Why Is Teeth Hygiene Important?
If you care for your teeth and keep them clean, our dentist will find fewer problems during your routine exams. Fewer problems means less time and money spent on dental care.
Dental Services for Children
What Is Kid’s Dental Care?
Kid’s dental care includes exams, X-rays, teeth cleanings, and preventative treatments, such as dental sealants. We can provide the services that your child needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What Does a Dental Exam Entail?
Our dentist will inspect your teeth, do an oral cancer screening, and possibly order X-rays. Professional cleanings are recommended every six months.
What Will I Pay for My Dental Exam?
Your cost for a dental exam depends on your oral health and your dental insurance. Fortunately, most dental insurance plans cover dental exams in full.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
Is Gingivitis Dangerous?
Gingivitis is dangerous in that it can escalate into full-blown gum disease that can’t be cured as easily as gingivitis. Call our office right away if you have swollen, red gums, and we can start you on a treatment plan to get rid of the gingivitis.
What Is Gingivitis Treatment Going to Cost?
We base your gingivitis treatment cost on the course of action that your dentist believes is best.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Why Are Custom Mouth Guards Better?
When you have a dentist make you a mouth guard, it will fit better and be more comfortable. You will also be able to breathe easier than you would wearing a boil-and-bite sports mouth guard.
What Does a Dentist Charge for a Custom Sports Mouth Guard?
Several factors affect the price, including the material and specifications.
Why Should I Spend Money on a Night Guard?
If you have bruxism and you grind your teeth, you will damage them. The enamel can wear off or you can fracture a tooth. If you grind your teeth at night, call our office for an appointment with a dentist who will make you a custom night guard that is comfortable to wear.
Is a Custom Night Guard Worth the Extra Cost?
Custom night guards from a dentist are worth every penny of the extra money. You will have our dentist available to make sure your night guard fits correctly. You have to get used to wearing the night guard, but you shouldn’t feel pain. If you do, our team of dentists is available to provide readjustments.
Can a Night Guard Help with Bruxism too?
Yes, a night guard can lessen the symptoms; you should always use a custom guard from a dentist. A generic night guard can make the problem worse if it isn’t a perfect fit.
Are Dental Procedures Less Painful with Nitrous Oxide?
The nitrous oxide is often used to get rid of dental anxiety by relaxing a patient. Sometimes, when a patient hears a drill, he or she remembers a painful incident from their childhood and associates the sound with pain. This should not happen with nitrous oxide.
Is Nitrous Oxide Covered by Dental Insurance?
Unfortunately, dental insurance rarely covers nitrous oxide. Many patients find the affordable cost well worth it to get rid of their dental anxiety.
Oral Cancer Screening
Do I Need an Oral Cancer Screening Every Year?
If you are already having a dental exam, there is no reason not to have an oral cancer screening while you are in the chair.
What Does an Oral Cancer Screening Cost?
Your dentist already incorporates a mouth cancer screening into your exam. There will be a cost for any follow up if he or she finds any suspicious tissue.
How Do Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities in Children?
Dental sealants go on the pitted chewing surface of premolars and molars because it is difficult for patients to get the bacteria off of these uneven surfaces. The sealants provide a smooth surface that is much easier to keep clean.
What Will Sealants Cost?
Typically, the number of teeth our dentist seals determines the charge. Dental insurance usually covers sealants for kids and may provide coverage for adults prone to cavities.
Can Sedation Dentistry Help Me Get Necessary Treatment?
If you need extensive or painful dental work performed, such as a root canal, our dentist will offer you sedation. We want to make your trip to the dentist as pain-free as possible, sedation dentistry can eliminate your pain and your apprehension. You just sit back and relax.
What Are the Usual Sedation Charges?
You will have to ask our qualified dentist about the cost after he or she chooses a sedation method that is right for you.
How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?
Inhalation (laughing gas) and oral sedation are very safe. Our dental team will gladly answer any questions that you have about sedation.
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Dental X-rays are safe for children and adults. Your exposure to radiation is negligible. Dentists find X-rays to be a very useful diagnostic tool for uncovering issues that they can treat proactively.
What Do Bitewing X-rays Cost?
Typically, the cost of bitewing X-rays are included in your exam. If you need another type of X-ray, ask our dentist about the cost before having the X-ray taken.