The day I met Dr. Lopes was the luckiest day of my life. For years I suffered with mouth and gum pain. No doctor or dentist ever helped me. I always left their office with more symptoms and pain and no closer to finding out what was going on in my mouth. I heard good things about a Dr. Peck so I called to get an appointment with him. I was told it would be weeks before I could see him but that they had a Dr. Lopes that could see me right away. In the first 5 minutes with Dr. Lopes i knew the universe had sent me to her. The second she looked in my mouth she told me I had oral erosive lichen planus. The same day she took biopsies to confirm it. She was right. Dr. Lopes told me the standard treatment was topical steroids. I have high blood sugar and told her I didn't want to use steroids because of the side effects. Instead of telling me "well then I can't help you" Dr. Lopes proved to me what a wonderful, dedicated doctor she is by coming up with a treatment plan that is safe for my whole well being. Dr. Lopes thinks outside the box and is up on all the latest treatments, so as a safe alternative to steroid use she is treating my lichen planus with lasers. It's an on going process but already I am getting much needed pain relief and healing with NO SIDE EFFECTS. Dr. Lopes has given me the hope of getting back a good quality of life and not giving up on me no matter what it takes. Dr. Lopes is truly the best you can ask for. The whole staff is wonderful at what they do. You are in good hands from the time you step in the door until you are ready to leave.
I am terrified of dentists because I have had multiple issues with my teeth and gums for many years. I was referred to Peridox by my family dentist and was very apprehensive at that first appointment.
The initial exam, specifically the gum measurements, was uncomfortable but Dr. Lopes was very patient and as gentle as possible. She explained the results of the exam, offered me treatment options, and answered all my questions.
I expected pain at my initial treatment appointment because it involved extractions. I was happily wrong. Dr. Lopes effectively anesthetized the area, made sure I had more anesthesia when needed, and completed the extractions in much less time than I was expecting. She made sure I understood what was needed for recovery and follow up.
I have returned for 2 follow up appointments so far and no tears! That's a first. She has earned my trust.
The front office staff are friendly, accommodating, and just nice people. They are the first folks you meet and they are a great example of how this office runs.
I am still terrified but maybe a little bit less. I am going to benefit from their care and I am very grateful. I am not sure I would have been able to continue I with another provider.