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Doctors Network
Mar 25, 2023

Major problems arise when we lose natural teeth. Obviously, there are problems with eating your favorite foods. Even speaking clearly could be a problem. However, the major problem is the loss of structure in the jaw. This weakens the jaw, and could even cause a prematurely aged appearance. More importantly, this limits dental implant placement. Additional treatments could be necessary to strengthen the jaw in order to make dental implant placement possible! Fortunately, Doctors Network could link you to a great Point Hope dentist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides this care. In addition, we could also discuss our membership plan to make dental care affordable!


Bone grafting is also known as ridge augmentation. Essentially this enables the dentist to preserve the ridge in your mandible. Your dentist could use various sources. We could take tissue from the back of the jaw or the hip. Donor materials such as bovine bone particles may be recommended too. We could also recommend synthetic materials. Through oral surgery, these are applied to the areas of weakened structure in the lower jaw.


Once the area heals, one or more dental implants could be placed. The body will see them as natural structures. As a result, they help prevent any further breakdown in the jaw, protecting facial structure. Our team can connect you to a dentist or oral surgeon in Point Hope, AK who performs ridge augmentation and dental implants, and also let you know about our dental plan to make sure your care fits in your budget!

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Doctors Network
Mar 22, 2023

If you have a toothache, or a tooth that is damaged, you need dental care. Otherwise, the tooth could develop caries and infections. Soon, there is a risk of not only tooth loss, but a spread of infection to other areas of the jaw. But sometimes, the damage or cavity is beyond the stage to be treated with a tooth filling. Instead, the tooth could require an extraction. At Doctors Network, our team can help you book a visit with a Blue Cross Blue Shield dentist or oral surgeon in Point Hope, AK who can offer a effective tooth removal as needed.


As we discussed earlier, severe cavities or injury could be why a tooth needs extraction. But a dentist could also remove one that is loosened by periodontitis. Removing a tooth could restore overall balance and chewing function. Extraction could also provide room for correcting misalignment! In many cases, this could prevent wisdom tooth impaction. Removing wisdom teeth prior to eruption helps preserve the balance and overall esthetics. For people with advanced tooth loss, removing the last few teeth essentially paves the way for full or partial dentures. Your Point Hope dentist could use the extraction to improve the health, function, and surprisingly, sometimes the appearance of your smile.


Now that you understand when a tooth may require removal, how do you seek care for one? Well, as mentioned above Doctors Network can connect you with a dentist in the Point Hope, AK area. But if you don’t have dental insurance, you may worry about the cost. Fortunately, we have a payment plan! Our dental membership plan is opened with an initial fee and maintained with a low monthly cost. For some, this could reduce the cost of care by up to 90 percent!

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Doctors Network
Mar 21, 2023

Tooth loss could lead to several problems for your smile. For example, this could impact how easily you eat your favorite foods, or how clearly you can talk. But the most severe complication is the break down of structure in the jaw. The body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphate to the areas without tooth roots, which in turn causes bone loss and an aged appearance and weakens the jaw significantly. Which means you may not be able to receive dental implants to address lost teeth. But Doctors Network can connect you with a dentist in Point Hope, AK who can strengthen your smile.


As discussed in previous posts, a jawbone grafting procedure helps strengthen the mandible, so it can support dental implants. But what about the the upper area? Instead of adding new tissue, your Point Hope dentist could perform a sinus lift. Essentially, the dentist will push up the sinus floor to generate new bone structure. The new structure can support one or more implants. Once the new teeth are secured, this stimulates the growth of bone tissue to keep your jaw secure. Your new teeth can then stay firm for decades, possibly even a lifetime.


If you need to strengthen your weakened upper jawbone to support a new smile, we could help. Our team can connect you with a Point Hope, AK oral surgeon who can provide these services and takes Blue Cross Blue Shield. When your smile is strengthened and ready, dental implants could provide a complete smile again. If you don’t have insurance, don’t let this stand between you and optimal oral health. Instead, talk to our team about our financing option. With a monthly fee, you can have treatments discounted by as much as 90% in some situations. A full smile is in your future!

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Doctors Network
Mar 21, 2023

According to the research by the Centers for Disease Control, over half of the population older than 30 suffer from gingival disease. Without intervention, this condition could lead to painful symptoms, including sore gums. The advanced stage, known as periodontitis, could also cause tooth loss. This is why care from a Point Hope dental specialist is necessary when you begin to exhibit the common warning signs. We can help by connecting you to one that accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield. After all, your smile needs regular attention!


How does the gum disease start? The disease could occur due to poor oral hygiene habits. Others could develop it due to severe plaque and tartar buildup, or due to certain medications, inflammatory illness, tobacco use, or even gum disease in other family members. As discussed above, warning signs include red, sore, and bleeding gums. By seeing a dentist in Point Hope, AK you can receive periodontal treatments like gum grafting to bring relief and improve your oral health. These treatments could be accepted by insurance plans.


If you experience these warning signs, or if you simply have not been to a dentist since the pandemic started, you should book an appointment. At Doctors Network, we can make sure you find dentists in Point Hope who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. Strong periodontal health is always possible, and we can help help you find the help you need!

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Doctors Network
Mar 14, 2023

You probably have lots of friends who have had their wisdom teeth extracted and are eager to divulge their experience to you. While this can be helpful, it is still necessary to consult with a dental professional. If you need these teeth removed, it is best to have a wide range of information at your disposal. This will help you understand what to expect from the procedure and what you should expect from the dentist. Luckily, Doctors Network can help you connect with a great oral surgeon near you in Point Hope, AK that accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.


The third molars or wisdom teeth are in the back of your mouth, and there are two on the top and two on the bottom. They usually appear between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Because wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, their presence can cause problems with your existing ones. They can erupt at odd angles, only partially erupt, or overcrowd your current teeth. When this happens, they are more susceptible to harmful bacteria. If any of these situations happen, it can be very painful and can damage your teeth. If you think you might have issues with wisdom teeth, it is important to see a Point Hope dentist hastily.


If you in fact need wisdom teeth extraction, your doctor will determine how they will go about the removal to make sure everything goes without complications. They will determine which of your wisdom teeth need to be removed and how complex it could get. They will also decide the appropriate type of anesthesia and the state of your existing vital anatomy such as nerves. Once they ascertain these details, they can plan your wisdom teeth extraction more easily. When you come in for the procedure, you will receive the appropriate anesthesia option, so you will not experience any pain. Your dentist will extract your teeth and look after you the entire time to make sure you are ok. Once your wisdom teeth are removed, you will get post-operative instructions. Fortunately, there are many Point Hope dentists that accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and can adeptly pull your wisdom teeth.

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Doctors Network
Feb 23, 2023

Did you ever notice a popping sensation in your jaw? Do you have frequent headaches or jaw pain? If so, this could be related to a common but serious oral health issue. Around 25 million people in the United States suffer from TMD and teeth grinding. Without treatment, these could not only cause pain, but actually crack or chip a tooth! Fortunately, your friends at Doctors Network can help you find a dentist in Point Hope, AK who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.


While very different from one another, one often increases the risk of the other. TMJ disorder develops when the jaw joints undergo excessive strain. This could cause problems with jaw function. Common symptoms include pain in the face, head and neck, and jaw. Bruxism means you grind or clench your teeth nightly. The pressure of clenching could cause jaw pain and headaches. Teeth grinding could also damage teeth. This damage could lead to cavities, infection, and more. Both disorders could be caused by issues that cause bite imbalance, and untreated TMJ disorder could lead to bruxism, and vice-versa. When you have chronic pain in your head and neck, you should find help. We can even connect you with a dentist in Point Hope who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Treatment options often vary; for some, relief is possible following recontouring, which improves bite balance. For others, treating misalignment with Invisalign could ease strain and stop symptoms. The most common option offered by most dentists is an oral appliance, which fits like a mouthguard. If you need to find treatment from a Point Hope dentist. then contact our team!

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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
Alaska may be the biggest of all of the United States of America, but its population is the smallest at just under 742,000. The close - knit community is one of the state’ s most appealing aspects, next to its countless natural wonders, unmatched swath of beautiful coastlines, and relatively low cost of living.In the spirit of the state’ s ambience, Doctors Network is proud to provide Alaskans with highly affordable dental health care through our direct dental plans. Families and patients of all ages throughout Alaska can enjoy healthier smiles through unlimited preventive visits, as well as incredible discounts on cosmetic, restorative, and prosthodontic dental procedures.
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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
More than a quarter of Alaska’s residents are under the age of 18, and as they grow, their dental health needs will constantly evolve. Maintaining a regular schedule of preventive dental visits can be costly enough, especially without dental insurance. When more complex dental health needs become apparent, those costs can skyrocket, and dental insurance is not always enough to adequately cover them. With a direct dental plan from Doctors Network and your primary dentist’s office, you can ensure that you and your family will always have access to the personalized, high-quality care that you deserve. For instance, checkups and cleanings are only $25 per visit, and you can enjoy discounts of up to 90% on treatments such as fillings, crowns, teeth-whitening, Invisalign® aligners, and more.
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Doctors Network
Feb 2, 2022
Even if you have dental insurance, a Direct Dental Plan can still help you save on the out-of-pocket costs of dental care for your family. Joining the network only requires a low initial and monthly fee, both of which are set by your primary dentist. To learn more, or to sign up, ask your dentist about Doctors Network during your next visit. If your dentist is not already a part of the network, then you can visit the Doctors Network Website at https://www.doctorsnetwork.com/ and select a provider who is already located in Alaska.
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