Our building offers convenient underground paid parking. Some street parking is available outside the building and Green P parking can be found on the South side of Yonge Street.
Our office is located steps away from St. Clair Station.
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
We ask for payment to be rendered the same day dental services are provided.
Provided you have dental insurance, an estimate can be sent to determine your eligibility for coverage.
Unless you have had a procedure under IV or oral sedation you are able to drive.
Depending on how invasive your surgery is you may want to take 1-2 days to stay home and rest. We always recommend to take time out of a hectic schedule to let your body jump start it’s healing process.
Your initial consultation appointment will be 1 hour in length where, you will spend time with Dr. Lenga, our surgical assistants, and our treatment coordinator.
At Lenga Perio we customize your initial appointment to meet your individualized needs. Your first visit is referred to as a consultation, which includes a review of your medical and dental history, intraoral photos (photos of your teeth and gums); and X-rays. A X- ray called a periapical X-ray helps Dr. Lenga see past the crown of the tooth to the root, where he can identify if the bone structure and ligaments that support the tooth are healthy.
Depending on the reason you are referred to our office your consultation may also include an examination of your head, neck and jaw joints (temporomandibular joints, or TMJs); a general oral examination of all of the structures in your mouth and throat (tongue, tonsils, cheeks, etc.); evaluation of your teeth; and a full examination of the health of your gums, called a periodontal examination.
In addition to the exam, Dr. Lenga will take time to listen to your dental concerns and will help you in choosing the treatment option that best meets your lifestyle and oral health goals.
Dental plans, offered by many employers, are a means to help you pay for your dental treatment. Most Canadians enjoy dental plans and the insurance companies that provide them are actually benefit carriers. Carriers reimburse patients based on the level of coverage decided by the patient’s employer.
When you visit our office, it’s Dr. Lenga’s role to make a treatment plan based on your oral health needs. Your needs may be different from what is covered by your dental plan. It is your right to decide whether or not to go ahead with any treatment.
You should not decide based on what your plan covers. If you agree to have the treatment, it’s your responsibility to pay for it. It is the responsibility of the benefits carrier’s to reimburse you for the amount covered by your dental plan.
Unfortunately we do not know what portion of your dental treatment is covered by your insurance plan until a predetermination is sent to your insurance carrier. Our admin team provides a courtesy communication service which liaises with your benefits carrier, on your behalf.
Whether your treat cost is covered partially, fully, or not at all by your benefits plan we still ask all parents pay in full at the day of their surgery. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your surgery appointment.
Please arrive 15 minutes early so you have time to complete or update your New Patient Forms prior to your consult appointment.
Be sure to bring a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking or have stopped taking in the last 6 months.
By providing our admin team with your current and accurate dental insurance details we will be able to conveniently assist you by sending estimates and claims for your periodontal treatment on your behalf.
It is also important to bring your Ontario Health Card as we need to keep the number on file should you require a prescription for pain management following a dental surgery.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.