Foods To Include in Your Recovery Following Oral Surgery

Patients prepared for oral surgery typically experience a quick and successful recovery. Your dietary needs following oral surgery depend on your overall health, the surgery, oral function impact, and the expected healing period. A liquid or soft food diet is typically required for a few days following your oral surgery. Hill County Oral Surgery recommends… 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 »

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 »

Why Is Oral Pathology Important?

We hope to never have pain or dental issues. With good preventative care, that’s usually the case. But sometimes, even with the best habits in place for dental hygiene, stuff happens.  Oral pathology seeks to diagnose and treat problems that make your mouth or teeth ache. If you’re not sure what’s wrong with your mouth,… Read More »

Easy-to-Eat Meals After Oral Surgery

Although oral surgery can be a daunting experience, many patients find recovery just as tricky if they don’t know what foods to eat. You must stay away from foods that not only can affect the results, but also damage your teeth and gums. For most oral surgeries — such as tooth extraction and wisdom teeth… Read More »

The Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Implants

The Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Implants Hill Country Oral Surgery is proud to offer metal-free dental implants to our patients in Austin, TX. These strong and durable implants provide our patients with another option for tooth replacement and restoration. We want to help you get your smile back. Come in for a consultation to learn… Read More »

Recovering from Root Surgery (Apicoectomy)


Infection and disease can affect any part of the tooth. When infected tissues are located below the gumline and root canal treatment has failed, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend an apicoectomy, also known as root-end surgery. A skillfully executed root-end procedure may be able to save your tooth. Do you need an apicoectomy… Read More »

Leukoplakia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Spotting a new white or gray patch inside of the mouth can be a disturbing find. Is it cancer? Is it treatable? We always encourage our patients to get in touch with us if they see changes in their oral health or if they develop any patches or spots that don’t go away. Leukoplakia is… Read More »

What Causes Dental Implant Failure and How Can You Avoid It?

  Dental implants are designed to last. With proper use, they can enhance your smile and restore dental function for decades. At Hill Country Oral Surgery, we regularly perform dental implant placement in Austin, TX and have an excellent success rate. Unfortunately, dental implants do occasionally fail. This is not a common problem but can… Read More »