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Why Do I Have Bad Breath? Your Dentist Explains

October 12, 2018

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Man hiding his mouth. Bad breath is something that’s embarrassing to deal with whether you are the victim of it or the perpetrator. It’s never fun to tell someone they have bad breath, and it’s even worse to hear that you have it! So, what causes this condition and what can you do about it? Your dentist has answers – read on.


Your Odessa Dentist Reveals How You Can Maximize Your Dental Insurance

September 9, 2018

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Smiling woman in the dental chair. Your Odessa dentist told you about a filling that you needed at your last dental checkup, and that was as far as you got. Life took over, and now it’s months later and you forgot to schedule your appointment. The good news is that there is still time to schedule your treatment before the end of the year, and you’ll get to make the most of your dental insurance, while also protecting your oral health.


What are My Options When it Comes to Sedation Dentistry?

August 7, 2018

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Smiling woman in the dental chair. Do you find yourself unable to sleep the night before your dental appointment? Has anxiety kept you from visiting the dentist regularly? Did you know that sedation dentistry may be able to help you overcome your fears and receive the dental treatments you need in a comfortable and relaxing manner? We’re answering some of the most common questions we hear about sedation dentistry. Read on!


Can I go to My General Dentist for Dental Extractions?

July 18, 2018

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Woman having a dental examination. Learning that you need to have a tooth extracted may cause anxiety or stress; however, this is a procedure that will help to protect your oral health and that your general dentist can often help with. Here are some common situations that may require a dental extraction and what you can expect.


Your Dentist in Odessa Explains What Surgical Dentistry Is

June 18, 2018

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Woman having a dental examination. There are a number of situations in which oral surgery is necessary. Whether you need to remove or replace a tooth, you want to work with a trusted dentist for your surgical dentistry. Many general dentists refer their patients to oral surgeons; however, at Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center, you will always work with one of our dentists for your surgical dentistry so you can feel comfortable with the team you already know and trust. Here’s what you should know about the different types of surgical dentistry that your dentist in Odessa offers.

Teeth Extractions

Sometimes it is necessary to remove a tooth in order to protect your oral health. Having your tooth extracted may sound scary, but it’s actually not as bad as you think when you’re working with the right team. At Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center, we make every effort to ensure that you are completely comfortable during your procedure by using the best dental anesthetics or dental sedation if needed.

Some of the circumstances that may require an extraction are:

  • A tooth that has been severely damaged by decay or periodontal (gum) disease
  • Teeth that need to be removed for successful orthodontic treatment
  • A tooth that is damaged, cracked, or fractured beyond repair
  • Wisdom teeth

Whether you need a straightforward simple extraction, or a more complex surgical extraction, you can rely on your team at Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center.

Implant Placement

Replacing a compromised tooth with a dental implant is one of the wisest decisions when it comes to your oral health because it replaces your tooth and root. While many dentists refer to a specialist for implant placement, at Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center, we offer comprehensive implant dentistry, which includes placing your dental implant.

You will feel confident and at ease working with the team you know and trust from start to finish of your implant procedure

Bone Grafting

Many patients are told they are not candidates for dental implants because they don’t have enough healthy bone structure to support the implant. With a bone grafting procedure, our dentists are able to use natural or synthetic materials to rebuild your jawbone so that it can successfully support a dental implant. This makes the benefits of dental implants accessible to many more patients that might not have been candidates in the past.

Ready to Learn More?

If you are in need of surgical dentistry, contact your dentist in Odessa today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

About Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center

The highly skilled team of dentists at Boyles General Dentistry offer comprehensive dental care to patients in Odessa, TX, including surgical dentistry. With nearly 80 years of combined experience, this team is well equipped to meet all of your dental needs.

If you would like to contact Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center, we can be reached by calling 432-231-0441 or through our website.

Your Dentist in Odessa Explains How Gum Disease Develops

May 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 7:17 pm

Woman brushing her teeth. Have you noticed blood in the sink after you brush your teeth? Do your gums appear red and swollen? Do you have bad breath that you just can’t get rid of? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from gingivitis, which is the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. How did this happen? What can you do to manage your condition? Your dentist in Odessa has answers for you.


I’m Missing Multiple Teeth. What Are My Options?

April 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 6:28 pm

Smiling senior couple.Embarrassment and discomfort are just a few of the things you might feel when you are missing multiple teeth. Losing even one of your teeth can be devastating, and it’s even harder to function as you start to lose more. The good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent solutions for patients who are missing multiple teeth, and dentures in Odessa may be exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know about the available options so you can make the right decision for your needs.


Everything You Should Know About X-Rays

March 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 8:14 pm

A panoramic x-ray.X-rays often raise a lot of questions for our patients. Why do I need them? What do they show us? How often should they be taken? Are they safe for me? Your dentist in Odessa takes the time to explain the ins and outs of x-rays and why they are important for your oral health.


The Differences Between Partials and Dentures

February 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:53 pm

Senior couple enjoying drinks.When you are missing multiple teeth, your normal daily activities become more difficult. Your nutrition may suffer since you can’t properly chew the healthy foods you used to enjoy. Your confidence may diminish since talking and smiling feel embarrassing. It may seem like you’ll never be able to eat or smile with ease again; however, there are some excellent solutions available even when you are missing multiple teeth. Your dentist in Odessa explains your options.


I’m Embarrassed by My Smile – Could Porcelain Veneers Help?

December 27, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 6:41 pm

Young lady hiding her smile. With the New Year around the corner, you’ve decided that you’ve hidden your smile in photos for the last time. You are ready to make a change to the appearance of your smile, and you’re hoping that porcelain veneers can help. Your cosmetic dentist in Odessa explains your options for creating the smile of your dreams!


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