What Is Bone Grafting?
Our dental office provides bone grafting treatments for patients in our area. Bone grafts are used to reinforce the structure of the jaw prior to receiving tooth implants. The added strength and structural support provided by adding bone to the jaw can ensure the best possible results for your implant procedure.
How Much Does a Bone Graft Cost?
Bone grafts can be quite expensive. Fortunately, most dental plans will cover at least a portion of the costs. We will work with you to help you choose an affordable option, which may include the use of a synthetic bone substitute. This procedure also requires less healing time.
Why Are Sinus Lifts Sometimes Necessary for Dental Implants?
For dental implants slated for upper gums, it may be necessary to perform a bone graft in the upper jawbone. This can affect the placement of the sinus membrane and could necessitate the repositioning and lifting of the sinuses to make room for the added bone in the upper jaw.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Depending on the type of dental procedure, your medical needs and your personal preferences, your dentist may suggest sedation as an alternative to local anesthesia for your upcoming treatment. Sedation methods include the application of nitrous oxide gas, topical or injectable anesthetics or IV sedation. IV sedation is designed to put you into a sound sleep that will eliminate pain and allow an oral surgeon to perform an extensive or invasive procedure. We want to ensure your comfort, so we will help you decide which sedation method is best for your situation.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
We work hard to make sedation procedures as affordable as possible for our patients. If you have concerns about the cost of your treatment, please let us know. We can work with you to provide payment options that can put these dental options within reach of your budget.
What Is a Surgical Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is usually scheduled when a tooth has been severely damaged by an accident or decay and is no longer viable. A surgical tooth extraction is performed when the tooth has not erupted from the gum and the oral surgeon needs to make an incision to pull it out. Your dentist will discuss your options before deciding to remove your tooth, allowing you to take the appropriate action for your personal preferences and your budget.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?
Simple extractions are among the most affordable options in the dental industry. In most cases, these procedures are covered by dental insurance, which will pay some or all of the cost for necessary extractions. Surgical extractions can be more expensive, but without more information about your situation we can’t provide an estimated cost. Call our office for an appointment to learn more.
Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Painful?
We will make every effort to minimize or eliminate pain during the extraction of your wisdom teeth. This can provide you with greater peace of mind and reduced stress during the period leading up to your appointment for wisdom tooth extraction in our office.
What Are Oral Pathology Diseases?
Oral pathologists specialize in treating diseases of the mouth and gums. These experts can identify the early signs of cancer and can provide you with treatment plans designed specifically to suit your needs and to produce the best outcomes for your situation.
When Is an Oral Cancer Test Necessary?
Your dentist may spot signs of oral cancer during your regular annual checkup. A biopsy may be required to determine the type and extent of the problem. This involves cutting away a small amount of tissue and sending it to be analyzed at the laboratory. If cancer is responsible for your symptoms, your dentist may refer you to a pathologist to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How Are the Costs for Oral Cancer Treatments Calculated?
Your dentist may recommend chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or a combination of these methods to treat oral cancer and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. We will work with you to determine the right treatment regimen for your dental needs and with it the appropriate cost. This will depend on your choice of treatment and the severity of your condition.
When Is IV Sedation Used?
IV sedation methods are delivered using an intravenous drip that allows anesthesia to be strictly controlled during a dental procedure. Unlike local anesthetics, IV sedation is designed to allow patients to sleep through their procedures, eliminating pain and stress associated with these treatment options.
How Much Will My IV Sedation Cost?
We will discuss all aspects of your treatment plan with you to ensure that you understand the cost of IV sedation and other procedures necessary to restore your teeth and gums to proper health. In some cases, IV sedation may be partly or completely covered by your dental insurance plan. For more information and to schedule your consultation, call our office today.
What Do Oral Surgeons Do?
Oral surgeons have specialized training that allows them to perform even the most complex dental procedures. Our oral surgeons can provide you with the most advanced options to ensure the best care for you and your family.
How Much Will Oral Surgery Cost?
Oral surgery is covered by most dental plans, but check with your provider to be certain before confirming your procedure. We will have to evaluate the severity of your condition and the anticipated procedure before providing an estimate for your costs. Rest assured, our administrative team will work with you to ensure that your care is as affordable as possible.