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12 Ways to Prepare for Oral Surgery

January 22, 2020

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 12:18 am

5 tips on what to do before oral surgery. 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!


How Long Does Recovery Take After Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

September 25, 2019

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 11:00 am

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.


Tips for Healing After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

September 23, 2019

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 3:16 pm

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.


What Does an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Do? (Updated)

July 22, 2019

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 8:30 am

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.


An Oral Surgeon’s Take on What’s Causing Your Migraines

February 19, 2019

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 7:53 am

senior woman sitting on a bench outdoorsMany 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.


How an Oral Surgeon in Houston Can Help an Orthodontist

December 16, 2018

Filed under: Other Topics — Dr. Steve Koo @ 3:55 pm

portrait of a smiling family at homeAn orthodontist is a dental specialist who is in charge of improving the alignment of the teeth with braces, Invisalign clear aligners, or any other treatment that repositions misaligned teeth. Most of the time, an orthodontist can do their job without needing the help of another type of specialist. However, in some complex cases, an oral surgeon can help to create the right environment for orthodontic treatment to take place. Keep reading to learn more about when an orthodontist may seek the help of an oral surgeon in Houston — and what to expect if your treatment case requires this outside assistance.


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.


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.


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.


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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