Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Katy/Cypress Blog

Freehand vs. Guided Dental Implant Surgery: Understanding the Difference

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:46 pm
Oral surgery team carefully performing procedure

When dental implants are carefully placed into a patient’s jawbone, they can bond with the surrounding tissue and act as strong, reliable prosthetic tooth roots. In order to insert the implants, a surgeon might use freehand techniques or choose to perform guided surgery. What is the difference between these two methods, and does it matter which one you undergo? Read this blog post to discover important information.


What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:21 pm
Relaxed, happy dental patient in treatment chair

It is common for patients to experience some anxiety or nervousness about oral surgery. They wonder if the experience will be uncomfortable or even painful. You can be sure that your care team will do all they can to help you have a relaxing, smooth appointment. In fact, thanks to sedation, you may feel little to nothing while your surgeon is working! What exactly is dental sedation, and what does it feel like? This blog post provides valuable information.


9 Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

August 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:53 pm
Woman holding her lower jaw in a forward position

If you struggle with persistent TMD pain, your local dentist or oral surgery team is ready to help you. Professional therapy is often the best way to address the root cause of jaw discomfort and produce long-term relief. Of course, you should also supplement your treatment with at-home care. For example, you may benefit if you regularly perform jaw exercises. Here are some moves that might relieve TMD pain and strengthen your facial muscles:


Why Is TMD Treatment So Important?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:27 pm
Woman with jaw pain, experiencing symptoms of untreated TMD

TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, afflicts millions of people. Sadly, many of those individuals choose not to seek treatment. They decide to “tough it out” and hope that the situation improves on its own. That is unwise. Why is TMD treatment so important? In short, because letting this condition go unaddressed can lead to some serious long-term consequences. Here are a few examples of what might happen if you do not receive professional care:


Is It Possible to Replace Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

July 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 7:26 pm
Dental implant next to natural tooth

Ask any dental professional, and they will probably tell you that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Some people, though, are interested in replacing the teeth that are still in their mouth. Is it possible to replace healthy teeth with dental implants? This blog post provides important information.


Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed — Why?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 7:00 pm
Woman in summer clothes, pointing at her smile

For most people, their summertime plans involve spending lots of time outdoors. Whether you are attending barbecues, hiking in the woods, or lounging on the beach, summer is the ideal opportunity to enjoy some fresh air. Dental care might be the last thing on your mind. But did you know that summer is the perfect time to get your wisdom teeth removed? Why is that the case? This blog post explains a few reasons.


5 Surprising Benefits of Tooth Extractions

June 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:24 pm
Illustration of forceps extracting tooth

Dentists do their best to help their patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Sadly, though, circumstances can arise that necessitate the removal of one or more teeth. If you ever need to have a tooth pulled, do not get too disheartened. There are actually some surprising benefits of tooth extractions! Read on below to learn about a few of the advantages that come with this last-resort procedure.


What Is Dry Socket? How Can You Prevent It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 4:52 pm
Illustration of dry socket at site of tooth extraction

Within a few days to a couple of weeks after a tooth extraction, your mouth should return to feeling normal and pain-free. Unfortunately, some patients encounter a rare complication known as dry socket. This problem can slow down your recovery and cause serious pain. What is dry socket? How can you prevent it? If you do develop it, what treatments are available? Continue reading to find the answers.


Preparing for Dermal Fillers? Here’s What to Do

May 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 3:54 pm
Man relaxing while receiving dermal filler injection

Are you preparing for dermal fillers? This simple and fast treatment has the potential to make you look years younger. You have much to be excited about! However, you should not go to your appointment without first taking some simple steps. This blog post provides some dos and don’ts that can make your filler experience as successful as possible.


Can Dermal Fillers Get Rid of Laugh Lines?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 3:17 pm
Woman receiving dermal filler for laugh lines

Aging is a natural part of being human. In fact, many would deem it a privilege. However, that does not mean you want to look like you have as much life experience as you do. If you are bothered by noticeable nasolabial folds (also called laugh lines), you may need to see a professional to ask about treatments that can give you a more youthful appearance. Can dermal fillers get rid of laugh lines? This blog post talks about how a simple and quick treatment can help you say goodbye to unwanted lines.

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