What Is Bone Grafting?
People who have had missing teeth for a while will have lost bone mass in their jawbone. A bone graft involves taking bone from another part of the body, or using synthetic bone, to use in the jaw as a stable base to hold a dental implant.
How Much Does Bone Grafting Cost?
Normally, if a bone grafting procedure in necessary to place an implant, you will be presented with a quote for the dental implant with the bone graft included in the total. Call our office for a dental implant consultation and our dentist can explain the costs for any necessary procedures.
What Is a Sinus Lift?
An oral surgeon will augment the bone in the upper jaw below the maxillary sinuses in order to place implants there eventually. The surgeon will lift the sinus membrane so there is space to place the additional bone or bone material, ensuring that the implant cannot puncture the sinus membrane.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Most oral surgeons provide sedation services daily; they are very experienced with various types of sedation. Sedation is quite safe and you shouldn’t worry about any problems during your procedure because there is always a professional monitoring you. With some types of sedation, such as nitrous oxide, our dentist can flip a switch and immediately adjust your sedation. Call our office with any questions you have about having our dentist use sedation during your procedure.
How Much Is IV Sedation Dentistry?
Typically, the IV sedation cost depends on the length of your surgery, although IV sedation is typically the more expensive sedation option. Your oral surgeon can provide you with an estimate of the cost before your surgery. Check with your dental insurance provider; some plans cover sedation for certain procedures, such as wisdom teeth extractions.
Are Surgical Tooth Extractions Painful?
Surgical tooth extractions are more complex, but our oral surgeon will administer a local anesthetic so you should not feel any pain. If you are concerned, you can request sedation medication to relieve your anxiety. You can also alert the dentist during the extraction if you need additional local anesthetic. Our goal is to make your visit as pain-free as possible.
How Much Do Dental Extractions Cost?
Your tooth extraction cost depends on where the tooth is located in your mouth, the difficulty of the extraction, and whether you have dental insurance. Call our office for an appointment and our dentist will go over the extraction process and your anticipated cost for the procedure.
Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Painful?
You may feel pressure, but you’ll have received local anesthesia, which should make the procedure painless. If you have concerns about pain, speak to the oral surgeon about other options that may make you feel more comfortable during the extraction surgery.
What Is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathology refers to diagnosing abnormal conditions or diseases of the mouth and jaw. Oral pathologists diagnose diseases and report their findings to oral surgeons, dentists and other dental care professionals.
What Happens After an Oral Cancer Diagnosis?
You’ll be presented with treatment recommendations, which vary according to the stage and location of the cancer.
What Are Oral Cancer Treatments?
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are recommended oral cancer treatment options when the cancer is caught early. If you need a local oral surgeon who can coordinate your care with other healthcare professionals, call our office to schedule your appointment.
What Is IV Sedation?
If you’re nervous about a procedure, or the procedure is long and complex, your oral surgeon may suggest IV sedation. You will relax and drift off to sleep, waking when the surgery is done. If you are looking for a sleep dentist, contact our office to schedule your appointment.
How Much is IV Sedation?
Your IV sedation cost primarily depends on the length of your procedure. Your dentist can give you an estimate for your IV sedation cost after you have decided on a treatment plan.
What Is an Oral Surgeon?
An oral surgeon, or oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is a dentist who spends four to six years at a hospital studying oral surgery after dental school. Primarily, oral surgeons place implants, perform wisdom teeth extractions and jaw realignment surgery, plus a host of other procedures involve the face and jaw.
Are Oral Surgeons Expensive?
We strive to keep our fees affordable so our patients can get the care they need. Our fees vary according to what you are having done. If you need a local oral surgeon, contact our office to arrange an appointment.