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How Can I Cope with Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

November 5, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 10:11 am

man with mouth painIt is normal for a patient’s mouth to be a little sore following wisdom teeth extractions in Houston. In most cases, the discomfort gradually diminishes, and you should be able to return to your normal routine with a few days to a week. But what if the extraction site is causing you extreme pain, or you aren’t healing as quickly as your oral surgeon said you would? It is possible that you have developed a condition known as dry socket. Let’s talk about what this problem is and how you can get back on the road to recovery.

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An Oral Surgeon Discusses the Causes of Cleft Lip and Palate

October 7, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:59 am

cleft lip medical conceptIn the United States, over 4,000 babies are born each year with a cleft lip or palate. These birth defects are more than just unsightly; they can hinder a child’s ability to properly use their mouth and even increase the risk of infections. But what causes these defects? An oral surgeon in Houston is here to discuss why a baby’s oral structures sometimes do not form properly.

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An Oral Surgeon Talks about Botox as a Treatment for Migraines

September 9, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:46 pm

botox injectionBotox is famous for its ability to help people turn back the clock and recapture some of their youthful glow. However, this remarkable substance is being used more and more often as a treatment for migraines. How does it work to relieve chronic head pain? Is it a safe way to reduce the occurrence of migraines? Your oral surgeon in Houston is here to talk about these important questions.

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Oral Surgeon in Houston on the Cause of Jaw Pain

August 10, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:40 am

woman with jaw painIf you are like most people, you probably don’t think about your jaw too much — until something goes wrong with the way it functions. Having a tight jaw can cause mild to moderate pain all throughout your neck and head. Of course, identifying a solution for this uncomfortable problem requires identifying the cause. Keep reading to learn more about what we attribute jaw pain to as well as some tips for how to improve it.

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An Oral Surgeon Talks About the Causes of Nighttime Teeth Grinding

August 6, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:58 pm

sore jaw closeup Bruxism (teeth grinding) at night is a common but serious problem. If the issue goes on for an extended period of time, it may lead to a range of unpleasant symptoms, such as headaches, a sore jaw, and premature wear and tear on the teeth. If you suspect that you are grinding your teeth while you are asleep, it’s important that you seek professional help! Your dentist or oral surgeon in Houston will first seek to identify the cause of your bruxism and then design a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

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An Oral Surgeon Discusses Reasons for Dental Implant Failure

July 19, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:29 am

covering mouthDid you know that dental implants are successful in over 95 percent of cases? This outstanding statistic is thanks to the skill and precision of the dentists who place and restore implants. Unfortunately, however, there are rare instances when dental implants fail. Here, we discuss some of the reasons why this happens and how your oral surgeon in Houston may be able to save your restored smile.

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Oral Surgeon in Houston Discusses Botox for Bruxism

June 18, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:02 pm

woman grinding her teeth at nightIf you grind your teeth at night, you are at-risk of a number of dental problems, including weak and worn tooth enamel, tooth sensitivity, and even tooth decay. Some interventions can help, like Botox. Maybe it sounds surprising — but your oral surgeon in Houston knows there are more applications for Botox than purely cosmetic treatments. Keep reading to learn more about how Botox can help with bruxism, and where to find medical Botox.

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Oral Surgeon in Houston Shares How to Stop Fine Lines at Home

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:09 am

woman with a facial maskWould you like to reveal younger, more vibrant skin? You don’t have to invest in professional help to stop fine lines and wrinkles. There are, in fact, some approaches you can practice every day and do at home to reveal younger-looking skin the more natural way. Your oral surgeon in Houston shares home remedies for wrinkles below — adding them to your daily practice can make a big difference in the appearance of your facial tissue.

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Oral Surgeon in Houston, Can I Get Fillers While Breastfeeding?

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:49 am

pregnant woman relaxingWhile you are breastfeeding, you will want to return to your normal routine as much as possible, and that includes getting the same treatments that help you look and feel your most confident. However, doing so too soon may not always be in the best interest of you and baby. If you routinely get dermal fillers, your oral surgeon in Houston says it is a good idea to hold off until you are finished breastfeeding to resume these treatments. Keep reading to find out why, as well as possible safer alternatives.

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Can My Oral Surgeon in Houston Give Me Botox Under My Eyes?

June 5, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 2:50 am

man smiling with hands in pocketsIf you feel like your facial skin could use a little rejuvenation, Botox may help. This treatment is commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the eye region. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved its use under the eyes in the United States. Keep reading to learn more about what Botox can and can’t do, as well as some ways to reduce the appearance of dark circles or bags naturally.

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