Why Dental Hygiene?
Dental hygiene includes at-home brushing and flossing and regular cleaning treatments in our dental office in University Park. These preventive measures are designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for the brightest smiles possible.
Dental Services for Children
Are Dental Services Available for Children?
Our dental practice offers a wide range of treatments designed for children, including regular teeth cleanings, X-rays, dental sealants and fluoride treatments. We can also provide dental fillings and treatments for gum disease in our office.
Are Dental Services for Children Expensive?
The cost of dental procedures for children will vary depending on the difficulty they present and the age of your child.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
During your dental exam in our office, we will perform a visual examination and will use X-rays to determine whether any cavities have developed since your last visit. We will also perform an oral cancer screening and will check for the early symptoms of gum disease.
How Much Do Dental Exams Cost?
Most dental plans cover annual examinations. Even without insurance, regular examinations are very affordable for most of our patients.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis and How Is It Treated?
Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease that can cause bleeding and swollen gums for patients. Proper dental hygiene can go a long way toward resolving issues with gingivitis. Your dentist may also recommend surgical procedures or prescription medication to relieve symptoms and restore your mouth to good health.
How Much Does Gingivitis Treatment Cost?
The amount you will pay for your gingivitis treatments depends on the severity of the condition and the type of dental insurance coverage you have.
Mouth Guards for Sports
How Do Mouth Guards for Sports Work?
Mouth guards are custom-fitted devices made from laminate or plastic. Many teams require these devices to be used during sports competitions and practices to ensure greater safety for their players.
Are Mouth Guards Expensive?
Because mouth guards for sports are custom-fitted, they can sometimes be relatively expensive. Factors that affect the cost of these dental appliances include the size needed and the precise specifications for durability and fit.
What Are Night Mouth Guards?
Night guards are designed to prevent damage to teeth that can occur in patients who grind their teeth at night. Constructed of durable plastic, these devices serve as a buffer between upper and lower teeth to reduce damage caused by grinding teeth at night.
How Much Will Night Guards Cost?
Your mouth guard will be custom made to fit your mouth. The cost typically will depend on the type of insurance you have and the specifications of your mouth guard.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is diagnosed when individuals grind their teeth at night to an excessive or harmful degree. A mouth guard can provide added help in reducing the negative effects of this practice.
What Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Used For?
Our dentists may recommend nitrous oxide as an alternative to local anesthetics for patients who are fearful about their dental treatment. These treatment options can make the experience less stressful for you and your family members.
How Much Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Cost?
Nitrous oxide sedation is very affordable. Our dental team will work with you to ensure that you understand the costs and that you receive the right options for your dental treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?
An oral cancer screening consists of a thorough examination of the gums and mouth to identify any sores, growths or other abnormalities. If any problems are found, a biopsy may be required to determine whether the tissue is cancerous.
How Much Do Oral Cancer Screenings Cost?
Oral cancer screenings are often included in the cost of your annual examination. If a biopsy is required, the cost may be somewhat more.
How Do Tooth Sealant Treatments Work?
Tooth sealant treatments can prevent cavities and decay by placing a barrier between tooth enamel and food, plaque and bacteria. This can prevent damage to teeth caused by these factors.
Are Tooth Sealant Treatments Expensive?
Tooth sealants can be very affordable, especially for patients with dental insurance.
Why Is Sedation Dentistry Used?
Sedation dentistry allows patients to remain in a deeply relaxed state, and not always sleeping, through longer or more complex procedures. This can reduce stress and worry for you and your family when receiving treatments from us.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
Sedation dentistry can sometimes be more expensive than local anesthetics because of the added need for monitoring and the length of time you need to be under the influence of sedation.
What Is Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation involves the administration of pills that can provide pain relief throughout the procedure. The amount of relief depends on the dosage provided by your dentist.
Understanding Dental X-rays
Dental X-rays provide greater clarity for your dentist regarding the condition of your teeth and any cavities that may not be evident in a visual inspection.
The Cost of Dental X-rays
X-rays may be covered by dental plans and are typically very affordable for our patients.