Common Oral Health Problems in Senior Citizens

Oral health is important in all stages of life. As you age, you may face unique oral health challenges that don't affect younger patients as frequently. Below is some information about the oral health issues elderly patients are most likely to encounter, as well as the available treatments. 

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Understanding the Scope of Pediatric Oral Surgery

Pediatric Oral Surgery may be needed when a child’s teeth are growing abnormally, have become infected or an accident has damaged them in some irreparable way. Irregularities happen, but the most important thing to remember is to deal with them promptly so that the condition doesn’t permanently affect the child’s dental development.

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What are Common Reasons for Reconstructive Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery (also known as orthognathic surgery) is intended to alter specific aspects of the structure of the jaw, correcting any irregularities in the jaw bones in order to improve the functioning of the jaw. This surgery may be recommended to fix a variety of different issues when orthodontics is not enough.

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NORTHWEST ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY WELCOMES RYAN H. PARNELL, DDS, MD

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery proudly announces the addition of a new oral surgeon to its growing practice. In early August 2020, Dr. Ryan H. Parnell will begin seeing patients at the practice’s Technology Forest location in The Woodlands, Texas. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Parnell to our team. Providing our patients with the safest and highest quality of care is our goal at Northwest Oral Surgery. Dr. Parnell shares our vision and we look forward to the positive impact that he will have on the future of our practice,” stated Brian M. Unterman, DDS, MD.

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Extra Layers of Protection for our Patients

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll published on May 27, 2020, approximately 50% of the poll participants reported that they have deferred medical procedures during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Does this sound like you? Have you been referred to an oral surgeon but have postponed scheduling an appointment because of safety concerns? While this is certainly reasonable and understandable, it is also important for you to receive the care that you need when you need it.

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NW Oral Surgery Plan to Reopen...

Dear Patients,

Our office has remained closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with the order from Governor Abbott to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in the state. Dental and Oral Surgery offices, though part of essential services, were allowed to only see emergency patients during this time.

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Questions About COVID-19

At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. The health and well-being of our patients, employees and community remains our priority. Therefore, the practice is complying with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order which limits medical and dental procedures to only those that are deemed emergent.

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Causes & Cures of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Your wisdom teeth are located in the very back of your mouth, and if they're starting to cause pain it’s probably time to have them looked at. There are a several reasons why your wisdom teeth could be bothering you, and most of those reasons lead you down the same path: Wisdom Teeth Removal.

Some people never have a problem with their wisdom teeth and for that reason never have to have them removed. However, the majority of people DO need to have their wisdom teeth removed because they don’t have room to grow in without becoming impacted or shifting other teeth. The key thing to note in any situation is this: wisdom teeth rarely cause pain unless there is something wrong.

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

If you have one or more teeth that are missing, a dental implant is one of the best options there is for replacing the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants look and feel more realistic than other options which is why more and more people are opting for them. If you have a missing tooth and are considering dental implants, you may find yourself wondering if dental implants are safe. Here is some information that you need to know. 

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Oral Surgery and Senior Citizens

There are more people over the age of 65 than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of older Americans will nearly double from 47.8 million in 2015 to 98.2 million in 2060. Many of these older adults will be challenged with multiple health concerns, including dental conditions which may require surgical attention.

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