What Is a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?
A bone graft for dental implants augments your existing jawbone with your own, donor, or synthetic bone so there is enough bone to hold an implant. You will have to wait for the graft to heal, which could take four months or more, before you can have your dental implant surgery. Call our office if you would like a bone graft so you can have a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
What Do Bone Grafts for Dental Implants Cost?
Your cost for a bone graft depends on the location and size of the graft. Your total dental implant cost may have the bone graft cost already included in the quoted price.
What Is a Sinus Lift for Dental Implants?
A sinus lift may be needed for an implant in your upper jaw if the implant could damage the maxillary sinus on either side of your jaw. Bone graft material fills the space under the sinus floor and now there is no danger of puncturing the sinus membrane with the implant.
What Are the Types of Sedation Dentistry?
There is child-safe nitrous oxide for mild sedation and oral (pill) sedation for moderate sedation. Intravenous sedation is used as well, to achieve a deep sleep. If you have been looking for sedation dentistry in Kyle, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Does Sedation Cost?
Our dentist will go over your sedation choices and the approximate cost for the sedation of your choice. Go over your dental insurance policy carefully; some providers will pay for sedation only for certain procedures, such as wisdom teeth extractions.
Will My Tooth Extraction Require Surgery?
A dentist could extract your tooth if there is something to grab on to. However, you will need a surgical extraction if the tooth is broken at the gum line or impacted. If you need a surgical extraction, contact our office for an appointment.
What Will It Cost to Have a Tooth Surgically Extracted?
Your tooth extraction fee is based in the tooth’s location, the difficulty of the extraction, and whether you have dental insurance.
Does Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled Hurt?
Today, oral surgeons have a wide variety of tools to numb the area and and keep you relaxed during procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions. Our goal is to make your procedure as pain-free and comfortable as we can.
Do I Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
Yes, every adult needs a basic oral cancer screening annually. Most dentists do oral cancer screenings as part of a patient’s regular check up. If caught early, the disease is treatable. In its later stages, the five-year survival rate drops significantly. If you are not consistent with dental check ups, call our office today to arrange for an oral cancer screening.
What Is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathologists diagnose mouth diseases. If your dentist identifies a suspicious lump or thickening in the patient’s mouth, he or she will biopsy the area and send it to be tested. They also conduct research into the causes of oral cancer and other diseases affecting the mouth.
How Is Oral Cancer Treated?
The oral cancer treatment you receive depends on the stage of your cancer. It can include radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, chemo or surgery. If you need a local oral surgeon as part of the team treating your oral cancer, please call our office to arrange an appointment.
What Does IV Sedation Do?
Depending on your needs, IV sedation can put in a deep sleep. Before administering IV sedation, our dentist will discuss the level of consciousness that is appropriate for you, so you know what to expect.
What Will I Pay for IV Sedation?
Your cost for IV sedation will depend on the amount of the drug used and your dental insurance coverage. If you’ve been looking for a local sleep dentist for your procedure, call our office to arrange your appointment.
Do Oral Surgeons Place Implants?
Yes, oral surgeons place dental implants, along with performing pre-implant surgeries, such as bone grafts and sinus lifts. Oral surgeons also surgically extract teeth and perform oral cancer surgeries. If you’ve been told that you need to find a local oral surgeon, call our office to schedule your appointment. New patients are welcome.
What Does an Appointment with an Oral Surgeon Cost?
Your cost to see an oral surgeon depends on the reason for your appointment.