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7 Issues That Corrective Jaw Surgery Resolves

Corrective jaw surgery is well-known for treating severe bite issues, but that’s just one reason to consider jaw surgery. Keep reading to explore seven issues that corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) resolves.

Jul 6th, 2021
Dental Care After Facial Trauma: What to Expect

Traumatic facial injuries, including broken teeth, intraoral lacerations, and broken facial bones, can affect your ability to use your mouth. As we treat facial injuries, we focus on aesthetics and functionality. Read on to learn more.

Jun 1st, 2021
When to Consider Wisdom Tooth Removal

If you still have your wisdom teeth, should you get them removed? In this article, we explore the top five reasons to consider wisdom tooth extraction at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery.

May 5th, 2021
Benefits of 3D Dental Imaging

Are you new to 3D dental imaging? Here at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Impact Surgery, we offer iCAT™ imaging. In this article, we explore who might need 3D imaging and the benefits of this innovative imaging technology.

Apr 6th, 2021
5 Signs of Oral Cancer

Learning about the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can ensure that you detect and report any potential problems as soon as possible. In this article, we cover the top five signs of oral cancer and what to do if you notice them.

Mar 4th, 2021
What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?

Are dentures right for you? Or are implants the better option? Perhaps implant-retained dentures are the solution you’ve needed. Find out what implant-retained dentures are and how they can improve your oral health.

Dec 1st, 2020
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

If you’re missing a tooth (or several teeth), you’re probably exploring your options for restoring your smile. Dental implants are a popular option, but are they right for you? Keep reading to find out.

Nov 1st, 2020
How to Care for Your Dental Implant

Are you missing one or more teeth? If you are considering dental implants, you might wonder how you’ll care for them. In this guide, we’ll explore the top tips for taking care of your new implants to get the most satisfaction.

Oct 1st, 2020
Signs and Treatments for Dry Sockets

Only about 2-5% of individuals experience dry sockets after an extraction, but it’s worth knowing the signs of dry socket so you can get the treatment you need. Keep reading to learn the signs of dry socket — and how it’s treated.

Sep 3rd, 2020
How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?

Dermal fillers are one of the most requested aesthetic services. Fillers are a non-surgical option for enhancing your appearance and turning back the hands on the clock. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 5th, 2020
When to Consider Corrective Jaw Surgery

Do you have a severe bite problem? What about constant jaw pain? You’re not stuck living with the symptoms of a misaligned jaw. Corrective jaw surgery can help your jaw work properly. Here are 8 signs you should consider jaw surgery.

Jul 9th, 2020
Treatment Options When Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

Are your wisdom teeth bothering you? If your teeth are impacted, growing in improperly and causing you pain or difficulty, is surgery the best option? Let’s explore your treatment options for impacted wisdom teeth.

Jun 12th, 2020
What's Involved in a Sinus Lift?

At times, something can stand in the way of getting dental implants. A sinus lift is a procedure that can help your dreams of a dental implant come true. But what’s involved in a sinus lift? We’ve got the scoop here.

May 7th, 2020
The Many Benefits of All-On-4 Implants

Are you trying to decide between dentures and implants? You have another option: All-On-4 implants. All-On-4 implants provide affordable, same-day results. Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of All-On-4 implants.

Apr 30th, 2020
How Does Bone Grafting Work?

A bone graft may make the difference between your ability to receive a dental implant or not. There are several types of bone grafts, and we offer a variety of them. Continue reading to learn how they work.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Are You Dealing With TMJ Pain? Try Botox for Relief!

Do you have pain in your jaw area? Believe it or not, Botox does more than smooth away wrinkles. Botox can ease pain and reduce symptoms associated with TMJ disorders. Keep reading to learn how Botox can give you relief.

Jan 31st, 2020
Who Needs Surgical Orthodontic Treatment?

Surgical orthodontic treatments can fix smiles plagued by jaw abnormalities and misaligned teeth. Are you a good candidate for this treatment? Here’s how to know.

Dec 1st, 2019
Summer CE Event

Pharmacology DECLASSIFIED: Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Practices

Oct 23rd, 2018
Summer Team Picnic

Summer Fun In The Sun! This past month all our team got together to enjoy some quality time together, outside of the office. We had everyone from our Burke, Reston and Alexandria office join us at Burke Lake Park.

Aug 16th, 2018
Open House: Reston

Welcome to NOVA OMS new Reston office! Earlier this year, our Reston office was relocated to a different part of Reston. No worries, we didn’t go too far. We’re only 0.7 miles away from our old office.

Jun 28th, 2018
Improving Patient Safety – CE Event

Improving Patient Safety: An Analysis of Dental Risks and Liabilities We had our last continued education lecture of 2017 last month and it was great! We had the pleasure of working with Fortress Insurance Company

Dec 4th, 2017
Get The Facts About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a technique used to help people who suffer from dental anxiety. It uses a mild sedative to induce a relaxed, calm state free from any stress or tension.

Nov 27th, 2017
We have some exciting news to share!

We hope that everyone’s summer ended on a successful note! As we all welcome the fall season, hot cider and sweet treats, we have one more person we’d like to welcome…

Oct 13th, 2017
All-On-4 Workshop

In September, Nobel Biocare and Vision Artist Dental Lab partnered with us to provide our referring doctors with a hands-on experience. This course provided a brief overview of surgical protocol.

Oct 9th, 2017
Who’s Top Dentist? We Are!

We would like to congratulate Drs. Naimi, Yaghmai and Patterson for making it as “Top Dentist 2017” on the Washingtonian.

May 23rd, 2017
Our First CE Event of 2017

Oral Pathology This past month, on Thursday April 20th we hosted our first Continued Education Event of 2017. We had Dr. John Svirsky, cover the topic of oral pathology.

May 4th, 2017
EXPERIENCING JAW PAIN? It could be your wisdom teeth!

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars, which usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties. Most people do not have enough room in their jaw to accommodate them.

Mar 17th, 2017
New Year, New Office!

Peak inside our newest office located in Alexandria, Virginia. We are so excited to continue serving the Northern Virginia community with our new office located off of Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jan 12th, 2017
Receding Gums: Are dental implants still an option?

Receding gums usually occur as a result of long-term or severe gum disease. Gum disease must be treated before dental implants can be placed to ensure your healing after the procedure is successful. If you have receding gums or other signs of gum disease,

Dec 19th, 2016
Can oral surgery treat sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you actually stop breathing for a short period of time, usually multiple times during the night. It severely disrupts your sleep schedule, making it difficult if not impossible to get enough rest.

Nov 21st, 2016
Ways to treat dental anxiety

Dental anxiety can present a serious problem for people who suffer from it. They tend to avoid the dentist, allowing problems to become serious before they are finally treated. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help.

Nov 7th, 2016
Jaw pain: Could it be from wisdom teeth?

If you are experiencing persistent pain, discomfort, or swelling in the back part of your jaw, and you still have your wisdom teeth, consult with your dentist to see if this last set of molars might be the culprit.

Oct 17th, 2016
Choosing The Right Sedation Options

For those who experience extreme anxiety when they visit the dentist, sedation dentistry can be very helpful. With sedation, you can remain calm and anxiety-free throughout your visit to the dentist, even if you are having numerous restorations done.

Oct 3rd, 2016
Consequences of a single tooth loss

Many people see the loss of a single tooth as little more than a cosmetic issue, particularly if the tooth is not visible when you smile.

Aug 5th, 2016
Will dental implants work for me?

Dental implants provide a state-of-the-art, realistic long-term option for tooth replacement. Traditional implants require a few weeks for the full procedure, but in some cases, with new techniques and advancements, you can have same day tooth replacement.

Jul 18th, 2016
Dental Implants: Restore your natural smile

If you have missing teeth, you can regain your smile with dental implants. Implants replace your entire tooth, including the root, giving you a perfect, low-maintenance smile and helping you maintain your jawbone health.

Jun 15th, 2016
Are extractions necessary in order to get braces?

Having braces placed on your teeth is a complex process. It involves evaluating your teeth, the way your bite should be, and what approaches will be best to move your teeth into proper position.

Jun 6th, 2016
Single tooth replacement: What are my options?

If you have a single missing tooth, you have a variety of options for tooth replacement. These include traditional options like partial dentures as well as dental implants. You and your dentist can determine the best option for your individual situation.

May 18th, 2016
Is anesthesia required for implant surgery?

Dental implants are placed in a surgical procedure. Anesthesia is necessary for your comfort during the surgery. You may or may not require general anesthetic depending upon the number of implants you have placed.

May 4th, 2016
The Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge. They usually arrive in your late teens or early twenties. Many people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth and so much have them extracted.

Mar 21st, 2016
Which teeth can be replaced by dental implants?

Dental implants can be used to replace any missing tooth, whether it’s an incisor or a molar. A single tooth can be replaced with an implant, or all of your teeth if necessary. Each implant has its own individual root, as well as the visible crown.

Feb 10th, 2016
Discomfort at the dentist is a thing of the past

Many people find visiting the dentist to be difficult due to their anxiety. Even a routine office visit can make them very nervous or uncomfortable, and dental work like restorations makes this anxiety even worse.

Jan 4th, 2016
Tips for relieving dental anxiety

Dental anxiety can make it difficult for you to receive appropriate dental care. If you’re extremely anxious or experience panic attacks or a severe gag reflex at the dentist, sedation dentistry might be a good solution for you.

Dec 23rd, 2015
Tips for a smooth recovery after wisdom tooth extraction

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common occurrence—almost everyone will have at least one of these large back molars removed, usually during late adolescence or early adulthood. Extraction sometimes requires oral surgery.

Dec 7th, 2015