April 19, 2023
Communities in Southwest Houston have something to smile about: UT Dentists, the clinical practice of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, is collaborating with HOPE Clinic to bring accessible dental care as an integrated health service line at a brand new Alief clinic location called the HOPE Health and Wellness Center.
April 11, 2023
Last year, Linda Pellerito began feeling odd, stinging sensations on her tongue and noticed a white spot, so at her next dental appointment, she mentioned it. An oral cancer screening revealed something suspicious.
March 13, 2023
Gunshot “victims” lay stricken on the ground – some writhing in pain calling out for help while others lay motionless with more serious wounds that could quickly turn fatal.
March 12, 2019
Just before my daughter turned 5, she had dental treatment done under local anesthesia to fill troublesome cavities. The trauma from the experience alone was enough to make her dislike going to the dentist even for routine cleanings and checkups.
However, many years down the road, that experience might lend her an even greater benefit than we ever could have imagined.
Research has shown that young children injected with shots of anesthetic for dental care sometimes never grew lower wisdom teeth later, suggesting these shots might make it possible to deliberately stop wisdom teeth from growing.