What Is Bone Grafting?
A dental bone graft procedure consists of an oral surgeon moving a portion of bone from one part of your body to your jawbone. After several months have passed, the transplant will have grown enough new bone to provide a solid base to support a dental implant.
How Much Does a Bone Graft Cost?
The cost of a dental bone graft will vary according to factors like the type of graft you need, your insurance coverage and any other surgeries you may need to complete the procedure. Using synthetic bone substitute is a way to save money on your bone graft. Synthetic bone is the most popular choice for many of our patients due to the lower cost and the shorter healing time it offers them.
Is a Sinus Lift Necessary for Implants?
If you need dental implants, you may also need to have a sinus lift done to accommodate the new bone required for the dental implants. This procedure is performed under anesthetic. During the procedure, one of our oral surgeons will insert bone into the jaw. To do this, the surgeon will need to lift the sinus membrane to ensure that there is enough room.
Is Sedation Dentistry Dangerous?
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to ensure that patients receive pain-free dental care. Our dentists in South Lamar are highly trained in a number of different sedation techniques. These techniques include local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and IV sedation dentistry.
What Is the Cost of Sedation Dentistry?
The type of sedation technique used by our dentists will determine the total of your bill for sedation dentistry. Many insurance providers offer coverage for sedation dentistry. The best way of knowing whether or not your insurance will cover your sedation is to contact your insurance provider directly.
Are Tooth Extractions Painful?
Most surgical extractions are done when a tooth hasn’t broken through the gums or is not fully grown yet. A surgical extraction consists of an oral surgeon making a small incision into the gum line to remove the tooth. Since surgical tooth extractions are a more complex procedure than a routine extraction done at your regular dentist, many of our patients are concerned about whether they will feel any pain during or after the procedure. Our dentists use sedation to ensure that you are kept comfortable throughout the procedure.
What Do Tooth Extractions Cost?
The location of the tooth, your insurance coverage and whether you need any further appointments after the procedure are all factors that will determine the overall cost of your tooth removal procedure. Our staff will provide you with a treatment plan and an estimate of the total cost for your procedure.
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common surgical procedure that is performed by our dentists. This painless extraction procedure is performed under anesthetic. The overall cost of your wisdom teeth removal surgery will depend on the complexity of your case, your dental insurance plan, the type of sedation used and other factors.
Where’s the Closest Oral Pathologist?
If you’re concerned about any discoloration, painful sores or lumps in your mouth, it’s time to see an oral pathologist in South Lamar. Our pathologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating an array of oral pathologies.
What Is an Oral Cancer Test?
It’s important that you receive an oral cancer screening on an annual basis. This is usually done at your yearly dental checkup. During the screening, your dentist will check your mouth for any signs of precancerous or cancerous growths. If problems are caught early on, you have a better chance of treating and curing mouth cancer.
What Are Oral Cancer Treatments?
If you are diagnosed with oral cancer, the type of treatment you need will depend on the severity of your case. Surgery and chemotherapy are some of the most common treatments for oral cancer. Our compassionate dentists will outline the best treatment options for you once a diagnosis has been made.
Is IV Sedation Dangerous?
IV sedation is a safe way of giving a patient a low stress and pain-free procedure. If you opt for IV sedation, you will be put to sleep during the procedure, or into a state of deep relaxation. This is an ideal method for anxious patients and for patients who are undergoing complex dental surgeries.
What’s the Price for IV Sedation Dentistry?
The price of IV sedation will depend on how long you are under and how experienced your dentist is. Beforehand, you will be given an estimate of how much your dental IV sedation will cost.
What Does an Oral Surgeon Do?
Oral surgeons are highly trained in resolving common dental issues. These issues include oral cancer, impacted wisdom teeth and sleep and breathing problems. Oral surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments like dental implants.
How Much Does an Oral Surgeon Cost?
The cost of going to an oral surgeon will depend on your oral surgery needs and how much your dental insurance provider will cover. No matter what, our practice in South Lamar is dedicated to providing you with affordable oral surgery. Call us to schedule your oral surgery consultation today.