General Dentistry in Hickory Creek

Dental Hygiene

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

Why Is Dental Hygiene Important?

The state of your mouth can affect your entire body, so it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene so that you maintain good overall health.

Dental Services For Children

Is Children’s Dental Care Expensive?

Maintaining your child’s good dental hygiene and care is a very cost effective way of encouraging a lifetime of good dental habits and good health. Call our office in Hickory Creek to schedule a dental exam for your child.

Dental Exams

How Long Does a Dental Examination Take?

The length of your dental exam will partially depend on your dental hygiene. If your dentist finds multiple issues, the exam may take longer. Call our office today in Hickory Creek to schedule a dental examination.

What Do Dental Exams Cost?

The cost of your dental exam is determined by the condition of your gums and teeth, the number of additional X-rays and/or procedures needed, and your insurance coverage.

Gingivitis/Gum Disease

How Long Does Gingivitis Gum Treatment Take?
The length of your gingivitis treatment will depend on the degree of gingivitis that you have. To make an appointment for a gingivitis treatment, call our office in Hickory Creek.

What’s the Price for a Gingivitis Gum Treatment?

The cost of your gingivitis treatment will depend on how long the procedure takes and your insurance coverage. Call our office in Hickory Creek if you need more information.

Mouth Guards – Sports

Are Sports Mouth Guards Effective?

Mouth guards are essential for anyone who engages in contact sports in order for them to protect their teeth and jaw from injury. If you need a custom made sports mouth guard, call our office in Hickory Creek for an appointment.

How Expensive Is a Custom Sports Mouth Guard?

The cost of a custom made sports guard will depend on the type and amount of materials required to make it, which can be influenced by the type of sport. Call our office in Hickory Creek to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Night Guards

Do Night Mouth Guards Work?

Night mouth guards are excellent for those who grind their teeth or clench their jaws while they sleep. Many patients have reported an improvement in their sleep after they started wearing a night mouth guard.

What’s the Typical Cost for a Night Guard?

The cost of a night guard will be determined by the type of guard needed and your insurance coverage. Many insurance companies will pay for a night guard if it’s medically needed.

What Problem Does a Bruxism Guard Correct?

For those who grind their teeth at night, a bruxism guard can protect the teeth while they sleep. Call our office in Hickory Creek for more information..

Nitrous Oxide

What Does Dental Nitrous Oxide Do?

Dental nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is used as a sedative during dental procedures. The effects dissipate quickly and it is fast acting, making it a good choice for most patients.

How Much Does Dental Nitrous Oxide Cost?

Nitrous oxide usually is billed either by the treatment or by the hour. The cost of nitrous oxide will depend on the length of the treatment. If you have more questions, please call us in Hickory Creek.

Oral Cancer Screening

Who Performs Oral Cancer Screenings and Are They Accurate?

We offer oral cancer screening as a part of our routine examination, but please notify us if you want this service as a separate appointment. The results are usually accurate but we encourage our patients to obtain a second opinion anytime they receive a diagnosis of cancer.

Oral Cancer Screening Tests: Are They Expensive?

Cancer screening tests are included in the cost of your exam and will be determined by your insurance coverage. If your dentist finds the presence of cancer, you’ll be provided with a treatment outline and a cost estimate.


Are Tooth Sealants Painful?

Dental tooth sealants are painless when applied and are intended to protect teeth from decay and infection. Call our office in Hickory Creek for more information.

Are Dental Sealants Costly?

The cost of dental sealants depends on the condition of your teeth, the number of teeth that need to be sealed, and your insurance coverage. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, call us in Hickory Creek today.

Sedation Dentistry

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Although it’s often called sleep dentistry, the patient usually isn’t asleep during sedation dentistry. The dentist uses a strong anesthetic to ensure the patient is deeply relaxed, which will expedite and facilitate the procedure.

How Safe Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is generally deemed safe, but be sure to inform your dentist of all medications you take, both prescription and over the counter, as well as any health issues you may have.

Is Oral Sedation Expensive?

The cost of oral sedation will depend on the amount and type of sedation you need, as well as your insurance coverage. Call us in Hickory Creek for more information on sedation dentistry.

Dental X-rays

How Often Should You Get Dental X-rays?

Dental X-rays are taken only as needed. In order to accurately assess the condition of your teeth, you dentist will require X-rays. You’ll be covered with a lead apron which will provide protection. Call us in Hickory Creek if you have further concerns.

Dental X-rays: Are They Expensive?

The price of your exam typically includes the cost of X-rays. Additional X-rays necessitated by dental issues may incur an extra cost, but that depends on your insurance coverage.

Our Dental Services

  • General Dentistry

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Dentures & Crowns

  • Oral Surgery

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Emergency Dentistry

  • Braces & Orthodontics

  • Invisalign®