What Are Jawbone Grafts for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where the bone grows around the implant to create a strong artificial tooth root. If the jawbone has receded, an oral surgeon will build it up, either with your own bone or synthetic bone material, so it can hold the implant.
What Do Bone Grafts Normally Cost?
Typically, each patient pays a different price, as it is rare that two people will need the exact same size bone graft. Additionally, if our oral surgeon uses your own bone, this is more expensive, as it requires an additional procedure. Call today to schedule an appointment with our oral surgeon, who will go over your anticipated costs with you.
Why Are Sinus Lifts Done?
An oral surgeon does a sinus lift if he or she has to perform a bone graft for implants in your upper jaw. He or she lifts the maxillary sinus membrane upward to make room for the grafted bone and to prevent the implant from puncturing the sinus membrane.
Where Can I Find a Sedation Dentist Near Me?
Our office offers several types of sedation dentistry to make your procedure as stress-free as possible. Call us to schedule a convenient appointment and our dentist will go over your sedation options with you. Your choices may include nitrous oxide, medication, or IV sedation depending on your level of anxiety and the length of your procedure.
What’s the Typical Cost for Sedation Dentistry?
Your cost for sedation dentistry depends primarily on the sedation used and the length of your procedure. Our dentist can tell you your anticipated cost before beginning the procedure.
Why Do I Have to See an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction?
A surgical extraction is necessary if the tooth is not visible in your mouth. An oral surgeon will have to make an incision in your gum to remove the broken or impacted tooth. If you need a surgical extraction, contact our office to arrange an appointment with our oral surgeon.
What Do Surgical Extractions Usually Cost?
The price for your extraction depends on the tooth’s location and the difficulty of extracting it. If you have dental insurance coverage, it may cover necessary extractions.
What Does It Cost for a Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Check your insurance coverage as both health and dental insurance may cover the cost of a surgical wisdom tooth removal. Our oral surgeon will give you an estimated cost before your surgery.
What Do Oral Pathologists Do?
Oral pathologists check for cancerous and precancerous cells in tissue samples from dentists and oral surgeons. They primarily work in a laboratory setting and do not treat patients.
Where Can I Get an Oral Cancer Screening?
Usually, dentists will include a basic oral cancer screening with routine checkups. If you have risk factors for oral cancer, such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, you may request an oral cancer screening at any time from a dentist or an oral surgeon. Contact our office if you would like an oral cancer screening.
What Happens If I Have Oral Cancer?
Your treatment will be coordinated by a team of professionals who will try different treatments based on how advanced your cancer is and where it is located in your mouth. Your treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, or chemotherapy.
Can I Drive Home After IV Sedation?
IV sedation is the most powerful sedation method and your dentist or oral surgeon can easily control the level of sedation. You will not be able to drive home afterward; tell your dentist your plans before your procedure, since there are different levels of sedation that he or she can use.
What Is the Price for IV Sedation?
Your price for IV sedation depends on the amount of sedation medication used for your procedure. We would be glad to furnish you an estimate of the IV sedation cost before your procedure.
What Do Oral Surgeons Do?
Oral surgeons can treat many different injuries, illnesses, and conditions of the mouth, face, and jaw. They also perform many cosmetic procedures requiring surgery, such as placing dental implants. If you need the services of a local oral surgeon, please call our office to schedule a convenient appointment.
Are Oral Surgeon’s Appointments Expensive?
Your cost for an appointment with an oral surgeon will depend on the reason for the appointment and your dental insurance coverage.