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Post Tooth-Extraction Menu

Here are some things that are safe (and tasty!) to eat after you’ve had a tooth removed: Refried beans and guacamole: skip the chips and add guac directly to your beans Milkshakes: try making a milkshake using mashed frozen bananas or yogurt as a healthier, tooth-friendly alternative! Soups: brothy soups that don’t need to be chewed are going to be incredibly soothing Mashed potatoes: make sure they’re nice and smooth without too many lumps Smoothies: avoid fruits with seeds and…

Wisdom Teeth FAQ

What’s the deal with wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are one of those interesting parts of our bodies that were once very useful and are now just a problem waiting to happen. Back before oral health was a priority, wisdom teeth were welcome replacements that came in after other teeth had fallen out. These days, we’re more likely to keep all of our teeth because we know how to take care of them, so when Wisdom Teeth try to come in…

What is Oral Pathology?

In a healthy mouth, the inner lining will be covered with mucosa, a special type of skin that is smooth and pink. When changes to the appearance of the mucosa are noted, this could be a warning sign that something is going on with the pathology of your mouth, and the most serious concern is oral cancer. The following signs may indicate a cancerous growth or other pathological process: White patches in the mouth Red patches in the mouth A…

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a great solution to missing teeth. However, cleaning and taking care of your implant is even more important than cleaning your natural teeth! Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy gum and bone tissue for support. Plaque buildup can be harmful to the surrounding tissue and bone. In addition, it is important to remove that plaque because it…

What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

An oral surgeon, also known as an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, is a dental specialist. All general dentists and specialists spend upwards of seven or eight years in college and dental school earning a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). Both of these dental degrees are equivalent. An oral surgeon will spend an additional four to six years in training after dental school, in both a hospital-based and a private practice based surgical environment. As…

Welcome

Welcome to College Station Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. While we are new to Brazos County, we have been practicing around the Houston area for years at our other locations: Cypress Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Katy Periodontology & Oral Surgery, and Summerwood Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Feel free to contact us and see how our Board Certified Doctors: Dr. Alex Bachoura, DDS, MD, Dr. Andrew Michael, DDS, MD, and Dr. Howard Price, DDS can help you today. Our surgeons practice a…