Dental Care: Why it Matters

Dental Care: Why it Matters

Oral health care is important? Approximately one-third of American adults are concerned about or dislike  their smiles. If you’re one of those Americans, then you can do something about your oral health care. An oral surgeon is a dental practitioner who specializes in the overall care and condition of your teeth. From tooth replacement procedures to keeping cavities at bay — and treating any existing cavities you may have — this specialist works hard to keep your mouth in healthy condition. Whether you have dental health coverage or not, investing in your smile is worth every penny. Here are the reasons why your oral health is a major big deal; […]

Tooth Replacement Options- Which One is Best?

Tooth Replacement Options- Which One is Best?

Around 3 million people currently have chosen dental implants for their tooth replacement and that number is growing every day. Finding dental implants in Waco may be a great solution for your tooth replacement needs. Deciding whether dental implants are for you or not starts with discussing your options with your oral surgeon. Learning more about this dental procedure is a good place to start. What Are Implants? Dental implants are made up of a few different parts. Technically only the pin that is inserted into your bone is the “implant” part. All other parts are above the gum line including the tooth that is screwed down to the implant. […]

Why Look For Dental Implants?

Why Look For Dental Implants?

Many people are understandably anxious about getting dental implants, and for some, this anxiety leads to them avoiding necessary dental care and oral surgery. However, going through with dental surgery to receive dental implants can be life changing in cases where these implants are genuinely needed. Here are just a few ways that getting tooth replacements can improve your overall quality of life after the procedure. Eating When you’ve had a tooth extraction or are in another situation where you may be missing teeth, tasks that were once simple like eating can become a challenge. Even if eating with missing teeth isn’t necessarily difficult, it can be uncomfortable for some. […]

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

About 3 million people have dental implants each year and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. While the process isn’t incredibly invasive, it does help to understand how to prepare and what to expect before the day of the procedure. With that in mind, here are just a few tips on how to best prepare for your dental implants procedure. Dietary Restrictions First, if you will be sedated during the procedure, your oral surgeon will advise you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the procedure. This helps to keep nausea symptoms at bay after the procedure is over and you reawaken. If you’re just […]

TMJ Headaches: The Basics

Headaches affect millions of people in the U.S. every day. The cause of these headaches can be a mystery for many people and one of the last places you might consider would be your jaw. Yet, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause severe headaches leading to a chronic problem. What Are TMJ Headaches? It can be difficult to determine the difference between general headaches and TMJ headaches. Tension in the jaw can cause tension in the TMJ muscles on the top of the head, which you might experience as a TMJ headache. TMJ pain may be more common than you think: according to the American Migraine Foundation, 1 in 10 […]