In Dentistry, What Is Bone Grafting?
A tooth bone graft treatment creates a solid foundation for dental implants by shoring up the jawbone. Your oral surgeon will use either bone material taken from another part of your body or a synthetic bone material for the procedure.
What’s the Cost of Bone Grafting?
The cost of a bone graft relies on variables such as the type of graft needed, the type and amount of follow-up care needed and whether insurance coverage is available. You can save a bit of the overall bone graft cost by using a synthetic bone substitute.
Are Sinus Lifts Required for an Implant?
Sinus lifts may be necessary if you’re receiving a dental implant to replace an upper tooth. In most cases, you’ll need a sinus lift for dental implants if your sinus floor is too close to the top of your upper jawbone. You’ll be given anesthesia for the procedure, and most patients report only minor discomfort after the procedure is complete.
What’s Sedation Dentistry?
Your comfort is a priority, so our dentists in Rockwall use several different pain prevention techniques during procedures. Some of these methods include oral sedation, nitrous oxide and topical or injectable local anesthetic. During oral surgery, our oral surgeons also may use intravenous sedation as part of their sedation dentistry.
How Much Is Sedation Dentistry?
Local anesthesia and nitrous oxide are generally considered less costly than IV sedation. The type of sedation or anesthesia used during your procedure will affect your overall sedation dentistry cost. You may also save on total costs if your insurance covers part or all of your sedation costs.
What’s Surgical Tooth Extraction?
A surgical dental extraction procedure removes an impacted or infected tooth that has not fully broken through the gum line. During the procedure, the oral surgeon will administer sedation so that you won’t feel any pain. The surgeon will make a short incision in your gum and extract the tooth.
What’s the Price for Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction costs tend to be based on the location of the soon-to-be-extracted tooth and whether you need to see our oral surgeon for follow-up care. Insurance coverage may help defray some of your tooth removal expenses. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your oral surgery consultation.
What Happens During Wisdom Tooth Removal?
First, your oral surgeon will administer anesthesia so that you can stay comfortable and pain-free during the wisdom tooth removal process. If you’re having all four wisdom teeth removed, the actual surgery will take about an hour. Afterward, you’ll be given aftercare and pain relief instruction.
When Do I Need an Oral Pathologist?
If you have warning signs such as a painful sore in your mouth, a lump on your cheek or discoloration on any of your mouth’s soft tissues, schedule an appointment with our oral pathologist in Rockwall.
How Is Oral Cancer Detection Performed?
First, your dentist or doctor will perform an oral cancer screening as part of your annual checkup. If problem areas are identified, you may have additional oral cancer tests such as a biopsy or an endoscopic procedure.
What Are Oral Cancer Treatment Options?
Our dentists will outline the best treatments for oral cancer once a diagnosis is made. These oral cancer treatment options may include surgery, radiation or drug therapy.
What’s Involved in IV Sedation?
IV sedation is often recommended for patients who are extremely anxious and for patients undergoing complex dental procedures. You should speak to your dentist about whether sleep dentistry is best for you.
What Does IV Sedation Dentistry Cost?
The length of your treatment, your insurance coverage and the type of dentist performing the sedation all affect your total dental sedation costs.
How Can an Oral Surgeon Help You?
An oral surgeon can address a variety of common dental issues and provide cosmetic treatments. Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth, mouth cancer or a need for dental implants, a specialist in dental oral surgery may be right for you.
How Much Does an Oral Surgeon Cost?
The cost for services performed by an oral surgeon largely depends on your health needs, your recommended treatment, and follow-up care. Your insurance may cover part of your oral surgery cost, so be sure to call us for information.