Welcome to Our Office

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About Our Practice
Welcome to the periodontal practice of Toledo Periodontics, Inc. and Dr. Ziad Tohme.   We are dedicated to improving your oral health by treating gum disease, a condition that affects the soft and hard tissue surrounding your teeth.  You will notice our years of experience, state of the art equipment and compassionate and considerate service makes a difference in your experience and outcome.  Thank you for choosing our practice – we appreciate your trust in us and we will do our utmost efforts to make your experience in our office a pleasant one.

Our Mission Statement

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About our Doctor and Staff
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Meet the Doctor

Our staff of periodontal hygienists, dental assistants and office coordinators are well-trained professionals providing the finest individual care and are dedicated to serving our patients.

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Working with Your Family Dentist

Your family dentist has referred you to our office and naturally plays an important role in minimizing the effects of periodontal disease. It is important to return to your general dentist on a regular basis for exams and oral hygiene visits.

We recognize the value of good communication between doctors and have therefore made a commitment to work with your family dentist to enable the most comprehensive treatment program.  We regularly communicate with your family dentist during your treatment as well as during follow up.

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Patient Protection and Comfort

It is imperative that health care facilities consistently apply state-of-the-art sterilization and disinfecting techniques to provide patients with maximum protection.  In our office, we are committed to your safety.  Throughout the day, we continuously and thoroughly sterilize our equipment for your protection and adhere to or exceed every standard of infection control set by the Center for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Your comfort is also a top priority.  We strive to make our office a relaxing and pleasant environment.  If necessary, we can also provide sedation or general anesthesia.  In addition, we communicate with you every step of the way. During your initial consultation, the procedures will be thoroughly explained to you, and you will be kept informed during your treatment.  We find an informed patient is more relaxed, allowing for optimum treatment results.

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Appointments / Scheduling

Because we want to make your first visit as convenient as possible, we mail the necessary health history forms to your home.  Please bring the completed forms with you on your first visit. Your first visit will include a comprehensive examination followed by a thorough discussion of your periodontal condition and treatment options.

With regard to scheduling and appointments, we value your time and pride ourselves on the efficiency of our office.  We have convenient office hours that allow you to make an appointment that fits easily into your schedule.

In addition, we are prepared to respond to emergencies should they arise.  We are always available to answer questions or help our patients in an emergency situation. To speak to a doctor after hours, please see the number in your post-operative instructions.

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About Periodontics

If your gums are unusually tender and red or if flossing causes your gums to swell and bleed, you may be suffering from periodontal disease (gum disease).  This is quite common – three out of four adults are diagnosed with periodontal disease each year.  Nearly 70 percent of adult tooth loss can be attributed to gum disease.

Periodontal disease is caused by an excessive build-up of bacterial plaque on the teeth.  As the plaque hardens, toxins are released from the bacteria causing the gums (soft tissue) to become irritated.  The soft tissues around the teeth become increasingly damaged with the progression of the disease, as does the hard tissue, or bone, that support the teeth.

Gum disease can be controlled if the appropriate treatment measures are taken in a timely manner.  When the disease is in its early stages, we typically need only to remove plaque and calculus in and around the affected teeth.  However, if the disease is advanced, surgical treatment by the periodontist may be necessary.
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Procedures and Services

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Dr. Tohme will personally explain all recommended procedures and will keep you fully informed about every aspect of your treatment:

New Patient Exam: Dr. Tohme meets with new patients to gain a comprehensive understanding of their medical and dental history.  This interview is followed by a clinical examination of the mouth, which includes an Oral Cancer Screening and full explanation of our findings and recommendations.

Full Mouth Radiographs: X-rays are taken as needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis.  Analysis of these radiographs is accomplished in a timely manner so as to facilitate the initiation of treatment.

Oral Health Instructions: An in-depth evaluation and recommendation of home care techniques will be provided by one of our clinical staff or registered dental hygienists.

Non-Surgical Care: We offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options, including deep cleanings (or scaling) to remove plaque and calculus deposits, comprehensive home care instructions and dental education sessions.
Surgical Procedures: In some cases periodontal disease has caused deeper gum pockets and underlying bone loss.  At this stage, osseous surgery becomes necessary to eliminate the diseased gum pockets and bony destruction. Additional treatment, such as bone or gum grafts, may be required to restore oral health.  In all instances, we will provide you with post-operative care instructions.  If we determine that surgery is necessary, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands. Dr. Tohme has significant experience in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including implant placement.

Our goal is to prevent further damage and gradually restore you to optimum periodontal health. After your mouth is healthy again, we provide continuing care to reduce the chance of disease recurrence and to keep both teeth and gums strong.

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