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 »


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 »


How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants is the first step, but implant aftercare is just as important. To avoid unnecessary discomfort, pain, and complications, you must take special care of your new smile. The text below will explore dental implant aftercare, including the day of your surgery and the weeks that follow. Begin Aftercare Immediately As soon as… Read More »


How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants is the first step, but implant aftercare is just as important. To avoid unnecessary discomfort, pain, and complications, you must take special care of your new smile. The text below will explore dental implant aftercare, including the day of your surgery and the weeks that follow. Begin Aftercare Immediately As soon as… Read More »


Dental Implants or Dentures?

You may think tooth decay or missing teeth are only a cosmetic problem. But ignoring dental issues can lead to several health concerns, too. Around 120 million American citizens have lost one tooth or more. Losing a tooth does not affect your oral functions alone. It influences the jawbone, the foundation for your teeth. Your… Read More »


Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?

Dental health is essential to us all because it not only affects the quality of our smile but, in many ways, it influences our quality of life. Besides the ability to offer a brilliant smile, a healthy mouth allows us to eat correctly, breathe without obstruction, speak with expression, and get into close encounters with… Read More »


Best Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Does the idea of eating ice cream or having a cold drink make you wince? If so, you may be dealing with a common dental issue — sensitive teeth. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, roughly 40 million people in the United States face tooth sensitivity daily. This painful zinging is hard to ignore,… Read More »


Can Chewing Gum Really Clean Your Mouth?

Though candy is not the best thing to put in your mouth for optimal oral health, one tasty treat can provide oral hygiene benefits. Sugar-free chewing gum is not only safe for your teeth, but can also help maintain your dental health.  Here’s how. Stimulates Salivary Glands Sufficient amounts of saliva neutralize harmful bacteria by… Read More »


Keeping the Bleeding Down When You Get a Tooth Extracted

After having a tooth pulled, it is essential to follow these necessary aftercare instructions to maximize your healing. If your gums don’t stop bleeding, you should contact us immediately to determine the best course of action. In the meantime, here are some helpful hints to practice after a tooth extraction to reduce excessive bleeding. Stop… Read More »


Is Bone Grafting Necessary After Tooth Extraction?

Whether the cause of your problems was trauma or tooth decay, tooth extraction is sometimes the best solution for preserving a patient’s oral health. However, removing teeth can impact a person’s wellbeing in other ways. Bone grafting is an excellent solution to help protect dentition and prepare an individual’s smile for future restorative care. Here’s… Read More »