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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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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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Am I a Candidate for the All-On-4 Dental Implants Houston Trusts?

January 14, 2016

Man with a beautiful smile thanks to dental implants houston residents rely onFor 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.
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A Post-Operative Guide from the Oral Surgeon Houston Trusts

November 7, 2015

man resting with ice pack after oral surgery from the oral surgeon houston prefersAt 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.
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Piney Point the Go-To Practice for Houston Oral Surgery Emergencies

September 10, 2015

man with a soccer injury needs the houston oral surgery experts in emergency careFor 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.
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Your Houston Implant Dentist Uses Latest Technology

August 24, 2015

Woman with beautiful smile thanks to houston oral surgeon and dental implantsThe 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.
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Dental Implants Houston, TX, Trusts from Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

July 15, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-167777022How 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…)

Upcoming Trends for Dental Implants in Houston, TX

April 21, 2015

184898853Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 76.4 million baby boomers. Representing nearly one quarter of the U.S. population, these people born between 1946 and 1964 are accustomed to, shall we say, the finer things in life. And some of those finer things are their own teeth! So, if they should happen to need tooth replacement, then dentures simply will not suffice. They will expect a more lifelike alternative and fortunately there is one: dental implants. Dr. Steve Koo at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the oral surgeon Houston, TX, residents depend on to perform competent and professional dental implant surgery. (more…)

Understanding Dental Implants Cost in Houston

March 31, 2015

Dental Implants Cost HoustonGenerally speaking, having dental implant procedure is not an inexpensive undertaking. The cost, however, is well worth the lifelike and secure outcome. Even so, there can be a range of costs for Houston dental implants. Of course, you want to be sure that your money is well spent and you don’t need additional treatment after your dental implants are in place. For this reason, you would do well to select Oral Surgeon, Dr. Steve Koo at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, TX, turns to for professional and long-lasting results that make your investment worthwhile. (more…)

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