Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Katy/Cypress Blog

What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

November 1, 2021

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Declining offer of cigarette after dental implant surgery

Will you soon undergo dental implant surgery? Your oral surgeon will provide you with detailed post-op instructions to help you enjoy a smooth recovery. Those instructions will include tips on both what you should do and what you should not do. In this blog post, we discuss some activities that fall into the latter category.


4 Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Festivities While Recovering From Oral Surgery

October 17, 2021

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family celebrating the holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be thinking about using your time off to undergo necessary oral surgery. While it may not be the most glamorous way to celebrate and spend time with family and friends, you do not have to miss out on all the festivities. Here are four ways you can make the most of the holidays this year even while you’re recovering.


You Can Overcome Your Fear of Tooth Extractions!

September 19, 2021

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Happy patient after overcoming fear of tooth extractions

Depictions of tooth extractions in the media can make the procedure seem a little intimidating, especially if you have never undergone it yourself. If your dentist has recommended that you get a tooth removed, it is only natural if you feel a little nervous about your upcoming appointment. Really, though, there is nothing to worry about. Let’s talk about a few things you can do to overcome a fear of tooth extractions.


How to Prevent Dry Socket after Wisdom Tooth Extractions

August 15, 2021

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Illustration of dry socket after surgical tooth extraction

When you get a tooth removed, the chances are good that your recovery will go smoothly and your mouth will feel better within several days to a week. However, there is also a small risk that you will experience some post-procedural complications. One possible complication is known as dry socket. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what it is, the symptoms it causes, and how you may be able to prevent it.


Why Summer Is a Great Time for Wisdom Teeth Extractions

July 3, 2021

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Woman with hand on mouth, thinking about wisdom teeth extractions

Has your dentist told you that you ought to get your wisdom teeth extracted? It can be all too easy to postpone your procedure, particularly if you aren’t experiencing any pain or discomfort due to your wisdom teeth. Understandably, no one wants to rearrange their busy schedule to accommodate oral surgery. But it is important that you get your wisdom teeth removed — your future oral health could depend on it! Plus, there is no time like the present. Summer is a great opportunity to undergo wisdom teeth extractions. Here’s why: