Warning Signs of Oral Pathology

At our Fort Worth practice, our doctors are always examining patients for oral pathology, or cancerous growths in the mouth. While most people think they’ll never get cancer in the mouth – especially if they’ve never smoked, vaped, or used chewing tobacco – that’s simply not the case. Every year, over 50,000 people in the…

How Long Should I Wait to Get Dental Implants After an Extraction?

Many of our Fort Worth dental patients who learn they need dental implants to replace an extracted tooth or teeth want to know how soon they can get the implants placed. After all, they don’t want to lose eating functionality, and they don’t want to lose their beautiful smile either. Our doctors are very honest…

Factors That Can Influence Dental Implant Success

Many of our Fort Worth dental patients who learn they need dental implants are pleasantly surprised – and relieved – to learn that this state-of-the-art tooth replacement system has a success rate of over 90%. This means that in less than 10% of all patients, dental implants fail – meaning they either fall out or…

Does Age Affect the Prevalence of Sleep Apnea?

Any Fort Worth resident can suffer from sleep apnea – even children. However, research shows, the older you get, the more likely you are to suffer from this common sleep disorder. In fact, the website SleepApnea.org reports that the condition is most common in males over age 40. What Exactly is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea…

3 Consequences of Not Addressing Extracted Teeth

Sometimes our doctors need to inform our Fort Worth dental patients that they have a tooth or teeth that need to be extracted. When tooth extraction is required, we recommend that the patient replace the tooth with dental implants. These built-to-be-permanent tooth replacement systems are the most state-of-the-art option on the dental market and provide…

Types of Sedation for Oral Surgery

For many of our Fort Worth patients, their oral surgery with our doctors is the first surgery they’ve ever had. Understandably, they are often nervous about what the experience will be like. Even patients who don’t normally experience dentist anxiety can be concerned about oral surgeries like tooth extractions, jaw surgery, or the placement of…

When Is Sedation Dentistry Appropriate?

Many Fort Worth residents have dental anxiety. Whether they had a bad experience as a child, or just find dental procedures painful, it’s understandable that patients are nervous about dental procedures. While routine procedures that can be performed by a general dentist, such as teeth cleanings and filling a cavity, don’t require sedation dentistry, the…

Is Snoring Always a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Let’s be real. Nobody likes it when their partner or another member of their household snores. It’s loud, it’s annoying, and it can keep you up at night while the offender is happily dozing off. But in some cases, excessive snoring can be a sign of a sleep condition called sleep apnea. This is a…

5 Dental Implant Aftercare Tips

Our doctors at Fort Worth Oral Surgery place dental implants in thousands of patients every year. This is a rewarding experience for us, as we are giving our patients the oral health, biting functionality, and smile they deserve. Placing implants is considered oral surgery, and just like you’ll need to take special care of yourself…