What Would happen If I Ignored My Oral Hygiene?
If you ignore oral hygiene and avoid daily practices such as brushing and flossing, eventually you could develop gingivitis and painful cavities.
Dental Services for Children
Do All Dentists Offer Dental Services for Children?
Many dentists, like those at our dental office, cater to whole families. It makes it easier for busy parents to see a dentist that offers both adult and children’s dental services. Contact our office and we will help you arrange appointments for everyone.
Are Dental Exams Quick?
If you are not prone to cavities or gum disease, an exam takes less than 60 minutes. You have plenty of time to ask our dentist any questions that you may have.
What Does a Quick Dental Exam Cost?
Your dental exam price often depends on your dental insurance coverage and whether you had X-rays taken.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Do I Need Professional Gum Disease Treatment for Gingivitis?
As soon as your gums become red and swollen, call our office and schedule an appointment. Gingivitis is reversible, but the second and third stages of gum disease are not reversible and can cause damage to the teeth and gums.
How Much Will Gum Disease Treatment for Gingivitis Cost?
You can discuss the cost of your gum disease treatment with your dentist once he or she decides on the right course of treatment for you.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Are Sports Mouth Guards Important?
Yes, sports mouth guards protect your mouth from expensive injuries, such as a broken tooth. Additionally, many athletic organizations require participants to wear a mouth guard for contact sports.
How Much Are Mouth Guards?
If you want secure protection, you will want a custom mouth guard. Call our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist. He or she will explain your options and the associated costs.
What Does a Dental Night Guard Do?
If you grind your teeth at night, a night guard will keep you from grinding the enamel off your teeth.
What Will a Dentist Charge for a Night Guard?
Dentists offer custom night guards, which can vary in cost, depending on the material used and your unique needs.
How Do Bruxism Night Guards Protect Teeth?
Bruxism night guards are physical barriers between your upper and lower teeth that act as a cushion against the strong force of your jaws when you grind your teeth together.
Is Laughing Gas Safe?
Laughing gas is very safe; dentists have been using it for more than a century. Laughing gas produces conscious sedation; you are awake, but very relaxed. Often times, you won’t feel any pain, since our dentist will have given you local anesthesia when the procedure requires it.
How Much Is Sedation Dentistry with Laughing Gas?
Your fee for laughing gas depends on how long it took our dentist to complete your procedure and the coverage provided by your insurance.
Oral Cancer Screening
Why Do Dentists Do Oral Cancer Screenings?
Dentists do oral cancer screenings during routine exams because early detection can save you life. Our dentist will also explain what signs can signal oral cancer, so you can contact our office if the signs don’t go away in two weeks.
Are Oral Cancer Screenings Part of an Exam?
A basic visual screening is typically part of your exam. Our dentist may talk to you about a more in-depth screening if you are at risk for oral cancer.
How Do Sealants Protect Kid’s Teeth?
Children usually get cavities in their molars; it is difficult for most kids to get bacteria out of the pits and fissures on the chewing surface of the molars. Sealants place a physical barrier on the top of the teeth, keeping bacteria out and making the teeth easier to brush.
How Much Are Tooth Sealants?
We base our fee for sealants on the number of your child’s teeth or your teeth that you want to have protected. Dental insurance usually covers the cost of dental sealants.
What Types of Sedation Are Available?
There is inhalation sedation which is laughing gas and oral sedation, which is taking a pill prescribed by our dentist before your procedure. There is also IV sedation, which oral surgeons typically use. Laughing gas offers the mildest level of sedation, which is usually enough for most people.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
The type and amount of sedation you require determines your sedation dentistry cost. While we cannot give you an estimate of your cost until one of our dentists examines you, we strive to keep our fees affordable.
How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is very safe. Let our dentist know about any conditions that may affect your safety if you happen to fall asleep, such as sleep apnea.
Are Dental X-Days Safe?
Yes, dental X-rays are safe, especially if they are used only as needed for your care.
Are Dental X-rays Expensive?
When X-rays are taken as part of your dental exam, your dental insurance will generally cover the cost of your dental X-rays.