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Why Do I Need a Sinus Lift Before Getting Dental Implants?

December 4, 2022

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Illustration of dental instrument being used during sinus lift surgery

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are likely eager to get them replaced as soon as possible. Therefore, you might be a little disappointed if your oral surgeon informs you that you need to undergo a sinus lift surgery before you can move forward with getting dental implants. What exactly is a sinus lift, and why is it sometimes necessary? Read on below to discover the answers.

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How to Properly Floss with Dental Implants

November 21, 2022

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container of dental floss, used to care for dental implants in Houston

Dental implants in Houston are a great investment in your oral and overall health. Taking good care of your replacement teeth is important for ensuring that they stand the test of time. That involves brushing and flossing regularly — but when it comes to the latter, you may find it difficult to adjust to the proper technique to really clean around your implants. Would you like some guidance on this aspect of your oral hygiene routine?  Keep reading below for more information on whether you should floss your implants and how you can do so safely.

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Still Have Baby Teeth As an Adult? Choose Dental Implants

November 17, 2022

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Dental implants in Houston are placed in a state-of-the-art office

A child’s first set of teeth (primary, or “baby” teeth) usually fall out beginning around age 6 or 7. When everything goes like it should, each one is replaced by a permanent, or secondary, tooth. But sometimes, there is not an adult tooth waiting to replace the first one — and that can lead the baby tooth to hang around in the jaw for years after the others are lost and replaced. These lingerers are called “over-retained” baby teeth. Dental implants in Houston provide a successful replacement — keep reading to find out more about solutions for adult baby teeth.

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Why Does My Dental Implant Feel So Sensitive?

November 14, 2022

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Man on sofa, experiencing sensitivity in a dental implant

When a natural tooth experiences heightened sensitivity, it is usually because outside stimuli are irritating its inner layers, causing the tooth’s nerve to send pain signals to the brain. A dental implant does not have any nerves, so you may feel confused if it begins to ache or feel sensitive. What can cause this problem? Read on below to find out. You will also discover why you should let your dentist know about sensitivity in a dental implant ASAP.

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Debunking 4 Myths about Dental Sedation

September 25, 2022

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Street sign pointing different directions for facts and dental sedation myths

Millions of people struggle with some form of dental phobia or dental anxiety, while millions more have other indications that make them a good candidate for dental sedation. However, some individuals hesitate to accept their care team’s recommendation that they be sedated because they have heard misleading information about the methods used to help patients relax. This blog post aims to clear things up. Read on below to discover the truth behind four common dental sedation myths.

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Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

August 25, 2022

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Smiling adolescent boy, wondering, “Can teenagers get dental implants?”

It is common for teenagers to be self-conscious. If your teen has lost one or more teeth due to infection or injury, therefore, they may be eager to fill in the gap. Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth, but you may wonder, can teenagers get dental implants? Or are there age restrictions that come with this treatment? Let’s discuss the answer to these important questions.

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Can I Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

August 12, 2022

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Woman wondering about getting dental implants during pregnancy

Dentists, specialists, and patients throughout the world agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. However, the process for placing them is somewhat complex, and your oral surgeon will need to be familiar with your overall health before they approve you to go ahead with treatment. If you are pregnant, it is very likely that they will urge you to wait until after your baby arrives to undergo your dental implant procedure. Let’s talk more about why getting dental implants during pregnancy is unwise.

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What Is It Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

July 16, 2022

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Gloved hands preparing to place nitrous oxide mask on patient

If you need a dental procedure or oral surgery, such as dental implant placement, you may understandably be a little nervous. To help you stay calm, your care provider may have offered sedation. But what does sedation feel like? The answer depends on the type of medication that is used. Let’s discuss what you can expect to feel with a few popular types of sedation dentistry.

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Is Dental Sedation Safe During Pregnancy?

June 13, 2022

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Woman visiting dentist during pregnancy, wondering about dental sedation

If you are expecting a baby, you deserve a hearty congratulations! Of course, while you are happily awaiting your little one’s arrival, you must be careful to look after both their health and your own. Naturally, that brings up some questions about dental care. For example, you may wonder if dental sedation is safe during pregnancy. Let’s discuss this important topic.

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Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

May 12, 2022

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Female dental patient relaxing after procedure with nitrous oxide

Do you have an upcoming dental procedure or oral surgery? You may have questions about the experience ahead of you. In particular, you might be curious about what you will feel during your appointment. Fortunately, sedation options, such as nitrous oxide, can ensure that you experience virtually zero discomfort. But what exactly does nitrous oxide feel like? Will it put you to sleep? Let’s discuss the answers to these intriguing questions.

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