Do All-On-4 Dentures Take Long To Heal?

Sixty years ago, innovations in dental health available today would have been unimaginable. For example, teeth that look and feel natural after permanent tooth loss would not have been possible. But today, we can access innovative procedures like All-On-4 dental replacement. All-on-4 dental implants are cost-effective for missing teeth, advanced gum disease, or severe dental… Read More »

What Dental Solutions Are Best For Replacing Teeth?

Dentistry and Oral Surgery exist to ensure men, women, and children have strong, healthy teeth for a lifetime to eat, smile and talk confidently. Unfortunately, a complete set of teeth is not a reality for many, with over fifty percent of Americans missing at least one permanent tooth. Yet, while the doctors at Hill Country… Read More »

Energy Drinks and Your Teeth

As many health enthusiasts will tell you, water is the best fluid to drink. But some people who pump iron, run, cycle, or include other rigorous activities in their daily lifestyle fuel their activities with ample amounts of energy drinks. Over the past 20 years, these colorful beverages have gained tremendous popularity with athletes and… Read More »

Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction

At Hill Country Oral surgery, our team strives to preserve natural teeth. No matter how perfectly the teeth replacement treatment is performed, it will never be as convenient as your pearly whites. That’s why our dentists insist on keeping them healthy through preventive dentistry and restorative treatments like fillings or crowns.   Unfortunately, sometimes teeth… Read More »

When does an underbite need surgery?

Did you know there’s more than one treatment alternative for deep underbites? Most people believe that these bite problems can only be solved with orthodontics. However, the truth is when there’s a skeletal compromise in underbites, the results with orthodontic treatment tend to fall short. Jawbone surgery is the ultimate treatment for severe underbites –… Read More »

Toothache Remedies to Try at Home

Toothaches can be caused by multiple factors, like decay, trauma, and bruxism. Our team agrees that visiting the dentist as soon as the pain starts is crucial. The only way of getting rid of toothaches is to address their cause, so, in these cases, you have no choice but to visit the office to get… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between a Root Canal and a Root Extraction?

If your dentist discovers a problem with your tooth’s anatomical root, they may recommend a root canal or root extraction. You may assume these treatment approaches are identical, but they are diametrically opposed. While root canal treatments are a restorative attempt to save a tooth, a root extraction intends to remove the rest of a… Read More »

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 »