What Is Dental Hygiene?
At our dental practice in Morton Ranch, we offer practical guidelines and advice on the best ways to care for your teeth and gums. Dental hygiene consists of regular brushing and flossing as well as receiving regular examinations and teeth cleanings from our team of dentists and dental hygienists. These services can help you maintain the healthiest teeth now and for many years into the future.
Dental Services For Children
What Types of Services Do You Offer for Children?
Our dentists can provide services designed specifically with children in mind, including regular examinations, fluoride applications, tooth sealant treatments and fillings for cavities.
What Should I Expect During My Dental Exam?
During a typical dental exam at our office, we will perform a visual examination of your teeth and gums. We will also take bitewing X-rays to see if you have any cavities or tooth decay that may not be evident during your visual exam.
How Much Will My Dental Examination Cost?
Your dental plan may cover the cost of annual examinations in our office. We will work with your insurance company to ensure that you pay as little out-of-pocket as possible for your care in our office.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis and How Is It Treated?
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can cause bleeding or inflammation. If left untreated, it can develop into a more serious type of gum disease that can result in the loss of teeth and the pulling back of the gums from the teeth to expose more of the tooth to potential decay and damage.
How Much Will Treatment for Gum Disease Cost?
We will work with you and your insurance provider to keep the costs of your treatment as low as possible.
Mouth Guards For Sports
What Is the Purpose of a Mouth Guard for Sports?
As you probably already know, contact sports can involve serious impacts that can sometimes be hazardous to teeth. Sports mouth guards are designed to take the brunt of these impacts to prevent lost or broken teeth.
How Much Will a Sports Mouth Guard Cost?
Mouth guards are custom-fitted to the indivdual. As a result, these guards may be somewhat expensive.
Does Your Dental Practice Offer Night Guards for Teeth?
Our dentists can examine your teeth and provide you with custom-fitted night guards to prevent teeth from grinding against each other and causing damage to your tooth enamel.
How Much Will My Night Guard Cost?
We work hard to keep your costs as low as possible. If the expense of a night guard is a big concern for you, we can provide you with payment options that work with your needs and your budget.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the unconscious habit of grinding your teeth when you are asleep or not paying attention. Mouth guards are used to prevent damage caused by bruxism during sleep
Why Would I Need Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
If you have a serious fear of dental procedures, nitrous oxide sedation could provide an easier solution by relaxing you and eliminating any pain or discomfort.
Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Expensive?
Nitrous oxide treatments may be somewhat more expensive than local anesthetics. We can work with you to provide added options for paying for nitrous oxide sedation if cost is a concern for you.
Oral Cancer Screenings
What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer screenings are designed to spot the early warning signs of this illness and to provide you with treatment options suited to your condition.
How Much Will My Oral Cancer Screening Appointment Cost?
Oral cancer screenings are very affordable and may be covered by your current dental plan.
What Do Tooth Sealants Do?
Tooth sealants are designed to create a barrier between tooth enamel and other substances that could cause tooth decay. These treatments are an ideal way to prevent cavities in children and adults alike.
Are Tooth Sealant Treatments Expensive?
Your dental plan may have coverage for tooth sealants. We will work with you to determine the most affordable options for you.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
For longer procedures or fearful patients, we can offer sedation dentistry options that can ensure the most painless and relaxed experience possible.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
Sedation dentistry typically costs more than procedures performed under local anesthesia. Our team can provide you with convenient payment plans to ease the burden of these additional costs.
What Is Oral Sedation?
Our dental practice offers oral sedation for our patients. This medication is administered in pill or liquid form and can provide you with pain relief throughout your procedure
Why Do I Need Dental X-rays?
Dental X-rays are used to spot problems with your teeth that may not be obvious with a visual inspection.
How Much Will My Dental X-rays Cost?
The cost of your dental X-rays may be covered by your insurance. We can work with you to determine the right payment options for you.