Questions About COVID-19

At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. The health and well-being of our patients, employees and community remains our priority. Therefore, the practice is complying with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order which limits medical and dental procedures to only those that are deemed emergent.

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Causes & Cures of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Your wisdom teeth are located in the very back of your mouth, and if they're starting to cause pain it’s probably time to have them looked at. There are a several reasons why your wisdom teeth could be bothering you, and most of those reasons lead you down the same path: Wisdom Teeth Removal.

Some people never have a problem with their wisdom teeth and for that reason never have to have them removed. However, the majority of people DO need to have their wisdom teeth removed because they don’t have room to grow in without becoming impacted or shifting other teeth. The key thing to note in any situation is this: wisdom teeth rarely cause pain unless there is something wrong.

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

If you have one or more teeth that are missing, a dental implant is one of the best options there is for replacing the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants look and feel more realistic than other options which is why more and more people are opting for them. If you have a missing tooth and are considering dental implants, you may find yourself wondering if dental implants are safe. Here is some information that you need to know. 

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Oral Surgery and Senior Citizens

There are more people over the age of 65 than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of older Americans will nearly double from 47.8 million in 2015 to 98.2 million in 2060. Many of these older adults will be challenged with multiple health concerns, including dental conditions which may require surgical attention.

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Had Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Here’s What Is and Isn’t on the Post-Surgery Menu

After having their wisdom teeth removed many people experience very little pain while others are not so fortunate. However, it's important to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet, and the first week of food choices is crucial for proper healing and for preventing infection. Here are some foods that are ideal menu selections for the first few days along with culinary options that you should avoid.

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Texas Dentists Discuss the Five Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing is one of the best things you can do to maintain your great smile for the rest of your life.

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Factors that Affect Dental Implant Lifespan

Dental implants can last for years — or even a lifetime in some cases. Gösta Larsson of Gothenburg, Sweden, was the first person to receive dental implants in 1965; when Larsson died in 2006, his dental implants had lasted more than 40 years. Certain factors can shorten and lengthen the lifespan of dental implants.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are teeth that erupt in the very back of your mouth on both the top and the bottom. These teeth come in much later in life, which is often why they are called wisdom teeth, as you are wiser by the time they erupt. Many dentists recommend having your wisdom teeth removed, but not everyone gets theirs removed, nor does everyone need theirs removed. Here are three questions you may have about wisdom teeth, as well as the answers. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About An Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is one of the most serious dental conditions that you can have. It can cause severe dental and facial pain, cause someone to become extremely ill, or can even lead to death. Due to the severity of this dental condition, it is important that everyone understand what an abscessed tooth is and what the signs are that one is present so that they can get emergency dental care if they suspect they have an abscessed tooth. Here are a few frequently asked questions about an abscessed tooth and the answers. 

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Questions About Dental Surgery? Here's What You Should Ask.

For any office-based dental surgical procedure all levels of sedation may be safely, comfortably and predictably provided to patients when administered and monitored by an anesthesia team led by a well-trained and highly skilled surgeon. 

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