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4 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

At Hill Country Oral Surgery, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. We know that no dental implant or teeth replacement option will ever look and feel as good as your own pearly whites, so we do our best to save them with state-of-the-art restorative procedures. However, on some… Read More »


What You Need to Know About Oral Surgery if You Have Diabetes

You probably have heard about diabetes before. Maybe you or any member of your family are one of the 34.2 million Americans that suffer from this chronic disease. If so, you’d know how diabetes can alter lifestyles and interfere with common medical treatments and procedures. When it comes to dental treatment, the good news is… Read More »


Why Do you Have to Avoid Straws After Oral Surgery?

One of the first post-operative instructions you receive after a tooth extraction is to avoid drinking through straws for at least 24 hours. You might have heard this indication if you or any family member ever had a tooth removed, but do you know why it is so important? This blog explains in detail how… Read More »


Help! My Dental Implant Fell Out; What Now?

It is a fact that dental implants can last a lifetime. However, this doesn’t mean that they cannot fail. Although most patients enjoy their implants for years and years without inconveniences, we want you to be ready if you encounter this unexpected problem. Which Part of the Implant Fell Out? The first step is to… Read More »


When Should You Get an Oral Pathology Screening?

Oral health contributes significantly to overall health. In many cases, oral pathologies are the first sign of a more serious systemic condition, so their early diagnosis is crucial for patients’ well-being. In this blog, we will explain what an oral pathology screening is and why it is critical to have your smile thoroughly checked on… Read More »


Should You Get Oral Surgery If You are On a Blood Thinner?

The term “blood thinner” may ring a bell for those patients with heart conditions. It is a common medication that prevents multiple heart problems and is vital to millions of Americans these days. This type of medication helps countless patients, but some things need to be considered when taking blood thinners. Patients need to be… Read More »


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 »