ADDRESS: 915 Gessner, Suite 690 Houston, TX
PHONE: 713-467-5655 | FAX: 713-467-9221
Welcome to Parkway Oral Surgery
Our practice, Parkway Oral Surgery, is the premiere oral surgery office in Memorial City located within the medical campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City, which not only affords us the capabilities of being part of a world-renowned hospital center but also means our standards are that much higher.
At Parkway you will notice a difference from the moment you call or walk into our office. We are friendly, and genuinely care about you! We understand that this is can be a very scary and stressful experience and we strive to reduce those anxieties as much as possible. We understand that the best measure of success is the degree of satisfaction of our patients.
We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of technology and training. “Perfect Practice makes perfect” is our motto here. Not only for our services but also in how we treat everyone who comes through our door.
Our office is located at 915 Gessner, Suite 690, Houston, TX. Call us at 713-467-5655.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) are specialists who treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons must complete an arduous and comprehensive residency training program after they graduate from dental school in the top of their class. Oral Surgery programs range from 4 to 6 years and today the top programs integrate a medical degree into the training. Very few specialists can say that they have dedicated ten years of training to their profession.
- One thing that separates Parkway Oral Surgery from any other specialist is our extensive training in the administration of anesthesia. We are uniquely trained and qualified to offer our patients the ability to have their surgical care performed with a variety of anesthesia options right in our office.
- There are other specialists and general dentists who offer similar services; however, no one has similar training and experience. The only person who is trained in oral surgery is an oral surgeon.
For additional information about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, please visit www.aaoms.org.
- We offer the highest standard of service and excellence in treatment in the Greater Houston area. Patients come first at our comfortable state-of-the-art facility. From your first phone call to your final follow-up visit, our team will make your surgical experience as seamless as possible. We believe in what we do, and our commitment to you will be evident.
- We keep convenient office hours to accommodate your busy schedule and are available to see emergency patients at any time. Diagnostic procedures, such as X-rays and CT scans, are performed onsite at your initial consultation, saving you a trip to a radiology facility. These technologies make it easy for our doctors to get the necessary information they need to make precise diagnoses and determine appropriate treatment options without having to make additional appointments.
- Our conveniently located office serves patients from Cypress, Katy, Piney Point Village, Bunker Hill Village, and beyond. Call or e-mail us to schedule your consultation and see what sets us apart from the rest.
- Personal Attention
- Our team of surgical assistants are available to answer questions regarding medications, treatment, and postoperative care. We also have a dedicated implant dentistry coordinator who follows your dental implant case from beginning to end and remains in close contact with your general dentist or other practitioners as needed.
- Our surgeons are specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery. That means they have additional training and experience in procedures such as dental implants, extractions, wisdom tooth surgery and trauma surgery. This translates into easier and more comfortable dental care for you and your family. For example, we offer more sedation options than a general dentist. And, because we perform these procedures so frequently, we understand how to quickly work around any difficulties that might unexpectedly arise. With our knowledge and experience, you’ll spend less time in the dental chair and have a smoother recovery.
- Almost every person who is missing one or more teeth and is in good general health is a candidate for dental implant treatment. Working together with your primary care physician, we can optimize treatment for patients with diseases such as diabetes so that they are candidates for dental implants. The quality and quantity of available bone is an important factor in dental implant treatment. Oral Maxillofacial surgeons can, even with significant bone loss, perform procedures that add bone or create new bone to allow people who would not otherwise have been candidates for dental implants to have successful implant treatment.
- Dental implants are quite superior, for several reasons, to alternative methods for tooth replacement. First, dental implants preserve both the underlying bone and the actual structure of your face. Second, they also look, feel and function like natural teeth; so, they can improve both your nutrition and your digestion as opposed to alternative methods. Third, dental implants restore your mouth as closely as possible to its natural state; therefore, you don’t have to worry about them coming loose or falling out. Your self-esteem and self-confidence can be maintained or enhanced by the comfort and natural appearance of dental implants. Additionally, one of the most important reasons to consider dental implants is that they provide a strong foundation for your teeth. A dental implant replaces the part of your tooth that is visible in your mouth, the crown of a tooth; however, dental implants also replace natural tooth roots where teeth are missing. Replacing the tooth root as well as the visible part of the tooth is vital because natural tooth roots are embedded in bone. This provides the stable foundation necessary to bite and chew normally. There is a give-give relationship because at the same time as the bone holds tooth roots in place, the roots preserve the bone. Missing teeth and roots cause deterioration in the bone that supported those teeth and roots. This deterioration process is called bone resorption. Dental implants preserve the underlying bone because the bone forms a very strong bond to the implants; so, they serve virtually the same function as natural tooth roots. A strong foundation for biting, chewing, speaking, and appearance is the result.
Because we specialize in dental implants, we’ve included plenty of information on this subject on this website. Additionally, our dental implant coordinator is always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also find further good information about dental implants at the website of the International College of Oral Implantologists, www.icoi.og.
- Dental implants have roots back to the 1950’s, specifically as a solution for older patients who were missing teeth. Overall health and a desire to improve your quality of life are usually more important factors than a person’s age. In fact, we are quite experienced helping patients in their 90s have dental implant treatment without any problems.
- If you have dentures or a partial already, you may be concerned that your bone has deteriorated – making it too late to consider dental implants. The good news is that technology now makes it possible to grow new bone or add bone to areas where the bone has melted away. The placement of dental implants can then be accomplished. Bone grafting procedures allow dental specialists to repair defects in the bone and even further, to place implants to improve appearance. Oral Maxillofacial surgeons can also use bone grafting techniques to make it possible for people with significant bone loss to have implants, thereby restoring function and integrity of facial structures. Sometimes it is even possible to graft bone and place implants at the same time; however, each person’s situation is unique. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for bone grafting. If you wear dentures or a partial, you will do yourself a favor by talking to a qualified, experienced surgeon. Determining whether you qualify for bone grafting and dental implant treatment can be a very big step in your life.
- Implant patients generally say that the implant procedure is not as traumatic as having their tooth extracted. Everyone tolerates pain differently, but most patients are comfortable simply taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol after the procedure.
- As a specialty surgical practice, we can provide you with more options for sedation than a general dentist. We have specially trained staff, certified and/or licensed, who administer and monitor your vital signs during surgery. We offer everything from nitrous oxide to oral sedation to IV sedation. The type we use depends on the procedures you are having done, as well as your personal preferences. We’ll be happy to discuss patient comforts and your sedation options with you.
- Wisdom teeth, sometimes referred to as third molars, can cause serious problems such as crowding and shifting other teeth, changing your bite, and contributing to loss of jawbone tissue. Wisdom teeth that are only partly erupted often trap food, causing decay and gum disease. Swelling and jaw pain are some of the most common early symptoms. The longer your wisdom teeth remain in your mouth, the more likely they are to cause harm, and the more difficult they are to remove. Because wisdom teeth erupt at different rates, a lot of damage can be done before you even begin to notice symptoms. We recommend calling us at the first sign of symptoms.
- At Parkway Oral Surgery, we are always accepting new patients for specialty care. There is no age limit, young or the young at heart, both are welcome at our practice.
- Absolutely! We work with many different dental and medical practices throughout the Houston area to provide for their patients in need of specialty care from an oral surgeon. Even if your general practitioner has given you the name of another provider, you may still contact our office on your own to see one of our doctors for your needs.
- For the most part, we do not require a written referral from your dental or medical doctor. Patients can normally initiate their own care if they have a situation that requires care from our doctors. For those patients who have Guardian DMO or MetLife HMO plans, we do require a specialty referral from their designated general dentist office. If you’re not sure if you need one, just call our Houston oral surgery office and any of our team members will help you figure out your insurance needs and find a convenient time for a consultation.
- A dental implant is an investment in your health, appearance, and quality of life. A dental implant investment involves preserving the integrity of your facial structure as well as replacing missing teeth. Implant treatment cost depends on a number of factors, including the number of teeth being replaced, the type of implants, and the need for additional procedures that are necessary to achieve the best result. Each situation is unique; so, the only way to obtain an accurate cost for the implant treatment that is right for you is to have an examination and a consultation with a surgical specialist and a restorative dentist.
Is there ever a reason a dentist would recommend extracting a tooth and replacing it with an implant?
- Natural teeth fail sometimes, possibly due to severe gum disease that has eroded the bone that supports the teeth or possibly severe decay. In such cases, it sometimes preferable to remove the tooth in order to eliminate the disease and infection; and replace it with an implant, particularly if keeping the tooth will compromise the underlying bone. Additionally, teeth that have had root canals tend to be brittle and susceptible to fracture. In these types of cases, the tooth may need to have another root canal and the prognosis may not be favorable. If that happens, it may be best to extract the tooth and replace it with an implant-supported crown. Severely fractured teeth are usually extracted and are excellent candidates for dental implant treatment.
- Our insurance specialist will contact your insurance carrier to see what oral surgery benefits you may be entitled to under both your medical and dental plans. You will be asked to take care of deductible and coinsurance amounts at the time of treatment.
- We take most PPO dental plans, some HMO dental plans and one medical insurance plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical.
- We accept the following: Cash, Cashier’s check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Care Credit.
What do I do if my child has had an accident and his/her tooth has been entirely knocked out…. especially if it is outside of your regular hours?
- Call us as soon as possible for facial and dental trauma – if it is after office hours, follow our voicemail instructions to be transferred to our on call doctor. To preserve the tooth until you can see us, put it in a glass of milk (it sounds strange, but it works). We may be able to replace and stabilize the tooth using a splint. If that’s not possible, we can suggest treatment options – such as dental implants – for permanent replacements.