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12/06/2013
By: sainaa126
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
This dentist office is the friendliest group of people you could ever hope to meet. I found myself instantly at ease with the wonderful view of the creek and the relaxed atmosphere. I noticed the office was very clean and the Dr. actually took time to listen to me and address my concerns. My teeth were fixed in hardly any time and I actually enjoyed my experience. Dr. Giruc was skillful in her work and efficient in providing me with quality work. Dr. Giruc and her friendly staff will definitely be seeing me in the future.
02/09/2017
By: Fred H.
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
Megan did an amazing job! Besides being very pleasant, I appreciated the warm rinse water and the orange flavored tooth polish. She is very gentle. I never look forward to having X-rays done because of my "gigantic" tori. I told her this was the first time that I had no pain during the process. Good job! And, thank you!
12/03/2013
By: deann196
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
Everything about this place is fantastic! Everyone is always friendly and helpful, from the receptionist to the dentist herself. Dr. Giruc is highly knowledgeable and know what she’s doing and does so with a gentle touch. I've been a patient here for a while and will be long into the future. Thanks!
01/17/2014
By: thomass106
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
"Always exceptional, prompt, professional service by both Dr. Giruc and Heather Leak RDH at previousdental office and the Dr's current office. The updated technical services are far superior to any dental office*s) in my 50+ years as dental a patient. Keep up the excellent service!"
12/13/2013
By: Alvinn N.
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
Just returned from my very nervous son's appt. Not only did she hopefully save him from a root canal but she did it with the utmost patience and explained every move and sensation he was going to feel. My son is now a believer in Dr. Giruc.......THE BEST!
01/08/2014
By: Edgarr R.
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
I have gone to many dentist's in my life, and I find that Dr. Giruc has the best delivery of anesthetic anywhere! I have never felt pain during any procedure. She knows what she is doing, her staff are competent and her hygienists are the best.
12/10/2013
By: ncarolyn154
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
I have been impressed since my first visit and with the patience you have shown at my memory lapse in regards to my visit last December? or January?. And also with reminding me of required meds for each visit. I love your new X-ray equipment.
12/31/2013
By: harryy762
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
For those of you who are concerned about pain, poor communication from the doctor, or lack of treatment options, you must visit Dr. Giruc. She even did a cancer scan in my mouth which I have never had done before.
12/12/2013
By: lpaul303
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
I don't like going to the dentist! However, this dentist office is one of the best ever. If you need a dentist you can trust, Margaret's your answer. The hygienists are very nice and accommodating also.
02/18/2014
By: yanthony305
Margaret Giruc D.D.S.
Everyone is wonderful at your office. Even though going to the dentist is usually a "pain" (ha ha), I don't dread going because everyone is so great! All of your patients are blessed to have you!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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