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5 Amazing Benefits of Tooth Extractions

August 20, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:29 am
Woman holding tooth, enjoying benefits of tooth extraction

Your dentist wants to help you retain all of your natural teeth for a lifetime. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t always possible. In some cases, it is necessary to remove one or more teeth. If a tooth extraction is ever recommended for you, you can be confident that the procedure will be beneficial. Let’s talk about just a few of the advantages you can enjoy following this treatment.


Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 8, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:00 am
Frowning woman, wondering if her wisdom teeth should be removed

The removal of the wisdom teeth is often considered a sort of rite of passage for young adults. However, not everyone goes through this surgery. Some individuals choose to keep their third molars because they are not currently posing a threat to their oral health. Other people never develop wisdom teeth! Why is that the case, and how can you tell if you have wisdom teeth? Let’s talk about this important topic.


Answers to 5 Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

July 11, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:36 am
Relaxed patient giving thumbs up for sedation dentistry

If dental procedures make you a little (or very) nervous, you may have thought about asking your dentist if sedation is right for you. Certainly, sedation has the potential to make it much easier for you to get through your procedures, whether you are undergoing a routine treatment or a complex oral surgery. Still, you may want to know more before you talk to your dental team about this provision. Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.


A Brief Guide to All-on-4 Recovery

June 19, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 7:24 am
Portrait of smiling woman after successful All-on-4 recovery

All-on-4 dental implants can replace an entire arch of lost teeth with as few as four dental implants. This efficient, streamlined treatment is one of the most cost-effective ways to restore a smile. However, it does require a surgery. What can you expect while you are on the mend from your procedure? Here is a brief guide to All-on-4 recovery:


Removing a Failed Dental Implant: What to Expect

May 1, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:40 am
Oral surgery team carefully removing a failed implant in Houston

Dental implants are successful in more than 95% of cases. However, in rare instances, they can fail, perhaps due to infection, trauma, or other unfortunate circumstances. If one of yours is no longer functioning as it should, your dentist or oral surgeon may determine that removing the failed implant is the best course of action. Let’s discuss what you can expect from this procedure.


5 Tips for Sleeping after Wisdom Tooth Extractions

April 19, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:12 pm
Woman on couch, sleeping after wisdom tooth extractions

Some discomfort is normal after wisdom tooth extractions. Swelling and soreness can make it difficult to get high-quality shuteye! However, it is important that you take some time to relax so your body can focus its energy on helping you heal. Here are some practical tips for sleeping after wisdom tooth extractions:


BOTOX Is Booming During COVID-19 — Why?

February 1, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 10:50 am
Two pairs of hands inserting BOTOX into middle-aged woman

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists, and other medical professionals have seen a sharp rise in the number of people requesting BOTOX injections. That might seem strange, especially since the pandemic has decreased the amount of time that most people spend with others, so appearance may seem less important. However, looking good is never a bad idea — and there are some solid reasons why BOTOX is booming at the same time as the coronavirus.


Can I Drink Coffee After My Tooth Extraction?

January 2, 2022

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 9:24 am
Woman sipping on coffee after healing from her tooth extraction

For millions of people, coffee is part of their daily routine. If that is true of you, and you have an upcoming appointment for a tooth extraction, you might wonder if your procedure will affect your ability to enjoy your favorite caffeinated beverage. Sadly, you will have to abstain from coffee for a few days during your recovery. Let’s talk about why that is so important.


Debunking 4 Myths about Tooth Extractions

December 29, 2021

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:50 pm
Patient smiling after learning truth behind myths about tooth extraction

If your dentist has informed you that you must have one or more teeth removed, it is understandable if you are nervous about your procedure. After all, there are a lot of myths about tooth extraction that may make you a little apprehensive. Let’s take a moment to debunk some of those myths so you can attend your extraction appointment as a confident, well-informed patient.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 1, 2021

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:02 am
Older couple with dental implants enjoying a family dinner

2020 and 2021 certainly haven’t been the easiest years, but as 2021 winds down to its close, many families and individuals are pausing to consider the reasons they have to be thankful. Things like family and friends are rightfully among the top reasons for gratitude. But for millions of people, dental implants also belong on that list. Let’s talk about some of the many advantages of this tooth replacement treatment.

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