Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Are You a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

March 20, 2024

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:31 pm
Illustration showing mini dental implant next to natural teeth

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. They rebuild lost teeth from the roots up, and they provide outstanding stability, strength, and longevity. But what if your dentist has informed you that you are not eligible for traditional dental implants? Do not lose hope. You might become a candidate after some preliminary procedures, or you might be a good candidate for mini dental implants. What exactly are mini dental implants, and how can you know if they are right for you? This blog post explains.


What to Expect from TMJ Surgery

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 1:35 pm
Woman experiencing TMJ pain

Jaw pain, lockjaw, headaches, migraines, and other aches and pains are all common symptoms of TMJ disorder. These issues can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with your quality of life. You should seek professional treatment as soon as possible! In most cases, TMD can be addressed via conservative, noninvasive therapies. In some cases, though, surgical intervention is necessary. What can you expect from TMJ surgery? This blog post shares some important information.


Will You Need a Sinus Lift Before Getting Dental Implants?

February 15, 2024

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:40 am
Illustration of dental implant in upper jaw after sinus lift

Dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement, but the treatment process can be complex in some cases. In fact, some patients are not eligible for dental implants until after they undergo one or more preliminary procedures, such as a sinus lift. What exactly is a sinus lift, and how can you know if you will need one before you rebuild your lost dentition? This blog post provides relevant information.


Stiff or Locked Jaw? Here’s How to Find Relief

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 3:55 pm
Woman grimacing and holding her jaw

Most people do not give a lot of thought to how their jaw functions. As long as it allows them to eat and speak comfortably, there may be no reason to worry. But what if your jaw feels stiff? What if moving it is difficult or even impossible? This blog post explains what the problem might mean and how you may be able to find relief.


Menopause and Dental Implants: What You Should Know

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:20 pm
Mature woman in orange sweater with curious expression on her face

Most women go through a major hormonal shift when they are in their late 40s or early 50s. This change, known as menopause, is a natural and healthy part of the life cycle of biological females. However, it can cause a number of undesirable symptoms. It might even affect your oral health and that of your replacement teeth. How might menopause affect dental implants? This blog post explains what you should know.


Happy Holidays! How You Can Recover From Oral Surgery & Still Celebrate

December 4, 2023

Filed under: Other Topics — Piney Point OMS @ 12:52 pm
group of friends celebrating the holidays

Recovering from oral surgery might seem like the kind of thing that causes you to cancel your plans and stay at home on the couch or in bed. Trying to eat or enjoy time spent with family and friends, especially around the holidays might seem impossible. But the truth is that you don’t have to become a recluse this time of year. Even while allowing your mouth to heal from an invasive procedure, you can still take part in the fun festivities, and here are three ways you can do it!


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.

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