Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery Blog

Who is a Good Candidate for a Sinus Lift?

October 5, 2021

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About 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and for many of them, a dental implant can restore the form and function of their mouth. Not everyone is the right candidate for a dental implant, though. You need enough quality jaw bone to support your implant. Thankfully, there are many procedures, including sinus lifts and bone grafts, that can turn a not-so-ideal dental implant candidate into an ideal implant candidate.

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How PRP Can Improve Your Appearance

September 6, 2021

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has gained traction thanks to professional athletes sharing their experiences using PRP to treat sports injuries. PRP therapy is regenerative medicine therapy that uses your own blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. PRP therapy isn’t limited to treating sports injuries, though. 

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What is Oral Pathology?

August 9, 2021

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Even with the best preventive care 一 including brushing, flossing, and routine dental exams 一it’s still possible to notice signs of oral disease. That’s where oral pathology comes in. Oral pathology refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in your oral cavity. 

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7 Issues That Corrective Jaw Surgery Resolves

July 6, 2021

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Corrective jaw surgery can improve your quality of life, especially if jaw problems have limited your ability to eat or chew comfortably. Our team of surgeons here at  Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery may recommend corrective jaw surgery to resolve the following seven issues.

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Dental Care After Facial Trauma: What to Expect

June 1, 2021

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Did you know that more than five million teeth are knocked out each year? Knocked-out teeth are a common injury, but they aren’t the only type of injury that can develop from an accident. Facial trauma can result in broken teeth, broken jawbones, and cuts. 

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When to Consider Wisdom Tooth Removal

May 5, 2021

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Although the thought of oral surgery can be overwhelming, removing your wisdom teeth can help you avoid the complications of impacted or partially impacted wisdom teeth.

Our team Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery removes wisdom teeth at our Burke, Reston, and Alexandria, Virginia offices, and if you’re concerned about your wisdom teeth, we encourage you to visit us.

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Benefits of 3D Dental Imaging

April 6, 2021

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Maybe you’re preparing for dental implant surgery, or maybe you’re ready to explore TMJ treatment options. In these cases, 3D dental imaging can play an important role in shaping your treatment path.

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5 Signs of Oral Cancer

March 4, 2021

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About 54,000 Americans (and 450,000 people worldwide) are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Oral cancer, sometimes called mouth cancer, refers to any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity, including the lips and cheeks. 

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Dental Implants: Your Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

February 7, 2021

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If you’ve lost a tooth from trauma, injury, or dental disease, you’re probably interested in your replacement options. Dentures, while common, are far from your only option. Dental implants offer a sturdy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing replacement for missing teeth. Whether you have one missing tooth — or an entire missing arch — dental implants restore the form and function of your mouth.

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What to Expect During and After Dental Implant Surgery

January 1, 2021

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If you’re considering replacing a missing tooth (or teeth) with implants, you’re probably wondering how to prepare for implant surgery — and what to expect afterward. As with any surgery, preparing for your procedure helps to make your recovery as smooth as possible.

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