what to do if you’re feeling sick, please visit the CDC COVID-19 page.
What will happen on my first visit?
Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:
- Your referral slip and x-rays from your referring dentist.
- A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website.)
- If you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
Please Note: 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, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension): Northeast Philadelphia Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-676-0717.
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.