What Do I Need to Do to Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene?
Keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean through regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings will prevent cavities and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and other complications.
Children’s Dental Care
Is Dental Care for Children Available?
Children should begin receiving dental care as soon as they have teeth, and adults should have dental checkups every six months. Our experienced Northlake dentists and staff provide a range of pediatric and adult dental services, including X-rays, routine cleanings, fillings, and gum disease treatment
What Does the Dentist Check for During a Dental Exam?
During a dental exam, our dentists will carefully check your teeth and gums for any sign of decay, gingivitis, or oral cancer. Depending on the condition of your teeth, the dentist may also take X-rays to check for issues below the surface of the tooth.
Are Routine Dental Exams Expensive?
The cost of an exam varies from patient to patient. Your cost will be based on the type of insurance that you have as well as the overall health of teeth and gums. Call today to find out more about the insurance plans that we accept and to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Is Gingivitis Treatable?
The treatment for mild to moderate gum disease typically involves a deep cleaning to remove the built-up plaque from the teeth and gum pockets. Advanced cases may require oral surgery to remove infection from below the gumline.
Can I Afford Gum Disease Treatment?
We realize that cost is a major concern for most patients; however, ignoring periodontal disease will only lead to more expensive treatments. The severity of the gum disease, as well as your insurance coverage, will factor into the final cost of your treatment. It is important to note that periodontal treatment is more expensive than a traditional cleaning.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Does a Sports Mouth Guard Do?
Mouth guards worn by athletes are made from soft laminate or plastic. They are worn by individuals participating in contact sports to prevent traumatic injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, jaw, and tongue.
How Much Will I Pay for a Sports Mouth Guard?
The cost will vary based on the type of material used and other specific requirements. Schedule a consultation with our Northlake dentists to determine which mouth guard option is right for you.
What Does a Night Guard Treat?
Night guards are small plastic devices that you wear while sleeping to prevent teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.
What Is the Purpose of a Bruxism Guard?
Many patients experience better sleep and have less jaw pain after receiving their custom bruxism guard.
How Much Will I Pay for a Night Guard?
Night guards to treat bruxism are normally considered a medical necessity and are covered by most insurance plans. Your final cost will depend on the complexity of your situation as well as the type of material used.
How Does Laughing Gas Work?
Nitrous oxide is used as sedation during dental procedures to keep patients calm and relaxed. The gas is colorless, odorless, and wears off quickly, so it can be used by the majority of patients.
Can I Afford Nitrous Oxide Sedation?
Dentists typically figure the cost of nitrous oxide sedation on a per-hour or per-visit basis. We will provide you with the estimated cost for your sedation after you and your dentist have agreed on a treatment plan.
Oral Cancer Screening
Should I Have an Oral Cancer Screening?
The chances of a successful outcome for patients with oral cancer increases dramatically with early diagnosis and treatment. Our dentists will examine the lining of your mouth for suspicious lesions and other indicators of oral cancer during your regular dental exam.
Is Oral Cancer Treatment Expensive?
The severity of the cancer and the type of treatment required will determine the cost of your treatment. If you are diagnosed with oral cancer, our dentist and staff will explain your treatment options and estimated costs in detail.
Do Dental Sealants Work?
If you are prone to cavities, sealants are an effective and affordable way to protect the teeth from decay.
Are Sealant Treatments in Northlake Expensive?
As with any dental treatment, your cost will depend on your insurance, the overall condition of your teeth, and the number of teeth being treated.
How Do I Find a Dentist That Offers Sedation Dentistry?
With sedation dentistry, you are given medication to put you in a state of deep relaxation while the dentist performs the procedure. Schedule a consultation today to find out if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
How Expensive Is Sedation Dentistry?
The length of the procedure, the type of insurance that you have, and the type of sedation used will determine the cost of your sedation treatment.
Is Oral Sedation Safe?
Oral sedation is appropriate for the majority of patients; however, it may be contraindicated in patients with breathing difficulties, sleep apnea, and certain other medical conditions.
Do I Need Dental X-rays with Every Dental Exam?
If your teeth are generally healthy, you may only need X-rays every two years. Your dentist may request X-rays more often depending on the condition of your teeth and your dental health history.
How Expensive Are Dental X-rays?
Most dental plans cover X-rays as part of a routine dental exam.