What Type of Dental Hygiene Should I practice?
Keeping the teeth and gums clean will prevent cavities and periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss. We recommend twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and regular dental exams and professional cleanings.
Dental Care for Children
What Types of Dental Services Should My Child Have?
Like adults, children need cleanings and X-rays to prevent and treat cavities and gum disease.
What Should I Expect During a Routine Dental Exam?
A routine dental exam is quite simple and painless. The dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of disease or decay. X-rays may be used to aid in diagnosing any dental issues. If any issues are found, the dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a Dental Exam?
Your cost will depend on several factors, including the type of benefits offered by your dental plan and the condition of your teeth. The price normally includes the exam and any necessary X-rays.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?
To restore gum health, our dentists can use scaling, root planing and other techniques to remove plaque and debris from under the gumline. In extreme cases, oral surgery may be required.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for Gum Disease Treatment?
The cost will vary based on the severity of your condition, the type of treatment required, as well as the extent of your insurance coverage. Since the treatment is more involved than a routine cleaning, it is more expensive. Call today to find out more about our payment plans that can make your treatment more affordable.
Mouth Guards - Sports
What Are Sports Mouth Guards?
Sports mouth guards are dental appliances make from flexible laminate or plastic that are meant to protect the teeth from impact. Mouth guards are often required during high-contact sports, such as boxing, football, and hockey.
Are Mouth Guards Expensive?
Since our dentists customize your mouth guard according to your needs and activity, they are more expensive than the “generic” versions that you can buy over the counter. The exact cost will depend on the type of material used and other specifications.
Are Night Guards an Effective Way to Treat Bruxism?
Night guards, which are small, plastic dental appliances, are an effective way to alleviate nighttime teeth grinding and prevent tooth damage and jaw pain.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a Custom Night Guard?
Night guards to treat bruxism are typically considered a medical necessity that is covered by insurance. Even with insurance, you may still have out-of-pocket costs depending on the severity of your issue and the types of materials used to make the guard. Most patients find that a night guard is worth the expense since they sleep better and experience less jaw pain.
Should I Consider a Bruxism Night Guard?
Our dentists can provide you with a bruxism guard tailored to your specific need. Call today to find out if you are a candidate for a bruxism night guard.
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Me?
Your dentist will decide if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide based on your health history. The effects of the odorless, colorless gas are quickly reversible and well tolerated by most patients. Following your consultation, we will also provide you with an estimate of the cost for your nitrous oxide treatment, which is normally calculated on a per-hour or per visit basis.
How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?
The gas is a mild sedative that relaxes you as the dentist works.
Oral Cancer Screening
How Important Are Oral Cancer Screenings?
Many cases of oral cancer can be successfully treated if diagnosed early. We recommend that adult patients have an oral cancer screening as part of every routine dental exam. If it has been a while since your last dental exam, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Las Colinas dentists.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for an Oral Cancer Screening?
The out-of-pocket cost for an oral cancer screening varies from patient to patient based on their insurance plan. There will also be additional costs if the dentist finds a suspicious area that needs to be investigated further.
How Do Tooth Sealants Work?
A dental sealant is a coating that is applied to the tooth to protect it from decay. Your dentist may recommend a dental sealant if you are prone to cavities.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a Dental Sealant Treatment?
The condition of your teeth, the number of teeth that need to be treated, and the benefits offered under your dental plan will determine your dental sealant cost.
Is Sedation Dentistry Effective?
Sedation dentistry, which is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, can make it possible for patients who suffer extreme anxiety at the dentist to tolerate dental procedures. With the exception of general anesthesia, you typically stay awake but in a state of deep relaxation during the procedure.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for Sedation Dentistry?
Your dental insurance may cover all or part of the cost of sedation. Factors that will affect your out-of-pocket costs include the type of sedation used and the duration of the procedure.
Is Oral Sedation Safe for All Patients?
Sedation is safe for most patients, but you should let your dentist know if you suffer from sleep apnea or other chronic breathing disorders.
How Often Should I Have Dental X-rays?
For most patients, we recommend having X-rays every two years. Your dentist may decide that you need X-rays more frequently based on your dental health history and the current condition of your teeth and gums.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for Dental X-rays?
Most dental insurance plans cover X-rays as part of routine dental care. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to verify your benefits.