Beacon Dentistry Blog

Extraction Instructions: How to Recover from Wisdom Tooth Removal

March 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 3:00 pm
Man holding extracted tooth and touching his inflamed jaw

Although it’s a common procedure, having your wisdom teeth extracted is a surgery like any other that comes with a certain degree of risk. That’s why it’s so important to follow your dentist’s post-op orders in detail. Sticking to their instructions can help you recover quickly and without complications. If you have a removal scheduled and aren’t sure what to expect, keep reading to learn 4 helpful tips for caring for your mouth after your appointment!


Pain-Free, Problem-Free: Do I Still Need a Root Canal?

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 8:38 pm
Man checking his teeth to see if he needs a root canal

Have you ever experienced a toothache that seemed unbearable, only for the pain to mysteriously vanish? Normally, severe tooth pain is a sign of infection which can be treated with a root canal. However, many patients question the necessity of the treatment once their pain fades away.

So, do you still need a root canal if your pain is gone? Continue reading to find out!


Top Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

January 27, 2024

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Dentist examining a woman’s smileIf you’re ready to invest in the smile of your dreams, a consultation with a cosmetic dentist is your first step. There are many great dentists in the area, but you don’t want to trust your smile to just anyone. Here are a few important questions to ask during your consultation to ensure you’re choosing the best dentist to revamp your pearly whites.


Wrapping Up 2023 with Our Beacon of Hope Free Dentistry Day

December 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 6:34 pm
a photo of Beacon Dentistry's office advertising their "Free Dental Day" on November 10th

This November, our passionate team of dentists, assistants, hygienists, and front desk staff came together to continue our annual tradition of offering a free day of dentistry for adults in Weatherford. Our drive to support our community isn’t just something we talk about, it’s something we do. Read on to learn more about how our Beacon of Hope Free Dentistry Day went in 2023!


Want to Enjoy Thanksgiving More Fully? Get Dental Implants

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 4:25 pm
family standing around Thanksgiving food together

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you may be getting ready for the festivities. As delicious smells fill the house and your family and friends gather around the table, your mouth will undoubtedly start to water in anticipation. More importantly, you’ll look back fondly on this special occasion with loved ones.

But if you have traditional dentures, your Thanksgiving may be notably less enjoyable than it otherwise could be. Although there’s not enough time to get them for this year, you should seriously consider getting dental implants for next Thanksgiving, so you can focus on creating lifelong memories.


Moderation After the Masquerade: How to Keep Your Teeth from Becoming Terrifying This Halloween

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 10:35 pm

Halloween is that one time of year when people celebrate all things freaky, spooky, and frightening, but nobody wants their teeth to stay that way when the holiday is over. Given that the average trick-or-treater comes home with a heaping pillowcase full of chocolate, jawbreakers, taffy, and every other sugary confection under the sun, it’s important for everyone to be wary of protecting their teeth afterward. Here are a few tips to keep your Halloween night from leading to a dental emergency later.


What is Being Under Dental Sedation Like?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 3:22 pm

Dentist performing treatment on sedated female patientAre you scared of the dentist? Maybe you need to have some dental work done? No matter the reason, you can sit back and enjoy your time in the dentist’s chair with sedation dentistry. Contrary to common belief, you are not rendered unconscious. Instead, here’s what you can expect it to feel like when benefiting from dental sedation.


Can I Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 6:51 pm
portrait of a pregnant woman

Pregnancy can have all kinds of unexpected effects on the body, and while you already have your hands full preparing to welcome this new baby into your life, it’s a good idea to take some time to make sure you’re in the best health possible.

Sometimes, pregnancy causes people to lose teeth, and if that’s happened to you, you may wonder whether dental implants could help you replace them. However, you may also be nervous about the prospect of getting surgery while you’re expecting. If you want to know more about the prospect of getting dental implants during pregnancy, here’s some information you might find useful.


A Few Non-Invasive Ways to Beautify Your Smile

May 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 6:21 am
A cosmetic dentist assessing his female patient

Over the years, perhaps you’ve heard people say, “Beauty is pain.” This phrase refers to the idea that you must suffer for good looks. Concerning your smile, though, the opposite is true: you don’t need intrusive care to get a lovely grin. You could always opt for non-invasive cosmetic procedures. If that sounds good, your local Weatherford dentist can tell you more. To that end, here’s a summary of non-invasive cosmetic dentistry and some examples of its services.


How to React When Something is Stuck Between Your Teeth

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — beacondentistry @ 4:43 pm
A man with an object stuck between teeth

If there’s something stuck between your teeth, you’re likely not enjoying the situation. After all, the object in question can cause discomfort and pain. Still, there’s no need to panic or get too worked up over it. With the proper common-sense steps, you could easily resolve the problem. In fact, your local Weatherford dentist can show you the right approach. Here’s what you should do, then, when debris gets stuck between your teeth.

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