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Nearly every growing smile goes through some sort of braces treatment. Similarly, having wisdom teeth removed is a common childhood dental procedure. However, each plays a significant role in your child’s developing smile and bite alignment. Which of these traditional rites of passage for young adults should come first? Read on as your local orthodontist explains everything […]
With over 10 million wisdom teeth extractions performed every year according to some estimates, it’s one of the most common dental procedures. All the same, it’s completely natural to have a few questions about what to expect following the treatment! After all, it’s essential to care for your mouth properly after this surgery to prevent complications and […]
Legend has it that the term “wisdom teeth” is in reference to the age that they emerge, which is between 17 and 25. Today, it is a rite of passage that gives patients an excuse to fill up on ice cream while catching up on all their favorite movies. However, undergoing the procedure can do […]
Is your child or teen an athlete? When you watch them play, you’re probably nervous about an accident happening and them getting injured or hurt. According to information collected by a team of researchers, over five million teeth are knocked-out each year, many of those during sports games or athletic training. Combined, all of those […]
SHOULD YOU RETURN YOUR KNOCKED-OUT TOOTH TO ITS SOCKET? According to the American Association of Endodontists, an estimated 5 million adults and children experience a knocked-out tooth every year! When it happens, it can be scary, but if you act quickly, you have a higher chance of saving your tooth. But what steps should […]
By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin Have you ever wanted to straighten your teeth but didn’t understand the process or costs. Have you noticed your teeth shifting and your smile getting more crooked? We want to show you how affordable and straightforward braces can be. We will guide you through the types, costs, and what to expect […]
Are you or your child interested in straightening your teeth with braces? You’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, almost 4 million children undergo orthodontic treatment in America annually. Plus, one-third of all orthodontic patients are adults. Since this popular treatment can add up quickly, you may be wondering if your dental insurance will […]
By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin Are you afraid to go to the dentist not because of the pain but because of the cost? Are you nervous about coming to the office because you do not have dental insurance? You are not alone. Roughly a quarter of all Americans do not have dental insurance, and approximately a […]
By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin A dry socket is a process that happens when a blood clot falls away from the extraction site. Blood clot removal can occur after any type of extraction but primarily during wisdom teeth extractions. This process typically happens within the first few days after an extraction and is extremely unlikely after […]
By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin Invisalign is likely one of the greatest advancements we have had in orthodontics for the past 50 years. The revolutionary technology has take the dental world by storm. If you are contemplating getting Invisalign treatment in Richardson, then you likely have a few questions. Let me help guide you through your […]