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Your Wisdom Teeth and Your Health

December 12, 2018

The last teeth to erupt in the adult dentition are the wisdom teeth. These third molars received the nickname wisdom teeth due to the fact that they do not come in until a person has reached the age of maturity – late teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth seldom come in as easy as … Continue reading “Your Wisdom Teeth and Your Health”

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See an Oral Pathologist When You Have These Symptoms

November 26, 2018

What does an oral pathologist do, and when do you need to see one? Since “oral pathology” is essentially the opposite of “oral health,” there are some symptoms you should consider a red flag worth discussing with your dentist to determine whether you need specialized treatment. What is an Oral Pathologist, and What Do They … Continue reading “See an Oral Pathologist When You Have These Symptoms”

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How an Oral Surgeon Can Help Facial Trauma

November 14, 2018

If you’ve suffered facial trauma, you may be surprised to learn an oral surgeon is often the first and most effective source of help. In addition to more complex dental procedures, oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) treat and repair a wide range of facial injuries. From orbital and jaw fractures to deep lacerations on the … Continue reading “How an Oral Surgeon Can Help Facial Trauma”

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IV Sedation: Effects and Recovery Time

October 25, 2018

For anyone who suffers from dental anxiety, the option of receiving treatment under sedation is a very welcome one. Even those people who are perfectly comfortable with the dentist may prefer to be sedated for certain procedures. If you have any queries or concerns about the effects or recovery time of receiving this type of … Continue reading “IV Sedation: Effects and Recovery Time”

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The Oral Bone Grafting Healing Process

October 12, 2018

The idea of bone grafting may send shivers down your back, especially when you are told that a bone graft will be needed for you to have that dental implant procedure. Once you understand how the process works, it is much less dramatic and more of a mundane procedure. Why Bone Grafting May Be Required … Continue reading “The Oral Bone Grafting Healing Process”

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How a 3D CT Scan Machine Helps Your Dentist Treat You

September 24, 2018

Going to the dentist is a stressful experience for many patients. However, much of the fear associated with the dentist’s office stems from learned behavior, which has developed over years of experiencing uncomfortable examinations that are also often slow, to discover the tiniest problem. Dentists who use 3D CT scan technology offer a completely different … Continue reading “How a 3D CT Scan Machine Helps Your Dentist Treat You”

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The Need for Oral Pathology

August 24, 2018

Less than 25% of the national population gets annual screenings for oral cancer. Yet these cancers are some of the easiest to stop in their initial stages. People seldom think of cancer in the mouth. Most cancer concerns are limited to other parts of the body. Unfortunately, oral pathology will be diagnosed in about 50,000 … Continue reading “The Need for Oral Pathology”

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Facial Trauma and the Importance of an Oral Surgeon

August 15, 2018

If you haven’t experienced it yourself, then you probably know someone who has. Facial trauma is more common than you think. Facial trauma, or maxillofacial injury, happens to people of all ages. Whether you experience a sports injury or just a simple fall at home, even the most basic circumstances can cause drastic injury to … Continue reading “Facial Trauma and the Importance of an Oral Surgeon”

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Dental Bone Grafting 101

July 23, 2018

When teeth are missing, over time the bone begins to shrink. This can make the jawbone unsuitable for some prosthetics, dental implants in particular. Weak jawbones may also be more susceptible to breakage. The way to build up a weak or small jawbone is through dental bone grafting. There are a few ways this can … Continue reading “Dental Bone Grafting 101”

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

July 16, 2018

A question that patients often asked at Katy Cypress Oral Surgery is whether they are a candidate for dental implants. The question is a fair one, given that not everyone can receive dental implants at our practice. There are certain indicators that an oral surgery dentist will look for before recommending dental implants as a … Continue reading “Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?”

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