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At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we have an experienced oral surgeon on our team to ensure you receive the specialty dental care you need. Now you can have more complicated services such as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, permanent dentures, and oral cancer diagnosis all under one roof.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dental specialist in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and defects impacting the teeth, jaws, or other parts of the mouth. After receiving his or her dental degree, an oral surgeon trains for an additional four years in a hospital-based residency program to master general surgery techniques, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medical care, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology services (ear, nose, and throat).
Many dentists refer their patients to our oral surgeon in Manassas for complicated procedures and treatment. Call us today at (571) 535-2365 to see how we can help you.
What are Common Types of Oral Surgery Services?
There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend you see our oral surgeon. Oral surgeons can correct problems with the jaw, facial bone, and soft tissues. Here is a look at some of the common types of oral surgery services in Manassas:
Difficult tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal
While most general dentists can pull teeth, an oral surgeon is trained to remove teeth that are partially or fully impacted, meaning they are still trapped below the gum line. This frequently happens with wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars that typically emerge in the late teen years. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, and gum infection. They can also press against nearby teeth, shifting those out of position. Our oral surgeon can remove these problem teeth in the comfort of our own office. READ MORE
Dental implant placement
Dental implants are a popular, long-lasting tooth replacement option for people who are missing one or more teeth. The implants act like tooth roots. Our oral surgeon places the small implant into the jaw bone, where it fuses to the bone and provides a stable support for a crown, bridge, or denture. READ MORE
Are you tired of having a removable denture? Our oral surgeon can attach a denture to dental implants, which locks the denture in place and gives you teeth 24-hours-a-day again. The implants prevent the denture from sliding, eliminate the need for denture paste, and help keep the jaw bone from shrinking. That in turn helps prevent premature wrinkling around the mouth.
Pre-prosthetic surgery: Denture-related oral surgery procedures
Another way our oral surgeon can help denture-wearers is through pre-prosthetic surgery. Our oral surgeon in Manassas can remove any remaining teeth before the denture is placed or remove small, bony bumps called tori that can interfere with the denture’s ability to sit on your gums comfortably. A complete denture is a popular way to replace a missing row of teeth. We look forward to helping you.
Bone grafting and sinus lifts
Gum disease and other problems can reduce the amount of bone in your jaw. If you have suffered bone loss, then our oral surgeon can build up the bone again through a procedure called bone grafting. Some people may need bone grafting to ensure there is enough bone to hold a dental implant in place. If the bone is being added to the upper jaw near the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of the nose, then the bone grafting procedure is called a sinus lift.
Oral cancer diagnosis / Lesion biopsy and removal
Oral cancer is on the rise. Our oral surgeon in Manassas can take samples of abnormal tissues or growths and send them to a laboratory for testing. In many cases, our oral surgeon can remove pre-cancerous or cancerous legions or will work in tandem with another specialist to address your specific needs. There are many surgical procedures available to remove a tumor and restore the appearance and function of tissue that has been impacted by cancer.
Our oral surgeon at Dental One Associates of Manassas has been trained in orthognathic surgery as well, which is corrective jaw surgery that addresses problems with a protruding jaw, receding chin, jaw joint pain, and lip position.
Oral Surgery with Sedation in Manassas
We understand that many people are anxious or fearful when it comes to going to the dentist. Our goal is to make the oral surgery procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our oral surgeon is highly-skilled in several types of conscious and unconscious sedation to ensure our patients comfort. We offer general anesthesia, which the patient breathes through a mask and gently falls asleep. We also offer IV sedation, which is also referred to as twilight sedation. Patients who receive the sedative intravenously may or may not fall asleep. We also offer oral sedation, which is a prescription pill such as Valium that helps people relax. Of course, we also have laughing gas.
During your first visit with the oral surgeon, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine the best type of sedation for your specific needs. You’ll leave your appointment understanding your treatment options, the timeline, and the costs. We’ll be happy to work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits. Our goal is to make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Call us today at (571) 535-2365. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.