Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! Chisholm Trail Dental knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Cindy Knight and Dr. Ryan Knight would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good…. (Read More)Continue Reading »
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Chisholm Trail Dental talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Ryan Knight and Dr. Cindy Knight know that folks like to be informed,… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Chisholm Trail Dental reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’ve tuned in to any crime scene investigation shows, you’ve probably heard of salivary testing, but did you know it’s becoming increasingly common in dental offices? Salivary testing has a bright future in medicine because of how much it can tell us about your state of health—both oral and overall. One of the reasons… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require surgical… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The pulp is found in the center of each tooth and consists of tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, which work together to provide oxygen and nutrients that keep them healthy and strong. If one or more teeth suffer a traumatic injury or decay, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. When this happens in a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. Today, Benbrook dentists Dr. Cindy Knight and Dr. Ryan Knight would… (Read More)Continue Reading »
You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
To our Chisholm Trail Dental patients and friends:
To provide peace of mind to all who visit Chisholm Trail Dental, we have refined your patient experience, completed environmental modifications, and created enhanced protocols in our office.
Your patient experience will include pre-screening with a Covid-19 risk assessment questionnaire plus a temperature check before entering the office. Please don’t forget to wear your own mask as well. Only patients receiving treatment will be permitted to enter the building except for the custodians of minors.
Our protocols will continue to evolve as more changes and recommendations are proven to further protect your well-being.