Frequently
Asked Questions

Where is Dr. Yusuf Jadwat located?


Our rooms are located in the Melrose North Medical & Dental Centre, Suite C. The address is 82 Corlett Drive, Melrose North, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. Click here for directions.




How can I make an appointment?


That's easy: call us between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and we will be happy to make an appointment for you. You may reach us at 011 442 4179 / 447 7207.




How much will treatment cost?


The cost of periodontal treatment will vary depending on your needs. After Dr. Jadwat has examined you and determined the appropriate treatment, he can provide you with an estimate of the cost. As you consider this health investment, keep in mind that treating gum disease is less costly and better for your health than replacing teeth lost to untreated gum disease.




What can I expect when I visit Dr. Jadwat?


An examination may require up to one hour. The examination begins with a health history and a complete dental history, followed by a clinical examination. If your problems involve the bone around your teeth or if you are considering implants, a recent and acceptable complete x-ray survey may be required. From the information obtained Dr. Jadwat will explain your treatment alternatives and together you will decide what the appropriate course of action will be.




What is the relationship between My Dentist and Dr. Jadwat?


Your dentist and Dr. Jadwat work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. They will combine their experience to formulate the best treatment plan for you while keeping each other informed about your progress.

After active periodontal treatment is completed, Dr. Jadwat will refer you back to your general dentist but may also see you periodically for follow-up care and periodic maintenance treatment. This is usually done alternating every three months.




How is a patient referred to Dr. Jadwat?


While many patients are referred to us by their general dentist, we are happy to have you refer yourself, a friend or family member. Over the years our patients have given us the compliment of referring families and friends to our practice. Your confidence in our care is an inspiration for us to continue to strive for excellence.




How long have you been a specialist for?


I qualified in 2007 and have since been in private practice. In addition, I lecture part time.




What is your most performed procedure?


As a specialist in Oral Medicine and Periodontics; the scope of my work is extensive. It includes managing periodontal disease, placement of dental implants and periodontal cosmetic procedures. The specialty of Oral Medicine is wide and involves managing patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oro-facial region.




What are your interests in the dentistry field?


All aspects of the specialty are equally stimulating, from establishing health, to ensuring function and lastly providing aesthetics that is approved by the patient.




What other aesthetic procedures are done in your practice?


Management of gummy smiles, improvement of gum margins, etc.




What is IV sedation?


IV sedation works much like oral conscious sedation except that the drugs are administered
intravenously (in your vein). With IV sedation, the effects are felt much quicker than with oral
sedation. This procedure is carried out by a qualified experienced anaesthetist, with all the
necessary monitoring equipment.




What is oral conscious sedation?


The process involves prescribing a sedative drug to be taken orally about an hour before the
planned procedure. When the medication takes effect, you will become extremely relaxed and drift into a sleep-like state. Once the medication wears off, most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit.

Oral sedation is safe and effective, but can last for several hours after the appointment. It is
important to remember that on the day of the appointment you will need someone to bring you to our office, take you home and stay with you until you have completely recovered.




What maintenance needs to be kept for implants?


Effective self performed plaque control, regular maintenance visits at our offices and biennial
x-rays taken of restored implants.




What other aesthetic procedures are done in your practice?


Management of gummy smiles, improvement of gum margins, soft tissue de-pigmentation, teeth bleaching/whitening. Regular scale and polishes...




What is the relationship between My Dentist and Dr. Jadwat?


Your dentist and Dr. Jadwat work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. They will combine their experience to formulate the best treatment plan for you while keeping each other informed about your progress.

After active periodontal treatment is completed, a maintenance programme is designed for your individual needs. This is generally carried out every three months. Patients requiring dental treatment (restorations, root canal treatments, crown and bridge work etc.) are referred back to their general dentist for these procedures to be carried out.