January 22, 2016
Chemotherapy has a number of well-known side effects including fatigue, nausea, muscle pain or weakness, and hair loss. What patients don’t always realize is that cancer treatments also affect their oral health. Like many other systemic diseases that are intricately linked to oral health, caring for your smile throughout chemotherapy improves your overall health during care. The expert team at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is happy to help you care for your smile throughout chemotherapy.
January 18, 2016
When it comes to tooth replacement, the options may seem overwhelming or confusing: crowns, crown and bridge, full dentures, partials, dental implants. The list could go on, but at our Houston, TX oral surgery practice, Drs. Thomas Weil and Steve Koo recommend dental implant tooth replacement for the most secure, durable, versatile tooth replacement available. Thanks to our knowledgeable team, more patients than ever are able to receive the dental implants Houston residents rely on. For Houston dental implants done right, call Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today.
January 14, 2016
For years, patients with decreased bone density following tooth loss have been unable to receive smile restoration with dental implants. Thanks to the skilled oral surgeons at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, more Houston residents than ever before can receive durable, long lasting tooth replacement. Drs. Thomas Weil and Steve Koo offer All-On-4 dentures that, as the name implies, support a full denture all on four dental implants. Call our Houston, TX dental practice to find out more today.
January 1, 2016
While oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer a wide variety of services including preparation for dentures or braces, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder management, and other preparatory or preventive treatments, caring for patients following dental trauma is one of our primary purposes. During the additional training completed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the majority of dentists spend time completing residency in a hospital setting. This hospital training gives dentists the opportunity to familiarize themselves with traumatic facial injuries and their treatments. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are often referred to as the link between dentistry and medicine, and this idea is never more clear than it is when treating traumatic oral or maxillofacial injuries in conjunction with general dentists and physicians. The goal of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and most general dental practitioners and medical doctors, is to provide patients the highest quality treatment to restore natural look, feel, and function.
September 10, 2015
For patients in Houston oral surgery can’t always be prepared for. Facial trauma, oral infection, and sports accidents happen every day leading people to seek treatment from the talented team at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Drs. Thomas M. Weil and Steve L. Koo are the go-to Houston oral surgeons. Our team is on-call with many local hospitals, and depending on the severity of the dental damage, we are available 24/7 to treat emergency patients in our practice or at a local emergency care facility. Call to find out more about Houston oral surgery for dental emergencies, or to schedule a surgical consultation at Piney Point Oral and maxillofacial Surgery.
August 24, 2015
The oral surgeons at Piney Point strive to give you the best in oral surgery, and that means we work hard to stay on top of the latest in dental technology. We also like to keep you informed of everything we’re doing to keep your teeth strong and healthy. With that in mind, we’d like to tell you about a new, safer method we have of planning for and placing your dental implants. It’s called the Iluma Cone-Beam CT Scanner, but in simpler terms, it’s a safer, quicker way for us to see an accurate three-dimensional image of your critical anatomy.
July 15, 2015
How long have you had teeth missing? A month? A year? Five years? More time than you can remember? If this is you, then how would you like to replace those lost teeth in about one hour? At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Steve Koo and Dr. Thomas Weil can do just that. With Teeth-In-An-Hour™, you can have fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that only takes about one hour. (more…)
June 22, 2015
Missing any teeth? It can be a huge problem for many patients. It isn’t just an appearance issue that these patients have to deal with, it’s functionality, too. Think about it: when you have missing teeth, you can’t perform many no-brainer functions. These functions include eating, speaking, biting, sneezing and more. In addition, open spaces in your mouth can invite bacteria and other diseases into your mouth.
Your teeth are very important and keeping them takes dedication and coming to our office in Houston, TX. Sometimes, there’s nothing anyone can do about missing teeth…until now. If you haven’t heard of dental implants, they’re the perfect resolution to missing teeth. They provide therapy for those that have missing teeth. They surely wonder what life would be like if they didn’t have to deal with any missing teeth. Luckily, dental implants provide the stability and functionality of natural teeth and look good, too!
June 21, 2015
When it comes to oral surgery, Houston has one of the best practices and top Houston oral surgeons that can give you the treatment that you need before orthodontic therapy can straighten your teeth. In some cases, before orthodontic treatment can begin, surgery must occur. Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth for a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile, whereas orthodontic related surgery aids in the preparation and maintenance of the jaw. (more…)
May 11, 2015
The recent development of highly sophisticated technology and instrumentation for preparing autologous Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) at the operative Point-of-Care has created a new therapeutic option for the surgeon and patient. The FDA does not restrict how a patient’s own cells can be used as long as they are prepared and re-implanted into the patient as part of a continuous surgical procedure. The stem cells used by the surgeons can be placed in existing bone grafts to produce predictable and extremely good quality bone in the areas of grafting. (more…)