July 28, 2016
Have you experienced facial trauma in the form of a knocked out tooth? If so, don’t panic due to your dental emergency. The most important thing to do after a knocked out tooth is to remain calm. After you lose a tooth, take the necessary first steps (detailed below) and get in touch with the team at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery immediately. Oral surgery in Houston is likely necessary to ease the pain and repair your smile.
January 29, 2016
The 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.
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 6, 2016
Root canal infection occurs when the interior portion of the tooth is infected. Root canal treatments have a bad reputation for being extremely painful, but actually, the pain occurs due to the infection. The pulp layer of teeth contains all of the nerves. Thus, when this interior layer is infected, the nerve is directly affected causing severe pain. Root canal treatment removes the infected tissue, and significantly alleviates pain. In most cases, root canal infection is adequately treated with this removal of infected tissue, but in rare cases, traditional root canal therapies fail. When this occurs, tooth extraction is the most often recommended solution, and in some cases, patients may even undergo a second traditional root canal. However, a better treatment option to retain natural teeth without further damaging the crown of the tooth, is apicoectomy. An apicoectomy is the correction of failed root canal treatment by accessing infected tissue through the root structure rather than the crown.
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.
November 7, 2015
At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, our dedicated team of oral surgeons utilize the latest techniques and technologies to ensure patients experience minimal discomfort during surgical procedures, but for many patients, managing pain and oral health care following an operation can be a challenge. Our team offers patients a post-operative guide to ensure they understand the best way to manage pain, bleeding, hygiene, and other health concerns following surgery.
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.
December 19, 2014
Are you seeking a trusted Houston oral surgeon? Leading up to surgery, Dr. Koo will thoroughly review your procedure with you and discuss the hallmarks of a successful procedure. Dr. Koo will also offer a variety of sedation methods to insure that your procedure is completely relaxed and free of discomfort. Don’t trust your oral surgery to just any dental practice. Make an appointment with the premier oral surgery Houston practice, Piney Point OMS. Dr. Koo is a highly qualified, experienced, and compassionate oral surgeon. The talented oral surgery Houston team at Piney Point OMS proudly serves all of greater Houston, TX, including: Stafford, Meyerland, Bellaire, Lamar Terrace, Galleria, Briargrove, Rice Military, Heights, Bunker Hill Village, Hunters Creek Village, Hedwig Village, Katy, and the surrounding areas.
November 13, 2013
Oral surgery is a dental specialty that combines medicine and dentistry. It helps to restore damage to your jaws or face, while also focusing on the function and appearance of your smile. If you’ve sustained facial damage or other oral trauma, oral surgery can be a good choice to restore your oral health.
This is a highly technical field that requires a lot of specialty training. Your Houston area oral surgeon will complete an undergraduate degree, then go onto to dental school and complete a hospital residence of at least four years. Patients in Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, and Stafford have a wide variety of oral surgeons available to meet all your needs.
August 29, 2013
It is not uncommon to suffer injuries to the face, jaws or teeth, especially from a motor vehicle accident, violent incident, or a recreational accident. It is important to address these issues to restore the health of your smile. Facial trauma treatments are important to restore proper function and form to your jaws and teeth.
For patients in Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, and Stafford, there are several options when it comes to treatment. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will provide quality, specialized care to help repair the damage caused by trauma.