Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping the teeth, mouth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent the development of gum disease and tooth decay.
Children’s dental services include teeth cleanings, X-rays, and cavity and gum disease treatment.
During a dental exam, your teeth will be thoroughly examined for signs of gum disease or cavities. You will also receive an oral cancer screening and X-rays.
The dental exam cost varies depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, and your insurance coverage. The cost typically includes the exam and X-rays.
If gingivitis is found, you will receive a professional cleaning to remove plaque and debris from the gum pockets. Advanced periodontal disease may require surgery to restore gum health.
The price for gingivitis treatment is based on the severity of the gum disease. Deep cleanings requiring periodontal scaling and root planing are more expensive than routine cleanings.
A mouth guard is a soft, flexible plastic or laminate device used by athletes to prevent injuries to the mouth, cheeks, tongue, jaw, and teeth. They are often mandatory in collision sports, including football, hockey, and boxing.
The cost of a sports mouth guard depends on how much material is needed and any other specifications.
If you grind your teeth while sleeping, you may need a custom night guard. These plastic appliances protect your teeth from damage caused by bruxism.
The night guard cost depends on the materials used and the complexity of the issue being treated. Many insurance plans cover night guards that are medically necessary.
A custom bruxism guard is a treatment for those who grind their teeth at night. Many patients report being able to sleep better after receiving their night mouth guard.
Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a colorless, odorless gas used for local sedation, which relaxes patients quickly. The effects of the gas are quickly reversible, making it a safe sedation method.
An affordable sedation method, nitrous oxide is widely used among patients who feel anxiety during dental procedures. The price for laughing is often calculated on a per-hour or per-visit basis.
Oral cancer screenings are performed during your regular dental exam. If it’s been some time since your last dental checkup, give us a call to book your visit.
The total mouth cancer screening cost typically is based on your insurance coverage. If cancer is found, our dentist will outline your treatment options and estimated cost.
A tooth protection sealant is designed to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are excellent for individuals prone to cavities.
The tooth sealant cost depends on the number of teeth being sealed, your insurance, and the condition of your teeth. Call us to learn more about the tooth sealant cost.
Sedation dentistry is often called sleep dentistry; however, with the exception of general anesthesia, the patient isn’t always asleep. Instead, the patient remains awake, but in a deep state of relaxation as the dentist performs a procedure.
Several factors determine the dental sedation cost, including the type of sedation used, how long you’ll require sedation, and your insurance coverage.
In most cases, oral sedation is completely safe. However, those with sleep apnea, breathing difficulties, or other medical conditions should inform their dentist before sedation is used.
How often patients require X-rays depends on your dental health history and the condition of your teeth and gums. Those with no recent dental health problems may only need X-rays every two years.
The dental X-ray cost depends on your case and whether you have dental insurance. Most insurance plans cover X-rays as part of a routine dental exam.