Texas Wisdom Blog

May 9, 2022

3 Signs It’s Time to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:34 am
woman wincing with toothache touching jaw

The wisdom teeth are funny little creatures – they don’t always cause problems, but when they do, you’ll really know it. You may have heard from your dentist that you have wisdom teeth, but do they need to come out? Keep reading to find out the three signs that will tell you it’s time to schedule a wisdom teeth removal in Dallas.

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February 4, 2022

How Do I Know My Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:23 pm

When you hear the words “wisdom teeth,” what comes to mind? For many, they envision eating ice cream during the recovery process before they think of these teeth being the source of acute or chronic teeth and jaw pain. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) shared that roughly 85 percent of them need to be pulled for that very reason. Plus, 90 percent of patients with wisdom tooth pain have at least one impacted tooth. But, how will you know if you have one? Read on for warning signs and how wisdom teeth removal in Dallas can help.

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January 15, 2022

4 Ways to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

Dr. Chilcoat @ 9:45 am
failed dental implant

Dental implant failure is highly uncommon. Instead, these permanent prosthetics are known to have a success rate of around 95%. However, should poor oral hygiene, facial trauma, failed osseointegration, or improper placement lead to issues with your smile, it’s important that you seek professional help right away. In this article, we’ll look at which signs point to dental implant failure as well as what you can do to prevent this problem in the first place.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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