Texas Wisdom Blog

December 1, 2021

How To: Enjoy the Holidays While Healing from Oral Surgery

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:13 am
Two friends smiling while holiday shopping

The holidays are a time for family, shopping, and indulging in lots and lots of food. However, there is another perk that comes with this time of year: more time off! If you’re planning to use this opportunity to get oral surgery, then you may be wondering how to enjoy the holidays and prioritize healing. For a few tips to help, read on!


October 25, 2021

What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:35 pm
Dental insurance paperwork on clipboard in Dallas

You know your dental insurance is important, but do you know how it works? Recent surveys indicate that thousands of dollars’ worth of unused dental benefits go to waste every year. If you don’t know what your dental insurance covers, then it can be nearly impossible to maximize the benefits you’re paying for! Read on as we go over some important basics about what you can expect from your dental insurance coverage.


August 10, 2021

Does Dental Implant Treatment Hurt? An Oral Surgeon Explains.

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:09 pm
Oral surgeon explaining how dental implants in Dallas work

If you’ve heard about dental implants, you may already know that they are capable of replacing just about any number of teeth and making your smile complete from top-to-bottom. However, if you’re wondering if placing dental implants in Dallas is a painful experience, you’ll want to keep reading. According to an oral surgeon, you have very little to worry about when it comes to your comfort levels. Here’s why!


May 9, 2021

5 Reasons Why an Oral Surgeon May Recommend a Tooth Extraction

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:33 am
Patient learning about her tooth extraction in Dallas from dentist

Are you being told that you need a tooth extracted? While this may be unfortunate news, it’s certainly not something that an oral surgeon wants to consider as a first option. In fact, an extraction is only recommended as a last resort. Therefore, there is always a good reason a dental professional may suggest you need a tooth extraction in Dallas. If you find yourself in any of the following situations, your tooth may not be viable.


January 28, 2021

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth If They’re Almost Always Removed?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:59 pm
Dentist explaining wisdom teeth removal in Dallas to patient.

Between the ages of 17 and 21, you’ll likely start to notice additional teeth erupting in the back of your mouth. During your routine visit, there’s a good chance your dentist will tell you that they need to come out at some point before they cause problems later. Like many others, you’re probably wondering why you even have these teeth to begin with if they more often than not only cause headaches later, both literally and for your oral health. Today, an oral surgeon breaks down their history and why so many need wisdom teeth removal in Dallas to begin with.


December 4, 2020

7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Mouth After Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Chilcoat @ 3:00 pm
man holding ice pack to his cheek after getting dental implants in Dallas

Getting dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone is the first step in rebuilding your smile after tooth loss. In order to make sure that your implants heal correctly and are able to last a long time, you need to be careful in the few days after your procedure. Here are seven easy tips for taking care of your mouth after getting dental implants in Dallas.


September 8, 2020

Why Do I Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:28 pm

Dental implant placed after bone graft in Dallas.Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? That’s great! Unfortunately, your dentist has informed you that you need an additional procedure before you can get started. Don’t worry, many patients need a bone graft in Dallas before they can undergo their placement surgery. Although it adds an extra step to your journey, it’s essential to ensure your new smile has the strong foundation it needs to thrive. Here’s why your dentist recommends bone grafting before moving forward.


August 28, 2020

Computer-Guided VS Conventional Implant Placement

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:58 pm

Image representing computer-guided implant placement in Dallas.Innovative technologies transform every aspect of your dental care, including the process of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. A CT cone beam scanner is used to determine your candidacy for the procedure while other advancements enhance each step in your treatment moving forward, like computer-guided implant placement in Dallas. The state-of-the-art technology allows for pinpoint precision to minimize any room for error. When compared to traditional surgery, using modern technologies offers exceptional advantages to ensure your investment in dental implants is a success.


July 24, 2020

IV Sedation: Steps to Follow Before and After Oral Surgery

Dr. Chilcoat @ 1:38 pm

Dentist explaining IV sedation to patientWhether you are opting for dental implants, having an impacted wisdom tooth removed, or receiving treatment for issues with your jaw, IV sedation is a crucial part of the oral surgery process. Not only does it safely allow your surgeon to complete the procedure, but it also can ease anxiety and help you feel more comfortable during your visit. However, if specific instructions are not followed both before and after, then you may experience negative side effects (like vomiting). Therefore, an oral surgeon is sharing what to do before your IV sedation in Dallas, as well as steps to take after your surgery.


April 20, 2020

What To Do After Your Wisdom Teeth Have Been Extracted

Dr. Chilcoat @ 4:30 pm

X-ray of a woman who needs wisdom teeth extractions in Dallas. When wisdom teeth erupt, most people are only worried about the surgery required to remove them. This is perfectly normal. After all, it’s not every day you get a tooth removed. What most people don’t think about is the recovery process after the extraction. Once the effects of anesthesia wear off, it’s going to take a few days for everything in your mouth to feel comfortable again. To make the process more tolerable, follow these guidelines from an oral surgeon who has performed multiple wisdom teeth extractions in Dallas.


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