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 can help you have a comfortable, relaxing experience. At our... 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 consider replacing them with dental implants. Dental implants are top-notch... read more »

Preventing Dry Socket

The human body is an amazing thing, and in many cases is capable of healing itself. A good example of this is your body’s reaction to a tooth extraction. If our oral surgeon has to extract a tooth, your body will act to protect the remaining socket. Without the tooth, the jawbone and nerves are exposed, and our body will... read more »

Caring for Your Toothbrush

Always make sure you regularly check the condition of your toothbrush and replace it when necessary.If your toothbrush is not clean or is worn, you can continue to use it, but won’t be helping your teeth and gums. You should store your toothbrush upright and in a place where the air can dry it. Never share your toothbrush with anyone... read more »

Know the Signs of Troubled Wisdom Teeth

If you are unfamiliar with wisdom teeth, they are the third set molars that erupt in the very back of your smile during the years of your late teens to mid-twenties, and they often need to be removed. The use of dental X-rays during routine checkups helps dentists determine if wisdom teeth are safe or if they need to be... read more »

Dental Implants Can Improve These Aspects of Your Life

If losing one or more teeth have caused you to feel self-conscious, but you are hesitant to receive uncomfortable dentures or alter your smile to fit a dental bridge, you may find dental implants to be just right. Dental implants are titanium posts attached to dental restorations to replace your tooth roots and missing teeth. You may find that receiving... read more »

Removing Wisdom Teeth: Yes or No?

A number of your friends probably have had wisdom teeth removed. Many of your other friends haven't. So what's the deal with wisdom teeth: do they need to be pulled or don’t they? Here's a little bit of data we've amassed to help you choose whether having wisdom teeth taken out sounds right for you. If you have any extra... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Need to Be Extracted

What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth, which are also called the third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. The average adult has four wisdom teeth that begin to grow in between age 17 and 21. Why are wisdom teeth extracted? As wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in, many people simply do not... read more »

Is Anesthesia Safe for Pregnant Women?

If you're a mother or expecting a new child, the wellbeing of your child is everything to you. That's why we get lots of inquiries about the safety and suitable use of anesthetics and other meds for women during pregnancy. We're ecstatic to let you know that we only use the safest meds and procedures when caring for expectant women.... read more »

Boost Your Bone Graft Recovery with These Tips

Bone grafting is an oral surgical procedure that restores weakened bone structure in a targeted area of your jawbone. We are pleased to helpful tips to boost your recovery process and help you enjoy a stronger smile sooner. When you meet with Dr. Jose Lopez for an initial consultation, please notify him of any preexisting medical conditions or medications you... read more »