Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants Blog

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. 


June 7, 2022

3 Compelling Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:39 am
Female teenage patient smiling after wisdom tooth removal in Dallas

Did you know each one of your teeth has a specific purpose? For example, front teeth are excellent at tearing food into pieces, while molars are better at grinding food into small bits. However, because modern foods are easier to chew, wisdom teeth are no longer needed. That’s part of the reason why approximately 10 million wisdom teeth are removed each year, according to research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. In fact, leaving wisdom teeth in your smile can lead to oral health trouble in certain circumstances. Keep reading to discover three compelling reasons for wisdom tooth removal in Dallas.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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