Wisdom Teeth…..The Dreaded Third Molars

Wisdom tooth removal is a very common dental procedure and one discussed often here at Rigby Advanced Dental in Bee Cave, TX.  Dr Rigby carefully examines each case, discusses and educates the patient on the pros and cons of wisdom tooth extraction.  If removal is indicated then a decision is made with the patient on how they would like to have them removed and what level of sedation they desire.

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A Little About Rigby Advanced Dental

Welcome to Rigby Advanced Dental’s blog.  Here is a quick video we recently filmed to introduce and explain a little about our office to the fine residents of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Barton Creek, Dripping Springs and other areas of Lake Travis, TX.  Our office is located in The Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

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A Few Tips On Handeling Sensitive Teeth

Having sensitive teeth is, literally, a big pain.  Sensitive teeth develop when the gums recede away from the teeth or when the enamel is cracked or worn off the teeth.  This can happen for a variety of reasons, including the types of liquids you drink, age, brushing habits, or not taking good care of your teeth.

With sensitive teeth, a person experiences pain, usually with cold foods or drinks.  The good thing is that if you suffer from sensitive teeth, there are things you can do to make life less painful.  The following are a few of the services we offer here at Rigby Advanced Dental to help ease sensitive teeth.

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Is Thumbsucking Bad Long Term?

That is a common question we hear from a lot of parents here at Rigby Advanced Dental.  Never fear, Dr. Rigby has a few nuggets of wisdom and suggestions for those who will listen and read.

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Why You Should Schedule A Dental Cleaning

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is to schedule a regular dental checkup with Dr. Brent Rigby of Rigby Advanced Dental in Bee Cave, TX.  Dental health is often neglected and put off until a problem arises. Yet keeping your pearly whites in top shape not only keeps your smile white, but can also help you avoid other health problems. The following ten reasons are why you should schedule a dental cleaning and keep your mouth happy and healthy.

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Tips to Beat Bad Breath!

There’s no way around it – bad breath is embarrassing. Chronic bad breath can seem like a nemesis, constantly foiling your plans and preventing you from engaging in social activities. We know what to avoid food-wise: anchovies, onions, garlic, etc., but what else can you do? Consider these helpful tips to help you overcome bad breath and start smiling again!

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What To Expect With Tooth Extraction

Unfortunately for some, tooth extraction is an inevitable adventure!  Teeth often have to be removed to ensure adequate infection control and to improve the overall health of a patient, but before it “needs” to be done understanding the why or why not is important.  

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Another Implant Case!

This case was started in January of this year that was evaluated this week for implant integration (bone growth onto the implant surface) and stability.  From the clinical testing and x-ray exam Dr. Rigby was able to give it a thumbs up and recommended proceeding with treatment.  Dr. Rigby placed the dental implants in our office located in the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX in about an hour under local anesthetic.  The patient and Dr. Rigby had a fun chat about his Ohio State Buckeyes and their recent win……….Dr. Rigby firmly believes, “There is always time to talk college football in my practice, especially when it’s about my Buckeyes”.

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 4

In part three of our series on “Pregnancy and Dental Work,” we discussed some questions we frequently hear about dental care from women who are expecting. Today we’re going to change it up and answer some of those “not-so-frequently-asked” questions.

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Pregnancy and Dental Work…….What To Expect and Do! Part 3

Continuing our series from the other day on “Pregnancy and Dental Work,” today we’d like to answer some of the questions we hear most often from pregnant women.

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