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Orthognathic Surgery: What Is It? What’s It For?

June 8, 2016

oral surgery in houstonOrthognathic surgery is a procedure that improves the way your jaw functions. The surgery may be necessary when jaw alignment affects facial appearance, the ability to eat and speak, or for improving severe under- or overbites. Keep reading to learn more about orthognathic surgery to prepare for your upcoming oral surgery in Houston.

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Eat These Foods After Your Oral Surgery in Houston

May 20, 2016

oral surgery houstonThe key to quick healing after your oral surgery in Houston is preparation. Planning to take plenty of time to rest and relax, and filling your fridge, freezer and pantry with soft, easy-to-eat foods ahead of time will make a big difference in your recovery. Your diet is a big factor in healing post-surgery — and we’ve got a list of recommended foods to help you enjoy a speedy recovery.

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Types of Anaesthesia for Your Oral Surgery in Houston

May 19, 2016

oral surgery houstonAre you getting ready for an upcoming oral surgery in Houston? If so, we want to remind you there’s absolutely no need to worry — with our list of options in anesthesia, we promise you won’t feel anything at all. Current offerings in anesthesia and sedation make modern oral surgery more comfortable than ever before. Make yourself aware of the types of anesthesia offered by Dr. Steve L. Koo and Dr. Thomas M. Weil at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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5 Ways to Reduce Swelling Following Oral Surgery in Houston

May 13, 2016

oral surgery houstonA certain amount of swelling is normal following your oral surgery in Houston, but you can help reduce inflammation and discomfort for an easier, more comfortable recovery overall. We here at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have five tips to help you keep swelling to a minimum following your upcoming oral surgery!

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why Choose an Oral Surgeon?

February 15, 2016

oral surgeonAre your newly-erupted wisdom teeth causing problems like impaction or infection? Are they causing orthodontic issues by crowding your other teeth? There are a number of things that can go wrong when these third molars decide to erupt — and when problems occur, extraction is most often the preferred choice to restore oral health. But who should perform the removal? While a regular dentist is qualified to complete a wisdom tooth extraction, we advise visiting an oral surgeon for expert care with your wisdom teeth removal.

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Everything You Need to Know About IV Sedation

February 2, 2016

iv sedationStaying informed of your choices can help you to have the best possible outcome from your upcoming oral surgery. Among a whole list of sedation options, one of the most common methods for relaxing through an oral procedure is with IV sedation. Keep reading to learn more about this top anaesthetic option.

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TMJ Disorder: Exercises to Alleviate Pain

January 29, 2016

Man doing jaw exercises for tmj disorderThe name of our practice is Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, but for some of the patients who visit us, surgery isn’t the best option. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is actually a variety of dysfunctions of the TMJ, and there are numerous effective methods for treating TMJ disorders. In most cases, we are able to offer conservative, non-surgical treatment options for TMJ sufferers. We often partner with knowledgeable physical therapists to train patients to exercise their jaw muscles and joints in order to relieve pain and restore optimal function.
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Are Dental Implants an Option for Congenitally Missing Teeth?

January 27, 2016

woman with a beautiful smile after treatment to replace her congenitally missing teetHypodontia refers to a person who does not develop one to six teeth. Third molars, wisdom teeth, are the most common congenitally missing teeth, but even excluding these teeth, nearly 10% of people are effected by hypdontia. Other commonly missing teeth are maxillary (upper jaw) laterals, the teeth on either side of the front teeth, and mandibular (lower jaw) premolars, the teeth on either side of the canines. For patients who do not develop these teeth, ordinary activities like chewing and speaking present increased challenge.  At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer numerous tooth replacement and orthodontic options to restore smiles.
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What You Need to Know about Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

January 22, 2016

smiling chemotherapy patientChemotherapy 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.
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The Implant Retained Dentures Houston Relies On

January 18, 2016

woman with a beautiful smile thanks to implant retained dentures in houstonWhen 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.
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