What Are the Benefits Dental Hygiene?
Good oral hygiene prevents a wide range of dental health issues, such as tooth decay, enamel loss, gum disease and bad breath, from ruining your dental health and causing expensive issues.
Dental Services for Children
What’s Involved in Children’s Dental Care?
Kids dental care usually includes teeth cleanings, X-rays and treatment for cavities and gum disease. We are able to provide all of these services at our office, so call us to schedule an appointment for your child today.
Are Dental Exams Painful?
Most dental examination procedures are painless. At your exam, you can expect your teeth and gums to be thoroughly examined, X-rays made and an oral cancer screening performed.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Exams?
Dental insurance often covers preventive dental examination costs. Dental savings plans may also reduce the cost of dental exams.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Is Gingivitis Gum Treatment Painful?
Treatment for gum disease is not generally painful. A topical anesthesia keeps you comfortable while gums are cleaned to remove plaque, bacteria and debris.
Is Gingivitis Gum Treatment Costly?
While deep cleanings involving scaling and root planing tend to be more expensive than a routine cleaning, your insurance may cover some gum disease treatment costs.
Mouth Guards - Sports
How Quickly Can a Custom Sports Mouth Guard Be Made?
The speed of delivery for your customized sports mouth guard depends on a few factors, including your mouth guard specifications. An impression is first made of your teeth, then the impression is sent to a lab for the final mouth guard fabrication.
What Should I Expect to Pay for a Sports Mouth Guard?
Your sports mouth guard cost depends on a few factors, including how much material is used to make the mouth guard and if your insurance covers any of the cost.
Why Do I Need a Night Mouth Guard?
If you are a nighttime teeth-grinder, a custom night guard will cushion your teeth and prevent damage caused by grinding teeth.
Are Custom Night Guards Costly?
The price of a night guard is based on your treatment needs and the material used to fabricate the guard. You may save money on your guard if your insurance plan covers night guards.
Are Bruxism Guards for Upper or Lower Teeth?
Bruxism mouth guards can be made for either the upper or lower jaw, although most patients find a mouth guard for the upper jaw is the most comfortable. This will help you avoid problems from teeth grinding at night.
Is Sedation from Nitrous Oxide Safe?
Using nitrous oxide for dental sedation is safe. You’ll find the effects reverse quickly when the procedure is completed. The odorless gas is also a comfortable option for patients who fear needles.
What Does Sedation with Nitrous Oxide Cost?
Nitrous oxide fees are based on the amount of nitrous oxide needed to achieve sedation and the duration of the procedure. We will provide you with more information before your procedure so you can plan for the expense.
Oral Cancer Screening
Do You Need a Separate Appointment for an Oral Cancer Screening?
Your dentist will perform a mouth cancer screening during the course of your regular dental check-up. Separate appointments aren’t usually necessary.
What’s the Price for Cancer Screening Tests?
Your insurance coverage and the type of screening performed are just two factors affecting your total oral cancer screening costs.
Why Are Tooth Sealants Recommended?
If you or your child have teeth that are susceptible to decay, a tooth sealant is a helpful guard against cavities.
Are Tooth Sealants Covered by Insurance?
The overall costs for tooth sealant treatment often are covered by many dental insurance plans, helping to reduce the overall cost of the preventive measure. Contact us to learn more.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation dentistry is safely and used for millions of procedures annually, but you should talk to your dentist about potential risks. With sedation dental care, the patient is awake but deeply relaxed, so it’s often used for patients with anxiety.
Is There a Set Price for Sedation Dental?
Sleep dentistry costs vary according to the type of sedation administered and the length of time you require sedation. You should check your insurance plan to see if it covers dental sedation costs.
What Is Involved in Oral Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation usually requires you to take an oral medication in advance of your appointment, producing a light to moderate state of relaxation. Your dentist may also use an anesthetic to keep you pain-free during the procedure.
Are Dental X-rays Dangerous?
Teeth X-rays involve a very low level of radiation, and they are generally considered safe for most people. Safety precautions may also include the use of leaded aprons and collars.
Does Insurance Cover Dental X-ray Costs?
Dental insurance plans often cover teeth X-ray costs, especially if the X-rays are taken as part of your regular dental exam. Call our dental office to schedule your annual dental examination, we want to help you achieve great dental health.