Gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, is common, as it affects around 50% of individuals over the age of 30. The good news is that it is easily treatable in the early stages. However, if it remains untreated and advances, the outcomes are not good. In the progressive stages, treatment is more…
Welcome to Thomas A. Copulos DDS, PA
Here at Thomas A. Copulos DDS, PA we encourage patients to take control of their health and educate themselves on the treatments they will undergo. Our blogs serve two purposes: patient education and service promotion.
Patient education is designed to provide patients with accessible and usable information that keeps them continually informed about our healthcare practices. It also allows patients to learn more about services, treatments, conditions, and the various procedures we offer in greater detail. Patients can educate themselves through both our service pages and our blogs.
Service pages are listed under “Services” and include full-length pieces on various periodontal conditions, treatments, and procedures. They include Frequently Asked Questions, standard definitions related to the page, and information regarding the service such as what to expect during your visit, what will happen during the procedure, common symptoms, causes, and side effects, and follow up instructions.
Blogs are listed under “Blogs” and include a series of articles discussing certain topics related to periodontics. Blog posts are generally shorter in length than service pages. They consist of researched data, statistics, and reviews pertaining to the topic at hand. Blogs can be informative or promote a particular treatment or procedure. Blogs differ from service pages as the topics discussed may be exclusive to our practice, whereas service pages give a general overview of a treatment or procedure.
Service promotion blogs involve promoting certain services, treatments, products, or procedures our practice offers. Many patients are unaware of the various services we provide and may be referred to us for a single treatment. However, many patients have other concerns that they wish to address and may find that our practice can accommodate those concerns by reading one of our blogs.
Many patients experience nervousness, fear, or anxiety about seeing their healthcare provider, especially when they feel they may have a certain condition. Reading about and being informed of a condition or treatment prior to the first visit has been shown to ease anxiety and provide a much more comfortable experience in the office.
Being informed is the first step in taking charge of your health. We encourage our patients to read through the patient education pages and learn more about what we have to offer. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after your appointment.