A Beautiful Smile Can Change Your Life

 

A Beautiful Smile Can Change Your Life

Having a beautiful, healthy smile can improve your life in more ways that you would think. Here are just a few examples of how a great smile can help improve your quality of life. More Smiling Means More Happiness People with a beautiful smile aren’t ashamed of showing their teeth, which means they generally smile […]

Symptoms of Fractured Facial Bones

Facial bone fractures are often a result of a serious accident that causes physical trauma to the face. Whether facial trauma is result of a car accident, sports injury, interpersonal violence, or work-related accident, a person should seek medical treatment if signs of facial fractures arise. At Austin Oral Surgery, our board certified oral and […]

What to Do If You Experience Dry Socket

Recovering from a tooth extraction isn’t something most patients look forward to, but when it’s necessary making the best of it and keeping in mind that it will soon be over, makes everything a little easier. However, if the pain seems especially persistent and the symptoms you’re experiencing seem more severe than you were prepped […]

How to Clean Dental Implants

Although dental implants are not susceptible to decay, you should not throw your oral hygiene routine out the window. Proper oral care should continue to be a priority, and for the most part, it should mirror your routine before surgery with a few minor changes. If oral hygiene methods are not met, dental implant patients […]

Dental Implants Preserve Existing Teeth

Dental implants not only allow a person to regain the ability to speak, laugh, and eat certain foods in confidence, but dental implants also help to preserve existing teeth. When compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants stand apart because of their supplementary benefit to remaining teeth. By preventing bone loss and the disruption of […]

Oral Cancer Self-Exams

Although the oral cavity is usually regularly examined for signs of oral cancer during routine dentist appointments, it is also recommended to conduct monthly self-examinations. Where to Look: High-Risk Areas When checking for signs of oral cancer, it is important to thoroughly observe the oral cavity. The most cancer-prone regions are the underside and sides […]

A Dry Mouth Can Impact Your Oral Hygiene

If you are consistently suffering from a dry mouth, this can have worse consequences than just giving you that uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. Because saliva is vital for oral hygiene, a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. So what’s causing this and how […]

Will My Dental Implants Look Natural?

This is a very common question among dental implant patients. Changes to the mouth or teeth can noticeably affect a person’s appearance, their social interactions, and overall confidence. However, before undergoing the dental implant surgery process, you want to make sure that you will feel like yourself with your new teeth. Yes, with your new […]

Do Not Take Facial Injury Lightly

Facial trauma includes any injury to the mouth, face or jaw. Such injuries can be very serious; therefore, it is crucial that any injury to this area be properly addressed. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can appropriately treat and surgically repair the many types of facial trauma. Facial trauma includes: Facial lacerations Oral lacerations […]

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking […]