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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
At Dental One Associates of Woodbridge, we offer both general dentistry services and specialty services under one roof. It’s just one more way we strive to make it easy for you and your family to receive the dental care you need.
We have an experienced oral surgeon who is ready to help you with a wide variety of oral surgery services, including pulling wisdom teeth, placing dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and oral cancer diagnosis. To schedule a consultation, please call our office today at (703) 910-5020.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An oral surgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and defects that involve the teeth, jaws, or other parts of the mouth. After completing dental school, an oral surgeon continues to train for at least four more years, typically in a hospital-based residency program. Oral surgeons train side-by-side with medical residents in 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 Woodbridge for complicated procedures and treatment. Call us today at (703) 910-5020 to see how we can help you.
What are Common Types of Oral Surgery Services?
There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend you visit our oral surgeon. Oral surgeons specialize in correcting problems with the jaw, face, and soft tissues. Here is a look at some of the procedures we offer at our oral surgery office in Woodbridge.
Difficult tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal
While most general dentists can perform simple extractions, an oral surgeon is trained to remove teeth that are partially or fully impacted, meaning they are still blocked by either the jaw bone or the gums. This frequently happens with wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars that typically emerge when people are in their late teens or early 20s. 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
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, ask us about dental implants. Unlike a bridge or a partial denture, which both rest on top of the gums, dental implants replace the missing tooth’s roots. Our oral surgeon places the small implant into the jaw bone, where it fuses to the bone and provides a strong, long-lasting support for a crown, bridge, or denture. READ MORE
Bone grafting and sinus lifts
In order to have a dental implant placed, you need to have sufficient bone to hold it. If you have suffered bone loss, then our oral surgeon can build up the bone again through a procedure called bone grafting. If it’s the top jaw that needs to be built up near the sinus cavity then it’s called a sinus lift.
Pre-prosthetic surgery before dentures
Your general dentist may refer you to our oral surgeon at Dental One Associates of Woodbridge before you get a denture (prosthetic teeth). Often, that’s so the oral surgeon can remove any remaining natural teeth before the denture is placed. Or you may have small, bony bumps in the mouth called tori that can interfere with the denture’s ability to sit on your gums comfortably. The oral surgeon can remove the tori, smoothing out the bone protrusions on the roof or the bottom of the mouth so the denture will fit better.
Oral cancer diagnosis / Lesion biopsy and removal
Oral pathology includes diagnosing anything abnormal in your mouth, including oral cancer. Our oral surgeon in Woodbridge can take samples of suspicious-looking 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 alongside 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 Woodbridge has been trained in orthognathic surgery also. That’s another name for corrective jaw surgery that addresses problems with a protruding jaw, receding chin, jaw joint pain, and lip position.