Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Katy/Cypress Blog

Have TMJ Disorder? Stop Doing These 6 Things

May 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 9:02 pm
Woman with TMJ disorder chewing on pen while working

TMJ disorder (TMD) is a common condition that can cause chronic jaw pain and a range of other unpleasant symptoms. If you are suffering from it, you should certainly seek professional treatment. In the meantime, though, there may be some simple steps you can take to mitigate your discomfort. In this blog post, we discuss six habits that should be avoided by individuals with TMD.


Do Wisdom Teeth Stitches Dissolve on Their Own?

April 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 7:30 pm
Gloved hand holding needle and thread for wisdom teeth stitches

When you undergo wisdom teeth removal, you should be feeling close to normal within 7 – 10 days after your surgery. At that point, you may be ready to leave the procedure in your past and move forward with your healthier smile — which means you might not like the idea of going back to your oral surgeon to get stitches removed. Do wisdom teeth stitches dissolve on their own? This blog post discusses the answer to that question and provides tips for caring for your stitches.


What to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

March 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 4:08 pm
Mashed potatoes, a good food to eat after wisdom tooth extractions

Most people find that their mouth is fairly well-recovered within 7 – 10 days after wisdom tooth extractions. During that brief recovery period, it is important that you adjust your routine to facilitate a comfortable and complication-free recovery. One of the biggest aspects of your life that will be affected is your diet. What should you eat after your procedure, and what foods should you temporarily avoid? Here is a brief guide to help you out.


What Does a Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

March 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 1:43 pm
Tooth on table after successful tooth extraction procedure

In a perfect, world, everyone would be able to keep all of their natural teeth for a lifetime. Unfortunately, though, things like decay, impacted wisdom teeth, and gum disease may lead to the need for tooth removal. If you must soon undergo an extraction, it is understandable if you are nervous. To put some of your concerns to rest, read this blog post. It provides a succinct play-by-play of what you can expect before, during, and after your tooth extraction.


Look and Feel Your Best: 9 Injectable Trends

January 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 3:41 pm
Close-up of woman getting BOTOX injection between her eyes

If you have ever thought about undergoing a professional cosmetic treatment, you have probably at least considered injectables. Things like BOTOX and dermal fillers have been around for years, and they are continually growing in popularity. Which injectable trends might be right for you? Your cosmetic dentist or another qualified professional can help you decide. In the meantime, take a look at some of the most popular ways people are using injectables in 2022.


4 Possible Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

December 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 4:10 pm
Forceps holding tooth after successful tooth extraction procedure

No one likes the idea of getting a tooth removed. If your dentist recommends that you undergo an extraction, it’s understandable if you are nervous. You might even question whether the procedure is really necessary. Rest assured that your dental team has your best interests at heart; they always have a sound basis for removing teeth. Let’s talk about a few common reasons for extraction.


What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

November 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:12 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 8:39 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 3:03 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:58 pm
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.

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