At first, like anyone being referred to a Periodontist, I was nervous. Let’s face it – who really welcomes the idea of having to consider gum surgery? But, literally – as soon as I walked in his office about 14 years ago – Dr. Linden’s genuinely calming, professional, and personable demeanor put me at ease. Both he and his Assistant, Patti are so friendly, that I honestly look forward to my regular visits!
Due to my particular issues, I have had to have multiple procedures over a number of years. But, each and every time, Dr. Linden fully explains to me what the issue is, why I should consider having the procedure sooner versus later, what the procedure entails, etc.
If for some reason, a patient might choose not to move ahead with a procedure (or choose to ‘put it off’ for an extended period of time), Dr. Linden will explain what impact that decision would likely have on the patient’s dental/periodontal (and overall) health going forward. He is aware that a patient needs time to consider his/her options, and is also willing to answer any question or concern you have.
And, over the years, Dr. Linden has continuously been on the forefront of innovations in periodontal care, so that his patients have the most updated treatment and equipment available to us.
In a day and age where sometimes a patient can ‘feel like a number’ – that is NOT the case here! Both Dr. Linden and Patti follow up with you, proactively, to see how you are doing post-procedure. This level of service and caring, is what has made me keep going back. I highly recommend Dr. Eric Linden!