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Questions to Ask During Your Dermal Filler Consultation

December 20, 2023

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Woman receiving cosmetic injectionYour cosmetic dentist can help you turn back the clock without requiring surgery. Dermal fillers can add lift and volume to restore a youthful appearance. The biocompatible substance can help reverse the signs of aging. Your first step to looking younger is having a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are a few important questions to ask during your appointment to ensure dermal fillers are right for you. 

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Wisdom Tooth Woes: Finding the Roots of Pain

November 24, 2023

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A woman holding her cheek due to wisdom tooth pain at the dentist

If you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, it may be your wisdom teeth. These third molars come in late into your teen years or early adulthood. While some people have no issues with these additional teeth, others experience discomfort and others may need an extraction. But why does this happen?

Continue reading to delve into the reasons behind wisdom tooth pain and explore effective remedies to soothe your aching molars.

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5 Ways to Avoid Dry Socket After Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction

October 5, 2023

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Woman saying no to a straw

Tooth extractions are never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes they are necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. Fortunately, modern tooth extractions are very safe, but there is still a small chance that complications can occur. Approximately 2% to 5% of people end up developing dry socket. This is when the blood clot that naturally forms over the healing site becomes dislodged. Fortunately, this painful complication can be prevented by closely following your aftercare instructions. Here are some ways that you can help your smile heal quickly and without issues.

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Can I Safely Drink Coffee After My Tooth Extraction?

September 29, 2023

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Man in a gray shirt pressing one hand to his inflamed jaw while looking accusingly at his cup of coffee

Many people rely on a mug of coffee in the morning to get their day started. The burst of caffeine can really put some extra pep in your step! If you’re recuperating from a tooth extraction, though, it’s important to remember that there are some things that can hinder your healing. Unfortunately, a hot cup of joe is one of them! Keep reading to learn why you should avoid drinking it until your recovery is complete.

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Optimizing Your Lifestyle for Dental Implant Health

August 11, 2023

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A couple preparing a healthy meal to support their dental implants

For people with chronic oral health problems, life with dental implants is a lot easier than life without them. After you become accustomed to the prosthetic, you can almost forget it’s there. Your implants can drastically increase your quality of life, but they’re not indestructible.

Some of your daily habits could be affecting them in ways you can’t see. Read on to explore these habits and ways you can adjust your lifestyle to extend their life.

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What to Expect While Recovering from Dental Bone Grafting

July 13, 2023

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X-Ray highlights human jawbone

Dental implants allow patients with lost teeth to once more enjoy a compete and beautiful smile, but they need enough tissue to work with to be securely placed. In some cases where a patient does not have enough bone mass to support an implant, the dentist might recommend bone grafting to create a strong foundation by reinforcing the jaw. While dental implants are worth the effort, bone grafting does require some time to heal. Read on to learn what the recovery period is like and how to manage it.

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6 Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

June 8, 2023

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person at dentist undergoing tooth extraction

During a biannual checkup and cleaning, your dentist discovered an issue with one of your teeth, leading to the decision to remove it. While having a tooth pulled is not an ideal situation, there are several reasons why it may be necessary to preserve your oral health and avoid further problems. Read on to explore six common reasons for tooth extraction and gain insights into the procedure.

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Services You Could Need Before Getting Dental Implants

May 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 4:44 pm
A dental patient holding a dental implant model

If you’re missing a few teeth, you might want to try dental implants. These prosthetics happen to be the gold standard for tooth replacement. However, there’s something you should know: treatment candidates must meet certain criteria. To qualify, then, you may need preliminary work before getting dental implants. Luckily, your Coppell dentist can further explain things. Read on to learn why implants have requirements and the services you may need before treatment.

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Can I Replace My Front Teeth with Dental Implants?

April 11, 2023

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a patient receiving dental implants in Coppell

Have you lost or broken one or some of your pearly whites? If you want the most effective and long-lasting option for replacing them, then dental implants may be the ideal solution. They can provide the stability you need to enjoy a full and functional smile for several decades to a lifetime with proper care! However, you may be wondering if this is possible for teeth that are at the front of your smile. Keep reading to learn how dental implants can still be viable for replacing front teeth and the benefits you can expect from this treatment.  

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Will Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

March 31, 2023

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person wondering if everyone has wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt. If you’re in your twenties and have not had your wisdom teeth come in yet, you may be wondering if you’ll ever get them. Does everyone have wisdom teeth? Continue reading to learn whether it’s possible to never have your last set of molars come in, how to know if you have yours, and why they often have to be removed.

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