Dental Hygiene Overview
Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping your mouth in a healthy state by preventing the development of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems through various practices and procedures.
Dental Services for Children
Examples of Dental Services for Children
Dental sealants, X-rays, teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, and fluoride treatments are a few examples of children’s dental services.
What’s a Comprehensive Dental Exam?
During a comprehensive dental exam, your teeth are carefully examined for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and your teeth will be cleaned by a dental hygienist. An oral cancer screening will also be performed in addition to dental X-rays.
Are Dental Exams Expensive?
Our dentists are committed to providing affordable dental care to every patient, and your dental examination cost is based on the current condition of your teeth and gums and whether you have dental insurance.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease Treatment Overview
When diagnosed early, treatment for gingivitis or gum disease can be effectively completed with a professional cleaning to remove plaque and debris from the gum line. For advanced gum disease, surgery may be required.
What Does Gum Disease Treatment Cost?
Overall, gum disease treatment costs vary depending on if treatment is covered by your insurance and the type and severity of gum disease you have. Deep cleanings with scaling, root planing and periodontal surgery are typically more expensive compared to routine cleanings to remove plaque.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Is a Sports Mouth Guard?
Sports mouth guards are protective devices made of soft plastic or laminate, and are designed to prevent injuries to the face, jaw, teeth, lips, and tongue. They are worn by athletes who play collision sports, including boxing, football, and hockey.
Average Cost of a Sports Mouth Guard?
The cost of a sports mouth guard can vary and depends on the unique specifications of each patient, your insurance coverage, and the materials used to create the mouth guard.
Why Would I Need a Night Mouth Guard?
If you frequently wake up with headaches or an aching jaw, your dentist may recommend wearing a night mouth guard. This is a custom-made appliance that protects your teeth from the effects of grinding your teeth at night.
Average Cost for a Night Mouth Guard?
The average night guard cost can vary and depends on several factors, including the materials used, the complexity of your dental needs, and whether treatment is covered by insurance.
Is There an Average Price for a Bruxism Guard?
The price for a bruxism guard can vary and is based on which materials are used to make your device and the complexity of your dental problems. Treatment may be covered by insurance if considered medically necessary.
What’s Dental Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used for local sedation and can help you feel relaxed and calm during dental procedures. The gas is inhaled through a mask, and the effects are reversible and wear off quickly, making it a safe form of sedation dentistry.
What Does Nitrous Oxide Dental Cost?
The cost of nitrous oxide dental may be determined on a per-visit or per-hour basis, although it’s less expensive than other forms of sedation dentistry.
Oral Cancer Screening
Where Can I Get a Mouth Cancer Screening?
Your dentist performs a mouth cancer screening once a year during your regular dental exam. To make your appointment, get in touch with us today.
Price for Mouth Cancer Screening Test?
Whether you have insurance is one of the main factors in determining your oral cancer screening cost. If cancer is found, you’ll learn more about your expected costs and a treatment plan during a consultation with your dentist.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Tooth sealants are a thin coating applied to the surface of teeth to protect them from decay. Dental sealants are a good option for children, adolescents, and adults prone to tooth decay.
Average Cost of Dental Sealants?
The average cost of dental sealants is different for each patient and is affected by your insurance coverage, the condition of your teeth, and how many teeth require sealant. Call our office today to learn more.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
When administered by our experienced dentists, sedation dentistry is a safe treatment for most patients. If you have sleep apnea, breathing problems, or other medical conditions, we recommend talking with your dentist about receiving sedation dentistry.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?
In general, your total dental sedation cost will be influenced by your insurance coverage, which sedation method you receive, and the length of your procedure.
What Is Oral Sedation?
With oral conscious sedation, your dentist administers an oral medication to help you feel relaxed and at ease while you receive dental treatment.
How Often Should I Receive Teeth X-rays?
Your dental history and the current condition of your teeth are the main factors that determine how often you get a dental X-ray. If you have gum disease or any other dental problem, you may need a dental X-ray once a year; others with no pre-existing dental issues who are in good oral health may get an X-ray only every few years. Children and adolescents receive dental X-rays more often than adults since their teeth and jaws are still developing.
How Much Are Dental X-rays?
Since dental X-rays are a component of a routine dental exam, they are covered by most insurance companies. Get in touch with us for more information.