Why Is Bone Grafting Necessary?
If you’ve have missing teeth, your jawbone starts to deteriorate in the spot because there are no tooth roots to provide stimulation. Now that you want an implant, the lost bone has to be replaced, so it can serve as an anchor for the implant. A bone grafting procedure replaces the bone with either real or synthetic bone.
What Is the Cost for a Jawbone Graft?
Your cost for a jawbone graft depends on the size of the area that the bone graft will augment and the bone material used. It is more expensive to use your own bone, as opposed to synthetic bone material. Call our office to learn more about our affordable bone grafting service.
What’s a Sinus Lift?
When you need bone augmentation below the maxillary sinus to hold an implant, your oral surgeon will gently push the sinus upward to create a place for the bone. Once you are healed, you can have your implant surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
If you have anxiety or fear of dental procedures, and you are healthy, you are probably a good candidate for at least one type of dental sedation. Our dentist will go over your medical history and check for any drug interactions prior to your receiving sedation. Call our office today to request an appointment.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Sedation?
While coverage varies, most dental insurance providers do not cover sedation. Our dentist will go over your expected costs with you before your treatment.
What Is Tooth Extraction Surgery?
Tooth extraction surgery differs from a regular tooth extraction because, to reach the tooth, an oral surgeon will cut the gum to remove the tooth. Broken off and impacted teeth will require tooth extraction surgery. If you have a tooth that can’t be pulled, contact our office to arrange an appointment.
What Does Tooth Extraction Surgery Cost?
We will base your tooth extraction surgery cost on the location of the tooth and the difficulty of the extraction. If you have sedation, this will add to your total cost.
Is Having Your Wisdom Teeth Surgically Extracted Painful?
Having your wisdom teeth surgically extracted is not painful. We use anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable. You may feel minor pain when the anesthesia wears off; however, our oral surgeon will either prescribe pain medication to handle any lingering pain or suggest an OTC pain reliever.
What Is Oral Pathology?
Oral pathologists test tissue samples given to them by dentists or oral surgeons. Their role is to report whether they find cancerous cells in the sample.
What Are the Signs of Oral Cancer?
If you spot sores that don’t go away, thick or white patches, or unusual bumps, call our office to come in for an oral cancer test. We will take a tissue sample from you and request a biopsy to determine if you have oral cancer. Don’t hesitate to call us, early treatment is the most effective treatment.
What Will Oral Cancer Treatment Cost?
There are numerous treatment options. It’s impossible to estimate your total treatment cost without creating a treatment plan first.
What Is Conscious IV Sedation Dentistry?
Fast-acting conscious IV sedation, combined with a local anesthetic, will make your procedure comfortable; you may not even remember much of it because time passes very quickly. You will need to arrange a ride home after having conscious sedation. If you would prefer IV sedation for a procedure that you need, contact our office to make an appointment.
What’s the Normal Fee for IV Sedation Dentistry?
Our fees for IV sedation dentistry vary, since you will likely be billed by the hour. We strive to keep our IV sedation fees as low as possible. Before your procedure, you can ask for an estimate of your fee.
What Is an Oral Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dental school graduate who has chosen to continue his or her education in oral surgery. They typically see patients with complex problems, serious conditions or trauma that requires surgical treatment.
Does It Cost A Lot To See an Oral Surgeon?
Your cost to see an oral surgeon depends on the work that you need done, the treatment plan that our dentist creates and your dental insurance coverage. Call us to request an initial appointment and you can ask about the estimated cost for your treatment.