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The Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard in teeth replacement options. These small titanium posts were first used in the 1960s, and ever since, they have been the ultimate solution for most dental problems. However, some patients aren’t suitable candidates for conventional titanium implants, mainly due to allergies or periodontal conditions. But this doesn’t necessarily mean… Read More »


If you are Sick, Should You Reschedule Your Extraction Appointment?

After putting off the issue for some time, you finally came to terms with the idea of getting your tooth extracted and made the dreaded appointment with your oral surgeon. However, that very same morning, you woke up feeling under the weather – it’s not serious enough to visit the doctor, but you aren’t feeling… Read More »


What Happens If I Don’t Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?

Wisdom teeth extraction is by far one of the most dreaded dental procedures. Unfortunately, only a few lucky patients can avoid this minor oral surgery. Wisdom teeth cause problems more often than not, and in this blog, we will explain what makes these teeth so particular and why it is essential to have them removed… Read More »


5 Things you May Not Have Known about Oral Cancer

Oral cancer (also known as mouth cancer) refers to any malign tumor developed in the soft tissues of the oral cavity or oropharynx (upper throat). Mouth cancer has different locations, but it typically appears on the sides of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth, the lips, or the gums…. Read More »


Can Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out Help with Gum Disease?

It is a fact that no patient enjoys dental extractions. The needles, the anesthesia, the “pressure,” the post-op, and many other features make this dental procedure particularly unpleasant. That’s why most patients postpone the decision of removing their wisdom teeth until they hurt or cause further dental problems. But at Hill Country Oral Surgery in… Read More »


Do You Need a Referral to See an Oral Surgeon?

Are you looking for an oral surgeon in Austin? Do you wonder if you can schedule a consultation directly with the specialist? Well, the answer depends on the type of dental treatment you need, the practice policies, and the insurance regulations. Do I Need to See an Oral Surgeon? Oral surgeons are dentists who are… Read More »


6 Myths Debunked About Dental Implants

Are dental implants the best choice to replace missing teeth? Many patients doubt implants’ efficiency and convenience, but in most cases, it is mainly due to misleading or false information. Read on how we debunk these myths about implants, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a long-lasting smile! 1- Implant Surgery is… Read More »


Can I Get a Dental Implant the Same Day as Extraction?

Many people aren’t entirely sure about getting dental implants because they “just take too long.” You usually have to wait for a minimum of 10 weeks between the extraction and the implant surgery and then another four to six months to have that implant restored with a dental crown or bridge. However, at Hill Country… Read More »


How to Avoid Coffee and Tea Stains on Your Teeth

Are you tired of seeing those dark stains in your front teeth every time you look in the mirror? Well, you’re not the only one. Most people that drink tea and coffee very often have the same problem. Besides being absolutely necessary for your daily routine, these beverages have the downside of producing those brown… Read More »


When Can I Eat Solid Food after Wisdom Teeth Removal?

At Hill Country Oral Surgery, we understand that wisdom teeth removal can be a complicated procedure. It involves a minor surgery that can be distressing for many patients and has a recovery time that can last up to seven days. During this time, patients usually feel discomfort. They need to modify many aspects of their… Read More »