General Dentistry in Allen

Dental Hygiene

General Dentistry in [GEOID] | Dental Exams, Gingivitis Treatment, Sedation Dentistry & More

What Is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene involves keeping your teeth, mouth and gums clean in order to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental Services for Children

What Are Dental Services for Children?

Kids dental care ranges from routine teeth cleanings to cavity and gum disease treatment.

Dental Exams

Do Dental Examinations Hurt?

A routine dental appointment that includes a thorough examination, X-rays and oral cancer screening is not usually painful. These routine appointments are necessary at least once per year.

What’s the Average Cost of a Dental Exam?

Costs of dental exams vary widely based on your insurance coverage and the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth.

Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

What Is Gingivitis Gum Treatment?

If you have swollen and painful gums, or more commonly known as gingivitis, your teeth and gums will be professionally cleaned to remove plaque from gum pockets. If the gum disease is advanced, you may need surgery.

How Much Does Gingivitis Gum Treatment Cost?

The severity of gum disease determines the treatment plan and the total gum disease treatment cost you will pay. Deep cleanings tend to be more expensive than routine cleanings. Insurance may help cover the cost for part or all of the treatment.

Mouth Guards - Sports

Do Sports Mouth Guards Work?

Made of soft, flexible plastic, a sports mouth guard fits onto the teeth to protect the teeth, cheeks, tongue, and jaws from athletic injuries. They’re often required for athletes in high-contact sports, such as boxing and hockey.

How Much Does a Sports Mouth Guard Cost?

The type and amount of material used to make the mouth guard determines your sports mouth guard cost.

Night Guards

What Are Night Mouth Guards?

Night mouth guards are plastic devices that protect your teeth from grinding against one another during sleep. The devices are not intrusive and can save you from grinding your teeth.

How Much Does a Night Guard Cost?

The price of a night guard is determined by the material used and the complexity of your dental issue. Check your insurance plan to see if medically necessary night guards are a benefit.

What Is a Bruxism Guard?

If you grind your teeth during sleep, a bruxism guard helps protect your teeth from damage. Many patients find the bruxism guard also aids in better sleep.

Nitrous Oxide

What Is Dental Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that relaxes patients quickly. Its effects are easily and quickly reversed, so it’s considered a safe sedation treatment.

What’s the Cost of Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation Treatment?

The duration of the sedation often affects the overall cost of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide. It may be covered by insurance, so check your policy for benefit details.

Oral Cancer Screening

Where Do You Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

Your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening as part of your regular dental exam. If you haven’t had an exam in a while, call today to schedule one.

Are Oral Cancer Screening Tests Expensive?

Mouth cancer screening costs are based on many factors, including your insurance coverage. If you need additional testing or treatment, our dentist will provide you with an estimate and treatment plan.

Sealants

What Are Tooth Sealants?

Tooth sealants are a thin, protective coating that is applied to the tooth’s chewing surface. The sealant frequently helps prevent decay on cavity-prone molars.

How Much Do Dental Sealants Cost?

The condition of your teeth, the number of teeth receiving sealant and your insurance coverage determine your total sealant cost.

Sedation Dentistry

Is Sedation Dentistry Dangerous?

Sedation dentistry is safe used millions of times each year, although there are always a few risks associated with any medication. You should discuss your needs, health and risks with your dentist.

How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

Dental sedation costs depend on the type of sedation used, the duration of time sedated and the patient’s insurance coverage.

How Does Oral Sedation Work?

Oral sedation is one type of sedation dentistry involving the use of oral medication. The medication relaxes you during the procedure and may take some time to wear off after the procedure is finished.

Dental X-rays

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Generally, teeth X-rays are considered safe by dentists. Your dental team minimizes your radiation exposure by using a leaded apron to protect your chest and abdomen.

What’s the Cost for Dental X-rays?

Your teeth X-ray price depends on your individual dental health, how many X-rays are taken and your dental insurance coverage. Dental X-ray costs usually are covered by insurance as part of your routine dental exam.

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Our Dental Services

  • General Dentistry

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Dentures & Crowns

  • Oral Surgery

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Emergency Dentistry

  • Braces & Orthodontics

  • Invisalign®