Does Bone Grafting Hurt?
Bone grafting is the process of replacing missing jawbone to create a strong, secure foundation for a dental implant. Sometimes, your oral surgeon will take bone from another part of your body for the graft; other times, a synthetic bone substitute is used. Most patients report that the procedure is relatively painless, similar to the minor aches associated with tooth extraction.
What Are Bone Grafting Costs?
Your dental bone graft costs are determined by what type of bone graft you receive as well as how much of the procedure is covered by your insurance. Using your own bone material may end up costing you a bit more than synthetic bone substitute, since the procedure to harvest your bone material is an added cost.
Will I Have to Have a Sinus Lift?
Your dentist will make a scan of your jaw to determine the depth of your upper jawbone and the location and shape of your sinuses. If your sinuses are too close to your jawbone, or if there is not enough existing jawbone, you may need a sinus lift for dental implants to work. The procedure will gently push the floor of your sinuses up, and you’ll stay comfortable throughout with anesthesia.
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry may be necessary if you are having oral surgery and other complex procedures performed by our oral surgeons. Our dentists also use a variety of other pain prevention techniques, including topical local anesthetic, injectable local anesthetic and nitrous oxide.
What Are the Sedation Dentistry Costs?
Our dentists in Allen will provide you with a full estimate of costs during your evaluation. Your out-of-pocket sedation dentistry cost will be based on the type of treatment used and the scope of your insurance coverage. Feel free to talk to our staff about your options, and check with your insurance provider to find out about your coverage.
What’s Involved in Tooth Extraction Surgery?
If you have an impacted or infected tooth that hasn’t completely broken through the gum line, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend tooth extraction surgery. To prepare you for the procedure, your oral surgeon will provide sedation so you are comfortable throughout the process. Your oral surgeon will then make a modest incision in your gum and remove your tooth.
What Do Dental Extractions Cost?
Costs for dental extractions vary a bit, depending on the location of the tooth that’s to be extracted, whether you need follow-up appointments and whether your insurance covers part of the procedure. We can answer all of your questions about tooth removal costs during your consultation with our oral surgeon.
Will a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Our oral surgeons strive to make the wisdom tooth extraction procedure painless, administering anesthesia to keep you comfortable. In many cases, the procedure will relieve the pain of impacted or infected wisdom teeth. You’ll receive instructions for pain relief and aftercare from your oral surgeon once the procedure is complete.
What Should I Know About Oral Pathology?
Oral cancer and other serious dental oral pathology diseases usually have some warning signs. You should schedule an appointment with an oral pathologist if you have lumps or sores in your mouth, discolored areas or a noticeable thickening.
How Is Oral Cancer Detection Done?
As part of your annual dental checkup, your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening to look for signs of precancer and cancer. This oral cancer detection routine often allows dentists to identify problems early, when treatment is more successful.
How Is Oral Cancer Treated?
Oral cancer treatment options are customized to address the patient’s specific health needs. If oral cancer is diagnosed, our dentist will describe the best treatments for oral cancer of that type. Sometimes, treatment includes drug therapy, radiation or surgery.
What Should I Know About IV Sedation?
IV sedation helps patients to drift off to sleep during complex dental procedures. It’s especially helpful for patients who are very anxious about dental treatment. Our dentists can discuss your sleep dentistry options with you.
What’s the Cost for IV Sedation Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry costs differ depending on the type of dentist providing the IV sedation and the length of the treatment. You’ll receive an estimate of expected dental sedation costs before your treatment.
Why Do I Need an Oral Surgeon?
You may need an oral surgeon to resolve dental and oral health issues, such as impacted wisdom or canine teeth, dental implants, oral cancer, sleep apnea or cleft palate.
What Will I Pay for Oral Surgery?
Our practice strives to make dental and oral surgery affordable for all of our patients. Your precise oral surgery costs depend on your treatment plan and the extent of your insurance coverage. Call us for information about your expected costs and coverage.