Blog Archive

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Adulthood: What to Expect Sep 1st, 2021

About 85% of people end up needing their wisdom teeth pulled at some point in their life, and that typically happens in their late teens or early 20s. But occasionally, this third set of molars remains asymptomatic for years, then becomes problematic later in life.  When this happens, you want...

Speed Your Healing With Our Cutting-Edge PRP Therapy Aug 8th, 2021

Advanced technology has made surgical procedures less invasive and more precise, but no matter which type of surgery you’ve had, your body still takes time to heal. Fortunately, you have what it takes to speed up that process, and that power is stored inside your own blood supply.  By tapping...

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? Jul 18th, 2021

Snoring is a problem. Snoring because of sleep apnea is a bigger problem.  Occasional snoring when you’re really tired or have had a few too many drinks is nothing to worry about, unless, of course, your bed partner complains. But if you have sleep apnea, you have bigger problems to...

The Benefits of Computer Guided Implant Surgery Jun 15th, 2021

Whether you’re considering getting a dental implant or already have the appointment in the books, you should know that the latest technology can make a huge difference in the outcome of your procedure. Computer-guided implant surgery has revolutionized the dental implant procedure, an increasingly popular solution for missing teeth. In...

The Importance of Jawbone Health May 24th, 2021

You rely on your jaw for so many ordinary daily movements that it’s hard to imagine how you’d get along with it.  Our team of maxillofacial surgeons and dental experts at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands in Texas explain the lesser known complications linked to a deteriorating jawbone...

First Steps After Having a Tooth Knocked Out Apr 15th, 2021

Accidents happen, and when they involve your face, it’s not uncommon to knock out a tooth. In fact, about 5 million teeth are lost every year due to injuries.  If it happens to you, you may assume that’s that. Once a tooth is gone, it’s gone for good. But that’s...

Complications of Severe Bite Problems Mar 15th, 2021

The human jaw is an incredibly powerful joint capable of exerting an average of 171 pounds of pressure when the molars meet. If your bite’s not quite right, that pressure can do a lot of damage.  At Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands, we see the consequences of malocclusions...

Why You Should Always Have a Specialist Administer Cosmetic Injections Feb 9th, 2021

Fine lines and wrinkles, deep creases and folds write the story of your life across your face. They tell the world about every smile, frown, and grimace and just how many birthdays you have under your belt.  Fortunately, injectables can solve these facial faults without the need for surgery, and...

What Are Wisdom Teeth? Jan 17th, 2021

You’ve certainly heard of wisdom teeth, but until they show up in your mouth, you might not give them much thought. Yet once they make their presence known, you can’t ignore them.  If your wisdom teeth have arrived, you probably want all the information you can get about what they...

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea Dec 13th, 2020

Sleep apnea is becoming one of the most common health issues in the United States with an estimated 22 million people suffering from this serious sleep disorder.  Unfortunately, around 80% of those suffering from sleep apnea never seek or receive the treatment they need to manage their symptoms and avoid...

All About TMJ Nov 23rd, 2020

It may seem like a cool party trick to make your jaw pop and click on command, but what’s going on inside your jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) isn’t cool at all. Those sounds are indications of damage in your joint that will only get worse if you...

What Is All-on-4®, and Who Needs It? Oct 14th, 2020

Anyone can lose a tooth — just ask a hockey player. But sports injuries aren’t the only culprits. Excessive wear-and-tear due to bruxism (teeth grinding), normal wear-and-tear over time, nerve damage, and decay are just a few of the many reasons you may have a gap in your smile. And...

Am I a Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery? Sep 9th, 2020

You may have been living with a misaligned jaw for years without realizing you had a problem. The symptoms can be deceiving and make you think you have an issue with your teeth, tongue, or face. An accurate diagnosis is critical so you can get the right treatment. Our team...

How Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Treat a Variety of Dental Issues Aug 5th, 2020

You may not be aware of what oral surgery actually is. You’re probably not too sure about what the difference is between a dentist and an oral surgeon. Yes, oral surgeons perform operations on your teeth, but they do much more.  As dental specialists, they treat injuries, diseases, and conditions...