Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants Blog

September 1, 2023

Do Tooth Extractions Cure Gum Disease?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:16 am
Gloved hand carefully holding extracted tooth

Gum disease is a potentially devastating oral health condition. It can adversely impact your ability to eat a balanced diet and smile with confidence. In its advanced stages, it can even cause your teeth to become loose! If you have been struggling with severe gum disease for a while, you may be contemplating the prospect of getting your teeth removed. But do tooth extractions actually cure gum disease? Or is there another reason why they are frequently part of a periodontal (gum) treatment plan? This blog post provides helpful information.


August 31, 2023

What Is Dry Socket? How Can You Prevent It?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:25 am
Illustration of dry socket after tooth extraction

Following a tooth extraction, most people return to feeling normal within a week or two. For some, it takes just a few days to bounce back. In rare cases, though, a complication known as dry socket develops. It can seriously slow down your healing process and cause a significant amount of pain. What is dry socket? What can you do to prevent it? This blog post provides practical information to help you enjoy a smooth recovery.


August 15, 2023

Is It Safe to Drink Coffee after a Tooth Extraction?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:44 am
Woman on sofa, sipping coffee

After you get a tooth extracted, you must go through a brief recovery period. During that time, it will be necessary for you to adjust some of your daily habits. For example, you may need to get more rest than usual and stick to eating soft foods. But what about your morning cup of Joe? Is it safe to drink coffee after a tooth extraction? This blog post explains what you should know.


July 2, 2023

What Issues Can Arise from Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 12:45 am
a patient suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth

The emergence of the wisdom teeth is a hallmark of young adulthood; however, these teeth often don’t show up in a timely or trouble-free manner. When they fail to erupt or align properly, can become impacted and give rise to several troublesome oral health problems. While not everyone experiences health issues related to their wisdom teeth, when it happens, it’s usually pretty unpleasant. Continue reading below to learn more about some of the problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth, along with how your dentist can help get your smile back to feeling great!


May 25, 2023

Wisdom Tooth Recovery Tips

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:32 pm

Model of impacted wisdom toothIf you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, don’t worry about a long or painful recovery. However, you can expect some pain and discomfort for a few days while your mouth heals. You can ensure there aren’t any complications along the way by following 8 simple tips during your wisdom tooth recovery.


February 15, 2023

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 10:08 am
dentist smiling, touching cheek, and holding dental implant model

Dental implants are the tooth replacement option of choice for many patients. They are the only option that replaces the roots of the teeth as well as the crowns. As useful as they are, implants can be somewhat of an investment. If you’re considering getting them, you may be wondering if it’s worth the money. Keep reading as we discuss the reasons why dental implants are worth the cost.


October 20, 2022

Are Dental Implants Covered by Dental Insurance?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 4:17 pm
Dental insurance form

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you know how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, including chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, dental implants are available to restore your smile, but you know they are quite an investment. Will your dental insurance be able to help you out or will you be left to pay for treatment on your own? Read on to learn more about how your insurance will play a role in the process of getting dental implants.


September 2, 2022

3 Warning Signs of An Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Dr. Chilcoat @ 2:05 am
Illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth.

Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that usually make an appearance inside your mouth during your late teenage years—however, they don’t always make a friendly entrance! Although they can sometimes emerge without complications, the majority of patients struggle with issues that result in the teeth needing to be extracted. One such issue is an impacted wisdom tooth; and it’s often accompanied by a great deal of pain! Here’s more from your dentist about impacted wisdom teeth and three warning signs that indicate you should seek treatment.


August 5, 2022

5 Things to Avoid Doing After Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Chilcoat @ 8:35 am
woman worried about dental implant surgery in Dallas

Have you committed to undergoing dental implant surgery in Dallas? With this advanced tooth replacement treatment, you’ll be able to enjoy the look and function of your full smile again! This method does involve a minor oral procedure and a recovery period. To ensure a smooth healing process and successful treatment, you’ll need to practice certain measures when caring for your new teeth. Keep reading to learn five things you’ll want to avoid right after your dental implant surgery.  


July 29, 2022

5 Reasons Summer is Great for Dental Implants

Dr. Chilcoat @ 12:27 pm

Older woman sitting on couch smilingIf you have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Dallas, this is it! Summer is a great time to start your journey to a complete smile. You can still enjoy the warmer weather and soak up the sunshine while investing in a permanent solution to treat your tooth loss. Here are 5 reasons to invest in dental implants before fall. 


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