How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting is a procedure that builds up a weak or soft jawbone so that it is stronger and can support dental implants. The bone used in the graft may be harvested from your body, such as from the hipbone. Alternately, bone from an animal or synthetic bone matter might be used for the graft.
What Does a Bone Graft Cost?
Bone graft surgery can have a variety of different costs based on the amount of grafting required and the source of the bone-grafting material. Because taking bone from the patient’s body requires additional surgical steps, patient-harvested bone grafting tends to cost more than using animal or lab-created grafting material.
Is a Sinus Lift Necessary for Implants?
When the upper jawbone doesn’t have enough density to support dental implants, your oral surgeon might recommend a sinus lift. Sinus lifts are frequently required when upper back molars are getting replaced with implants. If you have lost bone density due to gum disease or tooth loss, you might be a candidate for a sinus lift.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Sedation dentistry is used to help anxious patients get through their procedures with ease. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation dentistry enables the patient to remain awake during their dental appointment, but they won’t be very aware of what’s going on, and the appointment seems to fly by from the patient’s perspective.
What Is the Cost of Sedation Dentistry?
The options for sedation dentistry range from mild to deep sedation. The cost varies depending on the type of sedation used and the length of time it takes to complete the procedure. Many patients find that they can have more work completed in less time with sedation dentistry.
What Is Dental Extraction Surgery?
Unlike a routine tooth extraction, dental extraction surgery requires an oral surgeon to make a small incision in the gum line to extract the tooth. Tooth extraction surgery is commonly used for issues like removing impacted wisdom teeth.
How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?
The cost of a tooth extraction depends on how complicated the removal is and the length of time it takes to complete. Many extractions are covered by dental or medical insurance; check with your provider for details.
How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost?
The cost to remove wisdom teeth is different from one patient to another. If all four teeth are impacted, it will cost more than if the teeth can be pulled without the need for oral surgery. Whether you receive general anesthesia will also impact the price. The best way to find out how much it will cost to have your wisdom teeth removed is to schedule a consultation today!
What Is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathology is the study of diseases that affect the teeth, gums, mouth and throat. If you see any signs of discoloration or swelling on the inside of your mouth, you should have it checked out by your dentist.
What Happens During an Oral Cancer Test?
During an oral cancer screening, the dentist will examine the skin on the inside of your mouth as well as your tongue and gums for any abnormalities. If a potential problem is found, they will recommend you to an oral pathologist.
What Are Oral Cancer Treatments?
Patients who receive a definitive oral cancer diagnosis will have a highly personalized treatment plan. Some of the options are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Patients might receive treatment from surgeons, radiation and chemotherapy oncologists, dentists and nutritionists.
What Is IV Sedation?
During IV sedation, the dentist administers an anti-anxiety drug to the patient. IV sedation provides a deep level of relaxation. The patient does not usually remain awake or maintain the ability to respond to questions; in fact, they usually don’t remember much or anything about what happened during their appointment.
What’s the Price of IV Sedation Dentistry?
Your IV sedation cost depends on the drug that is used and the length of time that you are under sedation.
What Is an Oral Surgeon?
If you need a surgical procedure performed on your mouth, your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons can perform complicated tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, bone grafting and cosmetic dentistry surgical procedures.
How Much Does Oral Surgery Cost?
The cost of oral surgery has a broad range because there are many types of oral surgery. Our dental office strives to provide affordable options for our patients. Please call us to learn more.