Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Find the Answers to Your Bone Grafting Questions Here

Bone grafting is a top-notch treatment that can help you and your oral health in many ways. If you have questions about this treatment, our oral surgeon, Dr. Jose Lopez, is happy to help you find the answers. The more you know, the better. To give you the answers you’re... Read more »

Learning about Oral Surgery

Oral surgery isn’t limited to just wisdom teeth removal. In fact, the wide variety of procedures performed by oral surgeons will likely surprise you. They’re highly-trained individuals with an array of skills that’s on par with most general surgeons. A lot of people aren’t educated about oral surgery, or what... Read more »

Understanding Dental Implants

When you lose teeth, you have a few different options to get them replaced. Whether you lost the teeth as a result of poor oral health, or a different, unfortunate accident, Dr. Jose Lopez and the team in Houston, Texas have the tools necessary to help you recover. One of... Read more »

Oral Health Advisory: Sedation Dentistry

Whether you are coming in for an oral surgery procedure such as bone grafting, dental implants, a sinus lift, a wisdom tooth removal, or oral pathology and biopsy, you don't have to experience dental anxiety or feel that you may experience discomfort. With the help of oral conscious sedation, we... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Give You the Healthy and Attractive Smile You Need

Our oral surgeon, Dr. Jose Lopez, proudly offers dental implants in Houston, Texas. Dental implants are top-notch dental restorations that can replace your missing teeth and help you, your smile and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. So, if you’re missing any teeth, it’s best to... Read more »