What’s Normal and What’s Not? Caring for Yourself After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

October 10, 2023

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Toy wooden model pliers and a row of toy wooden teeth on a blue background

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a procedure like any other that requires special aftercare to avoid complications. Your dentist will provide you with information that you’ll need to follow closely so your mouth can heal properly. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up in pain or with an infection. It can take 3-4 days to fully recuperate from a tooth extraction if you stick to the directions carefully, but longer if you don’t! Continue reading to learn more about how to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction.


How the Media Stokes Dental Anxiety

September 21, 2023

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A frightened woman receiving dental care

If you have a strong fear of dentists, you’re not alone. As many as 36% of Americans are afraid of professional dental treatment. Still, your dread may have been boosted by modern culture. Films, TV shows, and other forms of media often treat dentists as terrifying. In reality, though, these dental providers aren’t scary and ensure their procedures are nice and comfy. As proof, here’s a summary of the media and dental anxiety from your Dallas dentist.


Busting 6 Common Myths About Sedation Dentistry

August 11, 2023

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A woman wearing a nitrous oxide mask for sedation dentistry

While sedation dentistry has become one of the most common practices around the world, there are still many people who are confused about its use due to misinformation and popularized word-of-mouth myths.

The practice of sedation dentistry can completely change your experience or even enable you to get the work you need done in the first place by helping to reduce anxiety. Continue reading to bust six common myths about sedation dentistry and discover how it can help you relax at your next dental appointment.


Considering Nitrous Oxide? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know!

July 20, 2023

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Female dentist smiling at patient sitting in treatment chair

Have you been considering nitrous oxide to combat dental-related anxiety? If so, you may have already done your research and learned all about how safe, fast-acting, and effective it is. With that said, there is typically some information that patients are surprised to learn. The good news is that you can read on to learn a few additional things you should know about nitrous oxide right here!


Is it Safe to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

June 14, 2023

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a person smiling while waiting in an airport

You can’t always plan when you’ll need to have a tooth extracted. In many cases, this treatment is recommended as a solution to a painful or cracked tooth, making it impossible to plan the rest of your life around it. So, if you’re in the midst of having a tooth unexpectedly extracted and just remembered that you need to catch a flight in a few days for an upcoming vacation or work trip, remember that there’s no need to panic just yet! Read on to learn how flying following your procedure can impact your health and how long you’ll need to wait until it’s safe to travel on an airplane again.


Why Would Your Child Need Their Baby Tooth Removed?

May 6, 2023

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a child smiling and showing his baby teeth

It’s always exciting for your little one when they lose a baby tooth. Here comes the tooth fairy! Most children begin to lose their primary pearly whites around the age of six due to their permanent ones pushing through the gums. However, things don’t always go as planned and sometimes a  tooth extraction will be needed for your child’s oral health. Read on to learn the reasons for a baby tooth removal and some necessary information for you if your child will be going through the procedure.


Can I Drink Alcohol After Having a Tooth Removed?

April 6, 2023

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a glass of wine

It has been a few weeks since learning you need to have a tooth removed. As you prepare to undergo this procedure, you start to think about what recovery will be like. What foods can you eat? When can you return to work? Can you drink alcohol after tooth extraction? Although a glass of wine might sound divine after enduring such a complex form of treatment, hear from a dentist who can explain why you’re better off waiting to take a sip.


Is TMJ Dysfunction Causing Your Migraines?

March 24, 2023

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Woman with hands on head from migraineIf you suffer from recurring headaches, they can significantly affect your daily life. While many factors can lead to migraines, they may be caused by something you wouldn’t expect to be related. Believe it or not, disorders of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are linked to chronic migraines. Treating your jaw pain can be the solution you need to reduce the occurrence of headaches.


Why Wisdom Teeth Often Need Extraction

February 9, 2023

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An X-ray of wisdom teeth

If you’re a young adult, you may have wisdom teeth coming in. That’s only natural – most adults get them at some point! In that case, though, most dentists would say you should get wisdom teeth removal. The chompers might not cause problems now, but they likely will in the future. To prove it, your local dental practice is here with the evidence. Read on, then, to learn what wisdom teeth are and why they often need to be extracted.


Will My Diet Change with Veneers?

January 11, 2023

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woman smiling after getting veneers

Don’t like your smile? You’re not alone! Many people are unhappy with their teeth for several different reasons, including staining, discoloration, misalignment, chips, cracks, and gaps. Luckily, you can easily improve the appearance of your pearly whites with custom-made veneers. These ultra-thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain can mask almost any dental imperfection! Before moving forward with treatment, you probably want to know whether or not there will be a diet change. Read on to learn what to expect with your new smile!

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