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Your Third Molars: Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

August 17, 2016

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If you have ever experienced pain from the so-called wisdom teeth, you are probably wondering how they earned that name. They sure don’t feel all that wise. And why do we develop wisdom teeth if they just need to be removed, anyway? Your Houston oral surgeon explains everything you ever wanted to know about wisdom teeth in this installment of the Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery blog!

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What Injuries are Treated by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

January 1, 2016

Broken teeth in need of an oral and maxillofacial surgeonWhile 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.
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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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Types of Surgeries that an Oral Surgeon Provides

June 29, 2015

486711103When you think of the surgeries an oral surgeon performs, do you mostly think of wisdom teeth extractions? Well, that is a correct answer, but there are so many other surgical procedure performed in the office of an oral surgeon. At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Steve Koo and Dr. Thomas Weil specialize in several surgical procedures to help Houston area patients enjoy healthier and more attractive smiles. (more…)