Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dental Implants: The Perfect Solution for Athletes with Missing Teeth

November 9, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 10:44 am
Smiling man holding soccer ball

Sports are a great way to stay in shape, connect with your friends, build your confidence, and more. However, they do come with some risks. You never know when an accident might damage your smile! If you suffer a hard blow to your mouth, you might end up losing a tooth. Fortunately, there is a reliable and strong way to rebuild lost dentition: dental implants. This blog post discusses why implants are a great choice for athletes with missing teeth.


What Are the Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants?

October 16, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:33 am
Titanium dental implants and restorations against neutral background

If you are thinking about replacing your missing teeth, you have probably heard about dental implants. These small cylinders, or posts, act as prosthetic tooth roots. They provide a sturdy base for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Did you know that most implants are made out of titanium? What are the benefits of this material? Read this blog post to discover a few noteworthy advantages that you can enjoy with this type of tooth replacement.


How Is Facial Trauma Treated?

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 10:59 am
Woman looking in mirror after treatment for facial trauma

Whether due to an accident or other circumstances, countless people suffer facial trauma each year. These injuries can be life-changing, affecting a person’s ability to blink, smile, chew, and go out in public with confidence. If you are in such a situation, there may be hope for your recovery! This blog post explains how facial trauma is usually treated.


Your Guide to Preparing for Dermal Fillers

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:24 pm
Woman relaxing while receiving dermal filler injection

Will you soon receive dermal fillers? This fast and simple treatment could make you look years younger and give you a significant confidence boost! Certainly, you have a lot to be excited about. But you should not go into your appointment without taking a few steps first. This guide to preparing for dermal fillers will help you to get the most out of your treatment.


Who Is a Candidate for General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures?

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:56 pm
Close-up of mask used for general anesthesia

In discussions about dental sedation, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation are often mentioned. However, none of those methods actually cause unconsciousness. If you want to be put to sleep during your next major dental procedure or oral surgery, you might wonder if more powerful sedation methods are available to you. Who is a candidate for general anesthesia? Might it be right for you? This blog post provides valuable information.


A Simple Guide to Eating after Wisdom Tooth Extractions

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:02 pm
Woman sitting on sofa, holding a bowl and spoon

Wisdom teeth are known to be the cause of numerous oral health problems. Often, the best way to address or prevent such issues is to get the teeth extracted. Are you soon going to get your third molars removed? After your surgery, you will need to go through a brief recovery period. Modifying your diet during that type can help you to heal smoothly. What should you consume while you are on the mend? Read this simple guide to eating after wisdom tooth extractions to find out.


5 Ways to Overcome a Fear of Tooth Extractions

June 28, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:26 am
Woman smiling while holding extracted tooth

Have you recently learned that you need to have one or more teeth removed? That can be an intimidating prospect, especially if the extractions will be complex, as is often the case with wisdom teeth. How can you overcome a fear of tooth extractions and get through your procedure as easily as possible? Here are five helpful tips:


Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed — Why?

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:02 am
Woman relaxing on beach after wisdom tooth surgery

If you are like most people, your summer plans probably involve spending lots of time outdoors. You may also attend neighborhood barbecues, take a vacation, or lounge by the pool. What might not be on your mind is dental care. However, if you have been postponing the removal of your wisdom teeth, right now might be the ideal time to get that taken care of. In fact, summer is the perfect time to get your wisdom teeth removed. Continue reading to discover why.


Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Comparing Your Options

May 29, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:01 pm
Woman in yellow blouse, suffering from a toothache

If a tooth is causing you pain, you should certainly seek professional care as soon as possible. After a thorough exam, your dentist will make a treatment recommendation that will end your toothache and get you back on the road to a healthy smile. They might urge you to get the tooth extracted or undergo root canal therapy. Is one option better than the other? This blog post compares root canals vs. tooth extractions.


An Oral Surgeon Talks about Botox as a Treatment for Migraines

May 9, 2023

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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