What Is Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene includes things like brushing, flossing, and having a check-up and a professional teeth cleaning twice a year. Call our office today to schedule your exam and teeth cleaning.
Dental Services for Children
What Are Children’s Dental Services?
Children’s dental services, for both baby and adult teeth, are the same as adult dental services. Baby teeth serve important functions, so our dentists will often fill a cavity in a baby tooth to preserve it.
What Does a Dental Exam Involve?
First, our dentist will visually examine your teeth. If it is your first visit, he or she will take an X-ray to view the roots of your teeth and your jawbone to look for abnormalities. Finally, our dentist will set up a schedule for routine exams based on your oral health.
What’s the Average Cost of a Dental Exam?
We base your dental exam fee on your current oral health and the X-rays that we need to take. If you would like to schedule an exam, please call our office to arrange a convenient time.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It is reversible with a dental teeth cleaning or a deep cleaning. If your gums are red, swollen, or they bleed when you brush your teeth, call us to schedule an appointment.
Does Gingivitis Gum Treatment Hurt?
Your deep teeth cleaning may be slightly uncomfortable, but it usually is not painful. If you have advanced periodontal (gum) disease, our dentist will talk to you about your options, which may include surgery.
What Is the Cost for Gum Disease Treatment?
Your gum disease cost depends on the stage of your gum disease and which treatment our dentist recommends.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Do Sports Mouth Guards Protect Teeth?
Yes, custom-fitted mouth guards from a dentist protect your mouth, even in high impact sports. Often, athletic organizations require participants to wear mouth guards. Call our office to get a high-quality, custom mouth guard made for you.
How Much Does a Sports Mouth Guard Cost?
While you can buy low-cost mouth guards at sporting goods store, these are usually not as good as the kind you receive from a dentist. Your sports mouth guard cost depends on the type of mouth guard chosen and the material our dentist uses.
What Are Night Mouth Guards?
Night mouth guards are appliances provided by a dentist that prevents damage to your tooth enamel if you grind your teeth while you sleep. If you would like a custom mouth guard, call our office to arrange an appointment with our dentist.
How Much Does a Night Guard Cost?
Your cost for a night guard will vary. Our dentist will discuss the cost with you after seeing evidence that you grind your teeth.
What Is a Bruxism Guard?
Bruxism is grinding your teeth at night and clenching your jaw when you are awake. The guard cannot stop you from grinding your teeth, but it does protect your teeth from further damage.
What Does Dental Nitrous Oxide Do?
To relax at the dentist’s office, you can choose to have nitrous oxide, a safe gas that is a mild sedative. You breathe it in mixed with oxygen through a mask. Once the procedure is over, our dentist will switch to pure oxygen and then remove the mask. The sedative effect goes away almost instantly.
What Is the Price for Laughing Gas?
Your cost for laughing gas depends on the length of the procedure, since with longer procedures you will use more of the gas.
Oral Cancer Screening
How Accurate Are Oral Cancer Tests?
If our dentist finds any suspicious tissue during your oral cancer screening, he or she will send a sample of the tissue to a pathology lab. The test at the lab is highly accurate.
Are Oral Cancer Screening Tests Expensive?
The screenings are usually done during your routine exam or teeth cleaning, so may be covered by insurance.
Are Dental Sealants Worthwhile?
Dental sealants can significantly lower the number of cavities that your child will get. Sealants make the top of molars smooth, so they are easier to keep clean and prevent decay. If you would like sealants for your child’s teeth, contact our office for an appointment.
How Much Does a Dental Sealant Treatment Cost?
We base the cost for a dental sealant treatment on the number of teeth receiving the treatment. If your child is covered by a dental insurance policy, he or she may have coverage for this preventative treatment.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
There are several types of sedation our dentists can use, including nitrous oxide or a prescription pill that you take an hour before the procedure. These are safe and effective at making you feel relaxed.
What’s the Cost for Sedation Dentistry
We base the cost of your oral sedation dentistry on the type of sedation our dentist uses and how long you use the sedation during your procedure.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Many dental insurance plans only cover general anesthesia, however, coverage varies. If the thought of having dental work done makes you anxious, you might want to pay out-of-pocket rather than avoid having a necessary procedure done. Oral sedation can be a more affordable option compared to other kinds of sedation.
How Often Should I Have Dental X-rays?
Our dentist bases the number of x-says that he or she takes on several factors. For example, if you have excellent oral health, you may only need X-rays every 24 to 36 months.
What Do Dental X-rays Cost?
Your X-ray cost depends on what type of X-ray your dentist needs to provide care and your dental insurance coverage.