Category Archives: Oral Surgery

3 Signs It’s Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out

Although they’re called “wisdom teeth,” it’s not always wise to keep them in. These third molars come in at the furthest four corners of your mouth. Remnants of a time when our ancestors needed a third set of molars to … Continue reading

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Why is There a Lump on the Roof of my Mouth?

Finding a lump on the roof of your mouth can be quite unnerving. No matter the circumstances, it can be difficult not to imagine the worst. However, there are many different disorders that can lead to lumps. At our Houston … Continue reading

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Do Wisdom Teeth Always Have to Be Removed?

It seems so many people have to have their wisdom teeth, or third molars, removed. Why is this needed, and how will you know if you or your child needs this procedure? Impaction and Related Problems Many wisdom teeth end up … Continue reading

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Saving Your Sinuses: Toothache Relief With a Sinus Infection

According to WebMD, approximately 37 million Americans suffer from sinus issues. Your sinuses are the mucous-lined passages within your skull. If they become infected, inflamed, or irritated, this can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches and congestion. Since they … Continue reading

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Periodontal Disease: Don’t Become Another Statistic

According to a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), more than 40 percent of Americans over the age of 30 have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, or gum disease. The age group most impacted by … Continue reading

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All About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many students plan to have their wisdom teeth extracted during summer break, when they have a few days to recuperate from the procedure. Some people never develop wisdom teeth, or do not even notice when they erupt because it occurs … Continue reading

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Jaw and Facial Pain

It is not uncommon for adults to report chronic jaw and facial pain. If you are having symptoms then it is important to alert your dentist so that he can perform a thorough exam.  X-rays may be taken to help … Continue reading

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Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom Tooth Removal Your wisdom teeth are the third molars that develop in each of the four quadrants of the mouth- upper, lower, left, and right. They usually erupt between the ages of 16 and 23. Some people never develop … Continue reading

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Reasons You May Need Oral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who diagnosis and treat diseases, injuries, and defects of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. There are many different types of oral surgery performed by these dental specialists. Three of the … Continue reading

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Ouch! You Have an Abscess

The nerve of a tooth is called the dental pulp. When that pulp, which is in the center of each tooth, gets infected it becomes an abscess. An abscess usually occurs when the bacteria from an untreated cavity spreads deep … Continue reading

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