Is Bone Grafting Painful?
Needing a bone graft before implant surgery is not nearly as bad as it sounds; the procedure is commonplace today. This procedure takes place at an oral surgeon or dentist’s office under local anesthetic with IV sedation; you will not feel pain during the procedure. If the oral surgeon has to get bone from another part of your body, you would have to have this done under general anesthesia. This is rare, many dental surgeons use a synthetic bone grafting material now.
If you follow the aftercare instructions carefully, you will minimize any pain after the procedure as well.
What’s the Price for a Bone Graft?
Typically, the price for the bone graft procedure is included in your dental implant quote. Otherwise, bone graft fees depend on the area the bone graft covers and the anesthesia used. Call our office to arrange a consultation and learn your total cost for the procedure.
What Is a Sinus Lift Procedure?
Although not always necessary, a sinus lift can make implant surgery possible in certain cases. A sinus lift procedure is literally lifting the sinus membrane to make room for additional bone that will hold a dental implant in the upper jaw. If you’ve been told that your dental implant surgery isn’t possible without a sinus lift, contact our office to arrange an appointment.
What Are My Sedation Choices at the Dentist’s Office?
Your choices may include nitrous oxide, oral sedatives or IV sedation, which is used during oral surgeries or to create a sense of deep relaxation for anxious patients. Nitrous oxide is safe for children. Call us to schedule an appointment and our dentist will go over your options and help you decide what is best in your case.
Is Dental Sedation Expensive?
Your sedation dentistry cost depends on the type of sedation agent used and the duration of your procedure. Dental insurance may cover sedation for certain procedures.
What Is Tooth Extraction Surgery?
Tooth extraction surgery is an extraction where your gum has to be cut to extract the tooth. This includes impacted wisdom teeth and teeth broken off at the gum line. If you need an oral surgeon experienced with complex tooth extractions, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What’s the Average Dental Extraction Cost?
Our fee for a surgical extraction depends on the location of the tooth and your dental insurance coverage. Most dental insurance providers cover necessary extractions.
How Much Does it Cost To Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Your cost for wisdom teeth extraction depends on your dental insurance coverage and the difficulty of the extraction. Your sedation choice will also affect the cost. Our oral surgeon will go over the details with you, including your anticipated cost, prior to your surgery.
What Is Dental Pathology?
Oral pathology is a field where testing tissue samples for diagnosis and research are the primary focus. Oral pathologists usually work in a lab, as opposed to treating patients directly.
What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?
During a regular exam, your dentist will check for any abnormalities. If he or she finds anything suspicious, a tissue sample will be sent off to an oral pathologist for testing. If you have not had an oral cancer screening recently, please call our office to schedule an exam.
What Does Oral Cancer Treatment Cost?
Your oral cancer treatment cost depends on the treatment recommended; treatment varies considerably between patients and may include chemotherapy, drugs, radiation therapy or surgery.
What Is IV Sedation Like?
With IV sedation, your oral surgeon can control the state of your consciousness, which can range from deep relaxation to sleep. You will also have a local anesthetic; you should not feel any pain during your procedure, regardless of your sedation level.
What Does IV Sedation Usually Cost?
Our fee is usually based on the length of your procedure. Call our office to schedule a consultation and our dentist can give you an estimate of your likely dental IV sedation cost.
When Should I See an Oral Surgeon?
Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for wisdom teeth extractions, oral cancer treatment, bone grafting or a wide range of other procedures. If you have been looking for a local oral surgeon, call our office to schedule your appointment. We gladly accept new patients.
What Do Oral Surgeons Charge?
Your oral surgeon’s fees depend on what treatment you need, the duration of the treatment and your dental insurance coverage.