Dentist Roswell: How much does having a tooth pulled cost?

 

Roswell dentist near meThe cost of a simple tooth extraction can range anywhere from $95 to $350 depending on whether the procedure is being performed by a dentist or a specialist known as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  If the tooth is broken at the gum line, it will be considered a ‘surgical extraction’ and usually costs $150 to $400.  Extracting a wisdom tooth, which is usually done by an oral surgeon, can cost anywhere between $150 and $350, but if it’s a partially or completely impacted wisdom tooth then the cost could climb as high as $650.

The cost of the tooth extraction can be higher; for example, if the tooth disintegrates, it can take the dentist a while to get all of it out and the dentist may charge you extra if that happens.  Each patient and each tooth is unique.  It can be cookie cutter, but it doesn’t have to be.  The bottom line is the harder the tooth is to get out, the more it costs, hence the range.

For a soft tissue surgical extraction of a partially impacted tooth, an incision usually has to be made into the gums and once again the cost will increase to about $200 -$350; and for a partial bony extraction (the tooth has some bone covering it) expect to pay anywhere from $300 -$600.

The above fees often include a follow-up office visit to check healing or to remove sutures.  What should also be included is the understanding that a tooth is firmly encased in a bony socket and attached by a ligament.  The socket needs to be gently widened to allow the tooth to be removed; patients will feel pressure but not pain during this procedure. Sometimes a tooth is so firmly anchored that is has to be removed in sections.

Additional related fees, particularly with an oral surgeon may include an initial surgical consultation ($50 – $135), x-rays ($13 – $135) and sedation ($200 – $400 or more) if required.  Many dental insurance plans cover 70 percent to 80 percent of tooth extraction costs if the procedure is considered to be medically necessary and not done just for cosmetic reasons.

Typically, dental insurance permits only about $1,000 per year coverage so if there are other teeth needing to be extracted then the cost can escalate above the annual limit.  Because of the limited coverage that dental insurance provides, most people have come to realize that they don’t have much protection from the high cost of dental care with dental insurance alone.

Our goal is to help you understand a procedure which may vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the tooth being pulled.  If you have additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our office or email us.  Consultations are always welcome and many times these procedures are accomplished in-house.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620            

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Sandy Springs Dentist: No Symptoms???

Top Sandy Springs dentist near meJust because you are experiencing no symptoms doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. Experiencing No Symptoms is one of the reasons why people don’t visit their dentist.

We recommend our patients visit us for a check-up at least every six months.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in most practices.  According to a statistic done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, only 64.4% of adults aged 18-64 had one dental visit for that year.

Dentists recommend that you go for a check-up every six months even without symptoms; there is a need to prevent small dental problems from becoming big dental problems.  Why? Two reasons, one because patients can’t do at home what can be done in an office visit and two, because small problems are easier to handle than big problems.  A dentist finding a problem that is not yet a danger is beneficial to the patient because the dentist is able to intervene before it becomes a big problem.

Not taking good care of your teeth and gums can lead to more than bad breath or a toothache. While the nature of the link isn’t always clear, oral health can say a lot about your overall well-being.  The research has linked oral health problems such as periodontal or gum disease to many health conditions, including diabetes, heart and kidney disease, asthma, osteoporosis, cancer and now Alzheimer’s, .

Yet it’s hard to show in these studies what the relationship is because these diseases are all multifactorial.  So the watch phase is, even if you have no symptoms, it is best to keep visiting the dentist every six months. If we say that everything looks perfect than great!

If we can be of help, please feel free to give us a call.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Sandy Springs and Chamblee: How much does tooth bonding cost?

Chamblee, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven dentist - bondingIt depends.  Sounds like a lawyer answer to the question.  But it does depend on the type of bonding procedure being performed.  Is it to improve the contour of a front tooth, to replace an old filling with a more esthetic restoration or to fill a small cavity? Each procedure involves different resources, therefore different fees.

As with all dental fees the service may vary depending on where you live or where your dentist is located or his or her level of training.  There is always going to be a range of fees for the same service, depending on the experience of the dentist, materials used, esthetic demands of the procedure and complexity of the treatment.

The average cost of cosmetic dental bonding ranges from $250 to $600 per tooth.   Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the bonding, particularly when it is done for functional reasons.  The cheapest, does not necessarily mean it is the best.

The bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile.  Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth.  Depending on where the resin is placed, the restoration could last up to 10 years, but I usually tell people 5 years.

While they may not last as long as desired, the main advantage over silver fillings is the esthetics. Because silver does not stick to teeth, a large portion of  healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep an amalgam  filling in place.  Whereas composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of the tooth.  Also, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth.  The disadvantage is bonding with composites simply costs more in time and material.

If you would like to know more about composite bonding or whether this is the right solution to enhance your smile, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist East Cobb: How much does having a tooth pulled cost?

east cobb dentist near me for a tooth extractionThe cost of a simple tooth extraction can range anywhere from $125 to $350 depending on whether the procedure is being performed by a dentist or a specialist.  If the tooth is broken at the gum line, it will be considered a ‘surgical extraction’ and usually costs $150 to $300.  Extracting a wisdom tooth, usually done by an oral surgeon, can cost anywhere between $150 and $350, but if it’s a partially or completely impacted wisdom tooth then the cost could climb as high as $650.

The cost of the tooth extraction can be higher; for example, if the tooth disintegrates, it can take the dentist a while to get all of it out and the dentist may charge you extra if that happens.  Each patient and each tooth is unique.  It can be cookie cutter, but it doesn’t have to be.  The bottom line is the harder the tooth is to get out, the more it costs, hence the range of cost.

For a soft tissue surgical extraction of a partially impacted tooth, an incision usually has to be made into the gums and once again the cost will increase to about $200 -$350; and for a partial bony extraction (the tooth has some bone covering it) expect to pay anywhere from $300 -$600.

The above fees often include a follow-up office visit to check healing or to remove sutures.  What should also be included is the understanding that a tooth is firmly encased in a bony socket and attached by a ligament.  The socket needs to be gently widened to allow the tooth to be removed; patients will feel pressure but not pain during this procedure. Sometimes a tooth is so firmly anchored that is has to be removed in sections.

Additional related fees, particularly an oral surgeon may include an initial surgical consultation ($50 – $135), x-rays ($13 – $135) and sedation ($200 – $400 or more) if required.  Many dental insurance plans cover 70 percent to 80 percent of tooth extraction costs if the procedure is considered to be medically necessary and not done just for cosmetic reasons.  Since 2012 we offer extractions in-house.  This is convenient and usually costs less because there are no additional consultation fees or x-rays.

Typically, dental insurance permits only about $1,000 per year coverage so if there are other teeth needing to be extracted then the cost can escalate above the annual limit.  Because of the limited coverage that dental insurance provides, most people have come to realize that they don’t have much protection from the high cost of dental care with dental insurance alone.

Our goal is to help you understand a procedure which may vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the tooth being pulled.  If you have additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our office or email us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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What is a Prosthodontist? : Dr. Novy Scheinfeld : North Atlanta

The Benefits of Going to a “PRO”sthodontist!

Sandy Springs Dentist near meProsthodontists are university trained to provide the most complex dental restorations.  The rigorous training and experience they receive in an ADA accredited graduate program provides prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth, and the creation of tooth replacement.

Did you know that some dentists perform reconstructive dental work after just a weekend course on a procedure? This may be within the legal bounds of okay, but you should know prosthodontists receive an extra three years of intense, formal training beyond regular dental school.

If you are seeking cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, you should do research before making a decision in order to ensure proper care. As ADA recognized specialist, prosthodontists are qualified to offer care in state-of-the-art procedures and techniques, such as:

  • Dental Implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Complete and removable partial dentures
  • Replacing lost teeth (with bridges)
  • Special needs of geriatric patients
  • TMJ – Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Snoring and sleep disorders
  • Maxillofacial prosthetic procedures such as oral cancer reconstruction

 

If you are like many Americans and are unhappy about the “look” of your smile, you may want to consult a prosthodontist.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Failed Porcelain Veneers?: Sandy Springs: Prosthodontist

Prosthodontist near meFailed Porcelain Veneers?: Sandy Springs: Prosthodontist

I have veneers that have fallen off.  Is this normal?

Occasionally, it happens.  Despite all precautions, post treatment complications may occur.  But it’s not acceptable when it happens more than once.  If your teeth are properly prepared and the veneers have been correctly bonded, then they should not fail in the absence of problems related to the alignment of your bite.

Failed porcelain veneers can be caused by:

  1. Poor construction
  2. Poor tooth preparation and planning[1]
  3. Improper bonding[2]
  4. Improper alignment

Most often it is a failure of improper bonding. Bonding porcelain to teeth is a technically sensitive procedure. Careful assessment, additional substantive treatment, precise clinical and laboratory techniques are critical aspects to ensure the veneers enjoy optimal longevity and aesthetic beauty.

How difficult is it to have them re-done?

Old veneers can be removed, but it is very tedious and technique sensitive.  The question is how well were the teeth prepared prior having the veneers bonded?  Where an excessive amount of tooth structure was removed the removal may ultimately compromise the longevity of the teeth and veneers.  This of course is not a reason to live with unacceptable veneers, just a cautionary bit of ‘informed consent’.

Porcelain veneers have been shown to be a good conservative and aesthetic treatment option. However they do have limitations and they are not an acceptable solution for every patient. Before treating a patient with porcelain veneers, the determination of the patient’s oral environment requires a properly trained clinician.

If we can be of assistance or answer any of your questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are conveniently located in Sandy Springs and Chamblee, GA.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

Prosthodontics Training from Emory University

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 


[1] Prep design and patient selection have an enormous influence on the veneer’s success rate.  Unfortunately, there are providers who are willing to sacrifice certain ethical considerations in order to generate additional revenues.

[2] If the surfaces are not properly prepared and free of contaminants such as foreign substances, water or saliva, there will be a bond failure.

 

Dunwoody Cosmetic Dentist

Sandy Springs Dentist near meIf you are in need of tooth restoration, or if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, your first inclination may be to head to a cosmetic dentist. While this may be a good idea, it may not be the best idea. Because technically, there is no such thing as a cosmetic dentist. Instead, it may be wiser to head to a prosthodontic dentist.

Prosthodonists are considered the cosmetic dentists of our profession. They receive years of post-graduate training at an accredited dental school.  Dr. Scheinfeld is an ADA acredited prostodontist trained at Emory University’s School of Dentistry. To many in metro Atlanta, she is the dentist’s dentist, ranked by Forbes Magazine as America’s rarest profession. She practices with her two daughters, Drs. Zoey Bock and Hanna Orland and another Emory dentist Dr. Howard Abrahams. We would love to see you in our practice.

So give us a call and make an appointment if really want the right smile.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076
www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Top Dunwoody Dentist: Teeth Grinding

Top Dunwoody dentist near me

Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. And occasional teeth grinding does not usually cause harm. It’s when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis your teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.

Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?[1]

Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite, missing or crooked teeth.

How Do I Find Out if I Grind My Teeth?

Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Many times people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.

If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist.  He or she can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and abnormalities in your teeth.

Why Is Teeth Grinding Harmful?

In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear their teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be needed.

Not only can severe grinding damage teeth and result in tooth loss, it can also affect your jaws, result in hearing loss, cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, and even change the appearance of your face.

What Can I Do to Stop Grinding My Teeth?

Your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.

If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask your doctor or dentist about options to reduce your stress.  Attending stress counseling, starting an exercise program, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for anti-anxiety or muscle relaxants are among some of the options that may be offered.

Other tips to help you stop teeth grinding include:[2]

  • Avoid or cut back on foods and drinks that contain caffeine, such as colas, chocolate, coffee and so-called energy drinks.
  • Avoid alcohol. Grinding tends to intensify after alcohol consumption.
  • Do not chew on objects that are not food. So avoid, finger nails, pencils and pens. Also avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to get used to clenching and may tend to make you more likely to grind your teeth.
  • Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you notice that you clench or grind during the day, position the tip of your tongue between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to relax.
  • Relax your jaw muscles at night by holding a warm washcloth against your cheek in front of your earlobe.

 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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[1] Webmd was utilized as a source.

[2] Ibid.

Sandy Springs Dentists: Deteriorating dental health

Sandy Springs dentist near meFYI

• Florida is the worst state in ensuring low-income children have access to dental care.
• 25.7 percent of Medicaid-enrolled children received dental care in Florida in 2009, compared with a national average of 38 percent.
• More than 16 million U.S. children lack basic dental care each year .
• 25 percent of U.S. children ages 2-5 and half of those ages 12-15 have tooth decay.
• 33 percent of Americans skipped dental care or checkups because of costs in 2008.
• 25 percent of Americans 65 and older have lost all of their teeth.
• 4 percent to 12 percent of adults have advanced gum disease.

Sources: 2011 Pew Study on the States, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kaiser Health Tracking Poll

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076
www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com