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Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery
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What Are the Types of Dental Surgery?

Dental surgery is needed for many reasons such as a smile makeover, or to correct an injury. Other dental surgery may be a simple extraction such as wisdom teeth removal. Dental surgery allows doctors to correct conditions or to improve a patient’s smile. Typically, dental surgery is outpatient, and your dentist may have referred you

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Dental Bone Graft
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What is a Dental Bone Graft?

A dental bone graft is typically used for patients that have jawbone issues. Bone grafts are a common procedure and have been done for years. The procedure is relatively minor and can be done quickly. If patients have lost a tooth or have severe gum disease, bone grafts can be used to help restore your

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Tooth Infection
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How Long Does It Take For a Tooth Infection to Spread?

Infections can be serious, and it is always important for patients to know when to call their dentist. Infections should always be treated right away to avoid complications, or other issues from developing. If you have a toothache and throbbing pain that does not go away, the infection could spread to other places in the

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Tooth Sensitivity
General Dentistry
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Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition. At North

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Oral Surgery
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Is it Likely for a Man to Die During Oral Surgery?

If you have been recommended for dental surgery it is normal to feel anxious or wonder about the safety of anesthesia. With any surgery there are risks involved. Asking questions is important, and knowing what the risks are is also another factor the patient should research before they move forward with surgery. At North Texas

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Broken Jaw
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How is a Broken Jaw Treated?

Jaws are an important part of our oral health and help us to function normally. Eating, speaking, breathing, and drinking are all essential functions of the jaw. When you have an injury to your jaw it is important to watch out for certain symptoms that may indicate you need to call an oral surgeon. At

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general dentistry
General Dentistry
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How Can I Fix a Gummy Smile?

Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummy smile, and many patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correct a gummy smile, and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best. What Can

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Teeth Whitening
Cosmetic Dentistry
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Does Teeth Whitening Cause any Dental Problems?

Teeth Whitening treatments are popular for patients that have tooth discoloration, or for those that just want a brighter smile. Whitening your teeth can be done safely and there are several options to choose from. If the directions are followed patients can successfully whiten their teeth with no side effects. Teeth whitening boosts self-confidence, can

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Sleep Apnea
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Does Jaw Surgery Correct Sleep Apnea

Most often patients turn to jaw surgery to correct their appearance, or to improve speaking and chewing. Many don’t realize that jaw surgery can also help patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is when a patient stops breathing while sleeping and tends to gasp for air. This happens when the muscles

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Dental Implant
Dental Implants
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Are Dental Implants Noticeable?

If you have missing, damaged, or broken teeth and are looking for the perfect restoration solution, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Dental Implants are a permanent solution and are durable and long lasting. Implants function like natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. Implants are comfortable and do

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