Is a Regular Dental Hygiene Regimen Important?
Twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and biannual dental checkups and cleanings are the best way to protect the health of your teeth and gums. If you are looking for a dentist to help you manage your oral health, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
Dental Services for Children
Do You Provide Dental Services for Children?
Our dentists provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, including cleanings, X-rays, and treatments to prevent cavities and gum disease.
What Should I Expect During a Dental Exam?
Dental exams are painless and simply involve the dentist examining the teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth for signs of decay, periodontal disease, or oral cancer. Depending on the circumstances, your dentist may also perform dental X-rays.
How Much Do You Charge for Dental Exams?
The cost varies from patient to patient based on their type of insurance and overall oral health.
Gingivitis / Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, occurs when plaque and debris build up on and between the teeth and in the gum pockets. If not treated through deep cleaning or oral surgery, gum disease can lead to tooth loss.
How Much Does Gum Disease Treatment Cost?
Because gum disease requires scaling and root planing to remove the built-up plaque, treatment does cost more than a traditional cleaning. Our staff will provide you with an outline of your costs following your consultation.
Mouth Guards - Sports
Are Sports Mouth Guards Really Necessary?
Mouth guards are often required for football, hockey, and other sports where there is a high likelihood of an impact to the mouth. Mouth guards are made from flexible plastic or laminate that shield the teeth and gums from injury.
How Much Do You Charge for Custom Mouth Guards?
The exact cost of a mouth guard depends on the size, the type of material used, and other specifications. Call our office today to schedule your mouth guard fitting.
Who Needs a Night Guard?
If you grind your teeth during sleep, a condition known as bruxism, a custom-fitted night guard made from flexible plastic can help protect your teeth from wear and damage.
The office has a special intraoral scanner that eliminates the need for the “goopy material” when taking an impression.
How Much Do You Charge for Custom Night Guards?
The cost of your night guard may be covered by your insurance since they are typically considered a medical necessity. The exact cost will depend on the severity of your issue as well as the type of material used.
Are Bruxism Night Guards Available?
Most patients find that they sleep better and have less tooth and jaw pain when wearing a bruxism night guard.
Is Laughing Gas Safe?
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a safe form of sedation that can help anxious patients relax during dental procedures. The gas itself is odorless and colorless, and the effects wear off quickly.
How Much Does Nitrous Oxide Cost in ?
We will provide you with an outline of your costs following your initial consultation. We typically calculate cost on a per-visit or per-hour basis.
Oral Cancer Screening
Is an Oral Cancer Screening Painful?
An oral cancer screening is painless and is performed during your normal dental exam. The dentist simply examines the inside of your mouth for lesions, discolorations, or suspicious growths that may indicate cancer.
What Does Oral Cancer Treatment Involve?
If your dentist suspects cancer, you will undergo additional tests to confirm the diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment. Surgery and chemotherapy are the most common treatments for oral cancer.
How much will my Cancer Screening Cost?
Your cost will depend on if the screening is included in your annual dental exam or performed at another time. Insurance will also play a role in the total cost.
How Do Tooth Sealants Work?
Sealants coat the exterior of the teeth to make them more resistant to decay.
How Much Do Sealant Treatments Cost?
Your cost will depend on the condition of your teeth, how much of the cost is covered by your insurance, and how many teeth are being treated. Call today for more information about our dental sealant treatments and payment options.
Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation comes in various forms and is used to relax patients during dental procedures. It is important to let the dentist know if you have chronic respiratory or breathing issues, such as sleep apnea.
What Does the Sedation Do?
Even though it is sometimes called sleep dentistry, sedation actually just puts you in a deep state of relaxation that helps you remain calm and comfortable as the dentist works.
Is Oral Sedation Appropriate for Me?
Oral sedation is appropriate for most patients; however, your dentist will review your medical history to determine if it is safe for you.
How Often Should I Get Dental X-rays?
For most patients, getting X-rays every year is sufficient.
How Much Will I Pay for Dental X-rays?
Most dental insurance plans cover X-rays as part of a routine exam.