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Frequently Asked Specialty Dentistry Questions

When it comes to oral surgery, people are usually filled with questions. Fortunately for Prosper families, we’re more than happy to answer them so our patients can always have peace of mind heading into a procedure. Below, our doctors have already answered some of the most popular questions we receive every day, but if there is anything else you’d like to know that hasn’t been covered here, be sure to give us a call.

When should the wisdom teeth be removed?

This answer is different for every patient, but ideally, our dentists would recommend that the wisdom teeth be removed around the ages of 15-18, hopefully before they cause any major problems. Some patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth or should have them extracted much later, however, so be sure to follow the advice of your/your child’s dentist as far as having them removed.

Does having wisdom teeth removed hurt?

Thanks to our modern dental techniques including local anesthetic and sedation, our patients describe feeling next to nothing during their wisdom tooth extractions. Afterward, a little swelling and bleeding at the treatment sites are common, but this can be easily managed with pain medication and a cold compress.

Will a wisdom tooth extraction be covered by my insurance?

Every dental insurance plan has slightly different benefits, but generally, most do offer at least some coverage for a wisdom tooth extraction, as much as 50% in some cases. You can give us a call to see how your particular plan covers the procedure.

Does getting dental implants hurt?

Patient comfort is very important here at Texas Dental Surgery, so we always use local anesthetic and sedation when placing dental implants. Thanks to this, most patients describe feeling a little pressure during the procedure, but definitely not pain.

How long does it take to recover from getting dental implants placed?

This answer can vary quite a bit from person to person. For example, if a patient just has one implant placed into a healthy jawbone, they’ll probably heal in a matter of weeks. On the other hand, if a patient receives multiple implants after undergoing a bone graft, the healing process may take 3-6 months. To get a better idea of what your particular timeline will be like, it’s best to schedule a consultation at Texas Dental Surgery.

Will I need a bone graft before getting dental implants?

This question is hard to answer without us actually seeing you in person. The thickness of your jawbone and the location of the implants will be the determining factors to whether or not you’ll need a bone graft. To get a definitive answer to this question, we recommend scheduling a consultation at Texas Dental Surgery.

Will you take my insurance?

Texas Dental Surgery is in-network with several popular dental insurance providers, and we also accept out-of-network plans as well, so the answer is likely yes! To learn how we can use your particular plan to help you save on your procedure, give us a call today.

I don’t have dental insurance—do you offer financing?

Yes, patients who would like to break up the cost of their procedure(s) can do so with financing through CareCredit or LendingClub. They offer a variety of low-to-no interest payment plans, and signing up for one only takes a few minutes. You can do so right through our website by clicking on the links on our Patient Info page.