What Insurance do you accept
We accept all Insurances including Medicaid and Medicare (for adults). We also can help you by offering you CareCredit and Ajeva financing. For more questions contact our office at (956) 583-9600.
What can I expect at an appointment?
When you arrive at Burkett Dentistry, the staff will greet you and seat you at the waiting room. We will examine you as quick as possible – average waiting time is 15 minutes.
What happens if I am a new patient?
You may have referred yourself, have been referred by another specialist or by Medical Insurance. We will discuss your problem and ask about your medical history. A thorough examination will then follow. We may request examinations and tests to assist and support our diagnosis.
X-rays, blood / urine analysis, ultrasonography, MRI, endoscopy can all be performed with no delay in the same building. If you have previous examinations and tests related to your current condition, please bring those along to the consultation. Also bring any copies of letters from other doctors or recent medication. It will help us to help you.
We will discuss with you the results of your examinations and we will recommend the proper treatment. Some conditions may be faced immediately by conservative or surgical treatment. In case you need surgery requiring general anesthesia, we arrange routine or urgent transfer by quick boat, state or private air ambulance to Athens or to your preferred destination (subject to stable medical condition). In special cases a patient can be escorted.
Otherwise, depending on the results of your examinations, the nature of the medical problem and your holiday plan, we will discharge you from our clinic, refer you on to another health professional or book you for surgery. If follow-up consultation or further consultations are required, we will indicate this and the staff will let you know the date and time of your next appointment.
Do you have Imaging (x-rays, ultrasonography, CT-scan) facilities?
Digital x-rays, panoramic mouth views, ultrasonography , endoscopy, CT-scan, bone mass density scanner or laser imager ( digital developer ) can be performed on location.
Do you examine children at your clinic?
We see children from 6 months and up.
Do you offer Sedation Services?
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The immediate condition is known as ‘gingivitis’. The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. If not properly treated, the condition worsens. Noticeable symptoms now appear. They include:
- Bad Breath
- Gum Recession
- Gum Sensitivity to Acidic Foods
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
All other procedures requiring general anesthesia are transferred to Athens or back to patient’s destination, to be admitted at a General Hospital.
How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is a chronic condition that needs immediate attention. Through a series of Periodontal Cleanings, Root Planing & Scaling, Laser Therapy and Local Antibiotics, this condition can be controlled. Periodontal Surgery is only necessary for severe cases.
If you have already been taking drugs prescribed by your home doctor, please bring them with you for clarification or possible drug interactions and correlations with the new condition.
How long does it take for Braces to fix my teeth?
What we offer:
- We offer Fast Braces which is 120-220 days. (if you qualify)
- Regular Ortho Braces which is 12-24 months. (if you qualify)
Does the Dr. work with Special Needs Patients?
Dr. Burkett has had over 10 years experience working with Special Needs patients in office and outpatient.