Tag: oral surgery

Should I See an Oral Surgeon?

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When you go to your family physician, they’re there to help you take care of most of your basic health needs, prescribe medications, and guide you toward specific care services or surgeries that arise. But as a general care provider, they don’t specialize in cardiovascular needs, endocrinology disorders, or even perform major reconstructive surgeries there… Read more »

Common Wisdom Tooth Complications

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Wisdom teeth typically start to erupt sometime during high school. Depending on the person, the symptoms can come and go or range from mild to chronic.   At Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, we see several common symptoms of impacted and infected wisdom teeth. Here are some of the more frequent “red… Read more »

Is Dental Anxiety Getting in the Way of Your Oral Surgery?

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Dental anxiety, regardless of how “mild” or “severe” it may feel, can often be a barrier when it comes to accessing the dental treatment you deserve. Even if you know you need a particular procedure performed, just one bad experience from the past can prevent you from even scheduling a consultation with your dentist.  … Read more »

Impacted Canines: Causes and Treatment

Canines, cuspids, and “eye teeth.” Each of these names refer to those four more pointed teeth that are located in the corners of our smile (just past our front incisors). Their shape makes them ideal for cutting and tearing into firmer food textures, such as meat.   In a typical scenario, permanent adult canines erupt… Read more »

Top 4 Side Effects of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, removing them can be a proactive way to ensure the best scenario for your overall smile. Here are four common side-effects that we see from fully or partially-impacted third molars:     Pressure and Discomfort Wisdom tooth pain is the primary reason why people seek out care. The pressure… Read more »

Do I Need a Referral to See an Oral Surgeon?

If you’re thinking about getting an opinion on a specialized procedure — such as dental implants or wisdom tooth removal — you may be wondering which type of dental provider you need to see. Perhaps you already have a general dentist or maybe you haven’t been to a dental office in years. But you do… Read more »

What to Expect During an Oral Surgery Consultation

Planning to visit an oral surgeon for the first time? Your initial visit will be an oral surgery consultation to discuss your needs, concerns, and our Midlothian specialist’s recommendations.     Will I Need X-rays or a CT Scan?   Oral surgery involves careful articulation of procedures performed just adjacent to a complex network of… Read more »