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Teeth in a day There are many people who have been suffering with several broken down and painful teeth or poor fitting and nonfunctional dentures. They may have gone to the dentist over the years and repaired things along the way, but they have finally reached a point where they cannot chew well or enjoy their food, and… Read More »


Apicoectomies

Apicoectomy or Root-end Surgery The purpose of root canal therapy is to clean the diseased or infected tissue from the inside of a tooth and then seal it to prevent further infection. This treatment can be complicated by a variety of factors, and the root canal therapy alone may not be successful at clearing the established infection. There may also… Read More »


Bone Grafting & Sinus Lift

Bone Grafting At Hill Country Oral Surgery we are well trained in the bone grafting procedures required for the placement of functional and aesthetic dental implants. We have performed many of these procedures successfully for people who are simply missing teeth as well as for patients who have had severe traumas. Why would I need bone grafting prior… Read More »


Dental Implants

At Hill Country Oral Surgery, we have performed countless dental implant procedures. We are well versed in all aspects of the dental implant process, including hard and soft tissue grafting, as well as managing dental implant complications. You can have the utmost confidence in choosing a provider at Hill Country Oral Surgery as your dental implant surgeon. What are… Read More »


Facial Trauma

The dental specialist performs the proper treatment of facial injuries. These professionals must be well versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation – not just for physical reasons but emotional as well. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the… Read More »


Impacted Canines

An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems (see Impacted Wisdom Teeth under Procedures). Since there is rarely… Read More »


Jaw Surgery

Do your teeth seem a bit out of alignment? Do you have trouble sleeping because of breathing difficulties? When you smile, do you show less tooth and more gum than you would like? Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic) is a specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) designed to correct an array of major and minor… Read More »


Office Anesthesia

What are my anesthetic options? We understand that each patient has their own reservations about surgery as well as anesthesia. At your consultation we will discuss the options available to you. We can individualize your procedure to alleviate any anxiety. With our broad scope of training we can deliver local anesthetics, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous (IV) sedations also… Read More »


Oral Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a… Read More »


Pre-Prosthetic

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone… Read More »


Tooth Extraction

Pulling teeth does not have to feel like “pulling teeth”. Our ultimate goal at Hill Country Oral Surgery is to help you navigate this process on your terms and ease your trepidations along the way. What can I expect from getting a single tooth taken out? Most people who get single teeth extracted usually can get back to… Read More »


Wisdom Teeth

Why wisdom tooth extraction? Wisdom teeth, often called third molars, are the final four teeth to erupt into the mouth. Many people do not need wisdom teeth extraction if they are fully exposed and without pathology. However, often times there is not enough room for these teeth to come into the correct position and to be maintained in… Read More »