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Boyles General Dentistry Blog

Is There an Age Limit for Getting Dental Implants?

June 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 4:30 pm
Older man at the dentist after receiving dental implants.

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are in a league of their own! These awesome little implants can effectively replace your lost pearly whites and give your smile a new look and feel that will completely change your life. That said, you might be curious about receiving implants to replace your missing teeth, but you’re worried that you might be too old for the procedure. But you have nothing to worry about; keep reading to learn more about this excellent treatment option and why it remains viable no matter how many candles there are on your birthday cake.


5 Basic Dental Implant Terms You Should Know

May 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:26 pm
patient and dentist talking about dental implant terms

Don’t you hate when professionals throw around jargon you don’t understand? It can be frustrating to hear words in English but not really know what they mean. When it comes to tooth replacement, you will likely hear some new terms being used, especially with dental implants. Although you should definitely ask for clarification if needed, here are some basic definitions of words you need to know to make your replacement consultation go more smoothly.


Caution! Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation Safe?

April 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 6:44 pm
smiling kid getting nitrous oxide sedation

Your palms are sweaty, your heart rate is picking up. You’re not watching a horror movie—you’re at the dentist’s office. After nervously waiting for your appointment to start, the dentist offers sedation to take the edge off your anxiety. Perhaps this seems like a great idea, but you may be hesitant because you’re not familiar with nitrous oxide sedation. What is it? Is it safe? What else should you know about it before you accept it? Get the answers to your questions here!


Advice for the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

March 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 1:52 pm
older woman smiling after the transition from dentures to dental implants

When you first got your dentures, it took a while for you to become accustomed to them. But over time, you’ve learned that they can slip out of place if you aren’t careful and that you need to avoid certain foods that are difficult to chew. But now, you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants!

While implants involve some invasive treatment at first, the good news is that the transition from dentures to implants in your daily life should be fairly easy. To make this change go a little more smoothly, just follow this helpful advice!


What Goes on During a Dental Implant Consultation

February 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 1:34 pm
man smiling during his dental implant consultation

You’ve decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, and you’re anxious to get the process going. You know you want these more permanent prosthetics, but when you call your dentist’s office, they tell you that you need to have a consultation first. What exactly happens at this appointment, and why is it important? Read on to find out!


Sensitive Dental Implant? What’s Going on and How to Fix It

January 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 4:42 pm
person with sensitivity near their dental implant

Over the years, technology has improved every facet of life. In the world of dentistry, CT cone beam scanners provide a detailed 3D image of the entire oral cavity, which makes implant placement that much more successful.

As amazing as technology is these days, there are certain things it can’t do. For instance, dental implants don’t have nerves, which means you won’t really feel anything in that particular replacement tooth. So when it seems to ping with sensitivity, you’re justified in being concerned!

How can a prosthetic tooth feel sensitive? What should you do about it? Keep reading to find out!


Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 3:54 pm
Woman experiencing severe tooth pain.

Dental emergencies can occur when you least expect them to—and they often happen when it’s least convenient! These situations can be serious and painful, and when you’re experiencing a great deal of discomfort, the first thing on your mind is often where you should go to seek help. One initial inclination that people have is to rush straight to the emergency room for emergency dental care, rather than visiting their dentist. But is this the right move? Keep reading to learn more about why your emergency dentist in Odessa is the first person you should see upon suffering a dental emergency.


Gum Disease in Kids: Periodontal Health Matters Now

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 5:56 pm
child smiling and dressed as an astronaut

Your little one wants to be an astronaut when they grow up, but as your child pretends and plays, you hope they hold onto their childhood for as long as possible. The struggles and worries of adulthood will come all too soon. In fact, if you’re not careful, some problems usually associated with adults, like gum disease, can affect your child even at a young age. Gum disease is not as common in children, but it can be just as damaging and have a lasting impact on their overall well-being as they grow. Here is some useful information about gum disease in kids and what can be done to keep your child safe.


Essential Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

October 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 1:19 pm
woman with question marks around her for a dental implant consultation

After much deliberation, you’ve decided to set an appointment with your dentist to talk about implants. You’ve done your research beforehand, and you’re familiar with the implant process, so is a consultation really necessary? Absolutely! This visit is crucial for several reasons, and one of them is that you get an opportunity to ask your dentist important questions. Read on to learn what questions you should bring up during your dental implant consultation.


4 Factors That Impact the Cost of Dentures

August 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 2:40 pm
false teeth with a piggy bank indicating the cost of dentures

You’re careful with your money. Before making a large purchase, you research the options, consider the cost, and determine which choice provides the most bang for your buck. As you’re weighing your options for replacing your missing teeth, cost definitely plays an important role in your decision for dentures, but how much do these restorations cost? It depends! Here are four factors that can affect the amount you’ll pay for your dentures.

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