What Are Dental Hygiene Services?
In addition to consistently brushing and flossing at home, dental hygiene services include professional teeth cleanings at the dentist’s office.
Dental Services for Children
Is Dental Care for Kids Worth it?
Dental care for children who still have baby teeth is important. Losing a baby tooth to decay before the permanent tooth is ready to emerge can affect permanent tooth alignment. Your child should have their first dental appointment by age one. If you are looking for a dentist who is gentle with children, call our office to arrange an appointment for your child.
What Procedures Are Performed During a Routine Examination?
Our dentist visually checks your teeth and gums, does an oral cancer screening, and orders X-rays if necessary. If you have good oral health, the exam does not take long.
How Much Is an Exam?
Your cost will depend on your oral health and the types of X-rays your dentist requests. Dental insurance plans generally cover routine exams and X-rays.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis Treatment?
Professional treatment can reverse gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. Typically, treatment consists of a teeth cleaning and instructions on caring for your teeth and gums at home. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Does Gingivitis Treatment Usually Cost?
Your gingivitis treatment may consist of a teeth cleaning or a deep cleaning; our dentist can speak with you about the cost once he or she has evaluated your gums.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Are Sports Mouth Guards?
Sports mouth guards protect your teeth and jaw if you receive a blow to the face. Custom sports mouth guards are ideal for soccer, boxing, football, and many other contact sports. If you’re looking for a custom mouth guard, call our office to schedule an appointment.
How Much Will a Sports Mouth Guard Be at the Dentist’s Office?
The price of a custom mouth guard will vary, depending on the specifications and the material used.
Why Do People Get Night Mouth Guards?
People who grind their teeth at night can prevent daytime jaw pain with a mouth guard. If you’re tired of having jaw pain during the day from grinding your teeth at night, contact our office to have a dentist make a custom mouth guard for you.
What Does a Custom-Made Night Guard Cost?
Your dentist will discuss the cost with you during your appointment.
What Do Bruxism Night Guards Prevent?
Long-term untreated bruxism, which is the medical term for grinding your teeth, will wear down your tooth enamel and eventually erode the dentin and expose the nerves. It is extremely painful when a nerve is exposed.
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a gas (N2O) that people commonly call laughing gas. It’s often used in sedation dentistry because the effects wear off almost immediately. It is the only sedation that allows a patient to drive home safely immediately after his or her procedure.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Laughing Gas?
Dental insurance usually covers general anesthesia only; however, coverage can vary greatly depending on the provider and the type of procedure needed. Check your policy or call your dental insurance provider to determine if they will cover nitrous oxide.
Oral Cancer Screening
Why Are Oral Cancer Screenings Important?
Oral cancer is highly treatable in its earliest stage; however, if it isn’t caught until it has progressed, the disease has a low five-year survival rate. Our dentists will perform a screening during your exam to catch the disease early. Schedule your routine exam today by calling our office.
What Should an Oral Cancer Screening Usually Cost?
The oral cancer screening is typically included with your exam, but if our dentist has to send a tissue sample to a pathology lab, he or she will talk to you about any additional costs.
Can Adults Get Dental Sealants too?
Sealants are a treatment to prevent cavities in your child’s teeth. Typically, only children get sealants because their teeth brushing skills are sometimes lax; however, adults prone to cavities can also get sealants.
What Do Sealants for Molars Cost?
Your fee for teeth sealants is contingent upon how many teeth will have the sealant treatment.
Can I Still Respond with Sedation Dentistry?
You’ll be awake, responsive, and at ease with sedation dentistry. People have dozed off, but they wake as soon as the dentist speaks.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Sedation?
Dental insurance typically does not cover sedation, only general anesthesia, but coverage varies between insurers.
Can I Drive After Oral Sedation?
You can safely drive home after having nitrous oxide, but if you have oral sedation or other forms of dental sedation, someone else will have to drive.
How Often Do Dentists Take X-rays?
Dentists decide when to take X-rays on a case-by-case basis. If you are prone to cavities, you’ll have more x-days than someone who enjoys excellent oral health.
What Do Dental X-rays Cost?
Your dental X-ray cost depends on the type of X-ray taken. If you would like to see a dentist who understands the benefits of X-rays and the insights they can provide, call our office today to arrange an appointment.