Receive a Second Opinion – Dallas, TX

Get the Details About Your Gum Health from a Specialist

Nobody wants to hear that they require gum disease therapy, and in some cases, it can be hard to believe if you feel you’re diligent about keeping up with your oral healthcare. However, as one of the most common oral health problems in the world, estimated to impact one out of every two adults, gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile without timely treatment. If you’ve heard from a dentist that you require scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, or any other type of intervention for gum disease and want a second opinion, there’s no better provider to go to than a periodontist like Dr. Tunnell.

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Why Choose Central Perio for a Second Opinion?

  • Tunnell is a Board-Certified Periodontist
  • Specialists in Gum Disease Treatment
  • Additional Financing Through CareCredit

When is a Second Opinion Necessary?

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If your current general dentist provided you with a recommendation for treatment and you don’t feel confident or comfortable moving forward with their plan, it’s not a bad idea to get a second opinion. Dr. Tunnell is a board-certified periodontist, meaning he has received specialized training and education specifically relating to all treatments involving gum disease and soft oral tissues.

Being diagnosed with gum disease is no small news, which is why it can feel comforting to receive a thorough evaluation and second opinion from a specialist who knows exactly what to look for. Dr. Tunnell may also be able to answer more specific concerns you may have involving treatment avenues and the future of your smile, putting your mind at-ease about committing to a procedure.

Does Dental Insurance Pay for Second Opinions?

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All dental insurance plans can differ, and at Central Perio, we take pride in providing the highest possible quality of care, which can be hampered by restricting dental insurance benefits. That being said, whether or not your plan will reimburse you for a second opinion would depend on your specific coverage, meaning you may need to reach out to your dental insurance company beforehand to find out.

The Key to Getting a Second Opinion You Can Trust

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Only periodontists, not general dentists, cosmetic dentists, or implant dentists, are specially trained in treating gum disease. Dr. Tunnell completed an additional three-year residency following dental school where he trained exclusively in treating soft oral tissues and gum disease, dental implants, and oral medicine and IV sedation. This allows him to offer a wide range of specialized treatments as well as a keen eye for detail that patients can truly rely on.

If you want the peace of mind of seeing a specialist to learn more about gum disease and your treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact our team today to schedule a second opinion.