IS PERIODONTAL TREATMENT PAINFUL?
During any periodontal procedure you should have no discomfort as the periodontist will use a local anesthetic, just like your general dentist uses when he/she does a filling or a crown. Many periodontal procedures involve surgery. They may necessitate you to take medications like Advil, Tylenol, or Motrin. If the Dr. thinks you may need stronger pain medication to control the discomfort he/she will write you a prescription.
WILL I MISS WORK?
If a surgical procedure is done, we normally recommend you take the day off work. You should be able to return to work the next day.