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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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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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All About Orthodontic Surgery from Houston Oral Surgeon

October 26, 2015

houston oral surgeonOrthodontic braces are a common treatment to straighten misaligned teeth — we all know that. What you may not know, however, is that orthodontic surgery can often be a beneficial way to prepare the jaw to receive an orthodontic treatment, like braces. A variety of orthodontic surgeries are available to enhance the success of the orthodontics as well as the overall oral health of the patient. Read more to learn a little bit about the most common types of orthodontic oral surgery offered by Dr. Koo, your Houston oral surgeon at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial 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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Anesthesia Options at your Houston Oral Surgeon’s Office

August 19, 2015

Piney Point dentist offers anesthesia to make oral surgery a a breezeYour Houston Oral Surgeon Offers Anesthesia Options

Years of experience in the dental field has taught me a lot about people. I’ve learned about our values, our common goals, and definitely about our fears. Let me tell you, no one likes going to the dentist–but too many people avoid the dentist for fear. Unfortunately, this often leads to more serious issues, that are then more painful to solve. It’s a bad cycle, and it needs to be broken.
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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…)

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

February 27, 2015

179967086Knowing just what to expect before, during, and after oral surgery can put you on the road to a speedy recovery. Oral surgery is most often an outpatient procedure that requires local or general anesthesia. In most cases, you will be able to return home shortly after your operation with Dr. Koo’s approval. During your pre-surgery appointments, you are free to ask Dr. Koo any questions you have about, how to prepare for your oral surgery. Dr. Koo and his attentive dental team are ready to guide you through the process every step of the way. To discover the Piney Point Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery difference for yourself, schedule an oral surgery consultation with Dr. Koo today. Dr. Koo is a top rated oral surgeon, now delivering quality, patient-centered oral care daily throughout the greater Houston area including: Stafford, Meyerland, Bellaire, Lamar Terrace, Galleria, Briargrove, Rice Military, Heights, Bunker Hill Village, Hunters Creek Village, Hedwig Village, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
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Trust Dr. Koo for All of Your Oral Surgery Houston Needs

December 19, 2014

153637020Are 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.
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