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What Is the Average Cost of Dental Implants in Dallas?

November 15, 2023

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woman smiling with dental implant in mouth

Dental implants have revolutionized the world of tooth replacement, offering a long-lasting and natural-looking solution for those with missing teeth. If you’re considering dental implants in Dallas, it’s crucial to understand the associated costs and financing options to make an informed decision about your oral health. Read on to learn about the average costs of dental implants and your available financing options to ensure this treatment stays within your budget!

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Eating & Drinking After All-on-4 Surgery

September 29, 2023

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All-on-4 upper dentureAll-on-4 dentures are a great option for patients who don’t want to go without any teeth while their mouth heals from dental implant surgery. You’ll be fitted with your new set of teeth on the same day as your placement surgery. However, you can’t rush home to eat a juicy steak right away. You will have to watch what you eat for several weeks to allow your jawbone to fuse to your implant posts. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your refrigerator is well-stocked with foods and drinks that are approved by your implant dentist.

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Discovering the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis

June 14, 2023

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Close-up of smile with signs of gum disease

When your periodontist is examining your mouth for signs of gum disease, they may mention gingivitis and periodontitis. What do these terms refer to? Simply put, they are actually two distinct stages of gum disease, and it’s important to know what sets them apart if you want to address them properly. Here’s a brief look at the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis – as well as how they can both be dealt with.

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Will Wisdom Teeth Stitches Dissolve on Their Own?

April 3, 2023

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patient smiling after wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the mouth, typically between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth extractions involve the surgical removal of the third molars to address issues such as impaction, overcrowding, infection, or potential damage to adjacent teeth or jawbone. After your wisdom tooth extraction, it’s natural to have questions about the stitches and whether they will dissolve on their own. Continue reading to learn all the necessary information about wisdom teeth stitches, including whether they will dissolve on their own as well as valuable tips for post-extraction care to facilitate a smooth recovery.

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Will Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

February 21, 2023

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X-ray of a patient with all four wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth tend to be an inconvenience when they show up. You think that everything in your mouth has settled into place, then one day you have to worry about removing a tooth that you didn’t even know you had.

If you’re in your twenties and still haven’t gotten your wisdom teeth, you might wonder if you’ve dodged a bullet. You might think: “Will I ever even get my wisdom teeth?” If you want the answer to this question, here’s a guide to tell you what you want to know.

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Dental Sedation: What Does It Feel Like?

December 14, 2022

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patient under sedation in Dallas

Your dentist understands that extensive dental care can cause anxiety. This is common among many adults. However, it doesn’t have to lead to oral healthcare neglect. Instead, there is a solution that can reduce your fears – sedation dentistry. With many options available, it is a great way to not only combat feelings of worry but also ensure that you receive the treatment you need most comfortably. But what does dental sedation feel like? A local periodontist is here to explain.

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Answering Some of the Most Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

November 3, 2022

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young patient smiling before her dental appointment

If you’re someone who’d rather be anywhere else in the world than the dentist’s office, then you aren’t alone! In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 9 – 20% of US adults are affected with “dentophobia.” Because of this, sedation dentistry has emerged as one of the most popular solutions for treating this! Keep reading as we answer a few of the most common questions concerning sedation dentistry and talk about why it’s a great answer for dental-related anxiety, among other things!

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Why You Might Need a Bone Graft Before Dental Implants

October 19, 2022

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Illustration of bone grafting for the upper jaw

You’ve decided that dental implants are your best choice for restoring your smile, so recently you scheduled a consultation with your periodontist to learn more about the process. However, they told you that before implant surgery can be performed, you’ll need to get a bone graft. What exactly is a bone graft, and why does it have to be done before you can get dental implants? Here’s what you need to know about this procedure and why it may be a necessary step in rebuilding your smile.

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Avoid Gum Disease with Dental Insurance Benefits

September 22, 2022

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A patient hoping to avoid gum disease

You’d be surprised at how easily you can get gum disease. As it turns out, half of all American adults eventually suffer from it. Even so, many don’t notice the illness until it’s already done severe damage and led to expensive treatments. However, your dentist can prevent such things by nipping your gum disease at a dental checkup. As a result, you’d spare yourself a lot of pain and financial charges. Read on to learn how to avoid gum disease and its awful effects with dental insurance benefits.

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4 Great Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

September 14, 2022

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A patient receiving sedation dentistry

In most cases, sedation dentistry gets associated with dental anxiety. After all, many patients receive it to feel less afraid during their treatments. However, did you know that the field can do more than just ease your worries? The truth is that dental sedation can serve a variety of helpful purposes. As such, even those without dentist-related fears can benefit from its sedatives. To learn more, here are four benefits that come from receiving sedation dentistry.

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