June 16, 2020
During this unprecedented time, every person has a responsibility to do everything within their power to fight the spread of COVID-19. Businesspeople, including oral surgeons in Houston, recognize that the policies they put into place can have a profound impact on the entire community. That is why they have strict safety protocols in place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some specific steps they are taking to help protect their patients, team members, and fellow Houstonians from COVID-19.(more…)
June 5, 2020
A face mask seems like a relatively simple object. After all, all you have to do is secure it over your mouth and nose, and you are protected from COVID-19, right? Well, not exactly. There are several different types of face masks, each of which has a rating that gives insight into the level of protection it provides. In this blog post, we will discuss those ratings so you can better understand how your oral surgeon is keeping you safe and which type of face mask you should wear in order to protect yourself from contamination.(more…)
May 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control is recommending that everyone wears a face mask in public settings. Some businesses are even requiring that customers do so. Indeed, there is no doubt that a mask can do much to protect you and those around you from potential contagions, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But a mask is only effective if you wear it wear it correctly. Here are some guidelines to help you make sure that your facial covering is doing its job.(more…)
May 12, 2020
When COVID-19 began to spread, many people flocked to supermarkets to buy hand sanitizer and hand soap. There is no doubt that these items can play a pivotal role in helping you to stay healthy throughout this pandemic season — but only if you use them properly. The team at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our patients and the community in general. That is why we have put together this simple guide on how to keep your hands clean.(more…)
February 12, 2020
Think about your morning routine. If you’re like a lot of people, once you get up, you start making coffee, and then you munch on some cereal, toast, or maybe a small breakfast bar before you grab a cup and rush out the door. Now, imagine you had to take whatever you wanted to eat, put it in a blender, and turn it into mush, because you can’t actually chew it. This was the reality for Sharon Tillotta, a Pasadena woman who was missing most of her teeth. The remaining ones were either broken or failing, and she didn’t have the funds to replace them because her husband was spending a lot of time in the hospital due to both kidney and heart disease. She was in a desperate situation that didn’t seem to have an end, and that’s when Bill Spencer, Dr. Terri Alani, and our own Dr. Steve Koo decided to help.(more…)
January 22, 2020
We do our best to make visiting our oral surgery practice a positive experience, but we know that getting ready for any surgery can be stressful. That’s why we want to put your mind at ease by helping you feel 100% prepared before the day of your procedure. In this post, we go through some tips to help you improve your experience before, during, and after your oral surgery. The good news is that most oral surgeries are outpatient procedures, so you’ll only need to plan on spending one day (usually only a few hours) at our office. Read on to find 12 ways you can prepare for your oral surgery!
September 25, 2019
While the wisdom tooth extraction procedure takes place in just one appointment that is approximately two-hours long, the recovery can last for two to three weeks after. If complications arise, it may take even longer to properly heal from a wisdom tooth extraction. Keep reading to learn more about how long you can expect the recovery from wisdom tooth extraction to take.
September 23, 2019
The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that often show up beginning in late adolescence. When these teeth appear, they can cause real problems — including impaction, infection, and other issues. A big part of a successful wisdom tooth extraction procedure is what you do at home while you heal. Your oral surgeon in Houston recommends taking it easy and letting the healing happen naturally, but there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery process and get back on your feet sooner.
Prepare for your wisdom tooth extraction recovery before your surgery. Schedule your surgery to take place when you have a few days off for recovery. After the procedure is complete, you will undergo a recovery period of about 2 weeks if everything goes correctly. Planning ahead will ensure that you’re prepared for a restful, relaxing recovery.
July 22, 2019
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who have years of additional training and experience focusing almost completely on the bone, skin, and muscles of the face, mouth, and jaw. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have unique knowledge and expertise that exclusively qualifies them to diagnose and treat a host of functional and cosmetic conditions affecting this area of the body. If you’re searching for a qualified and compassionate oral health specialist, call to schedule an appointment with our team of specialists in Houston at Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today.
February 19, 2019
Many people deal with chronic headaches or migraines. In fact, as many as 4 million adults suffer from frequent head pain, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Are you one of them? If so, you may wonder if you will ever find a solution to the problem. As your oral surgeon in Houston knows, the first step is identifying the cause.