Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery Blog

4 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Dental Implant Surgery

August 30, 2022

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Gaps in your smile can have a big impact on your confidence as well as your oral health, which is why hitting the milestone of scheduling dental implant surgery can be an exciting moment for a lot of people. This means that you’re well on your way to having a complete and functional grin. To have a smooth sailing healing journey after your surgery and secure a set of pearly whites that lasts for decades to come, it’s important to follow your oral surgeon’s post-op directions closely. Here are four things you should avoid doing after your procedure for the best results.


What Should You Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

August 18, 2022

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An estimated 20-25% of the population is born with anywhere from 1 to 3 wisdom teeth, while 35% of people don’t have any wisdom teeth. If you’re one of the lucky ones without third-molars, wonderful for you! On the other hand, if you’re in the midst of prepping for a wisdom tooth extraction in Alexandria, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn what you can expect after your surgery and what foods to stock your kitchen with before your procedure.


How Vitamin D Benefits Your Dental Implants

August 9, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants enjoying the sunshine.

If you’ve just received dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you’re probably pretty excited about your new and improved smile! However, it’s now up to you to ensure that your dental implants last—and believe it or not, one way of doing this is by getting plenty of vitamin D! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about how vitamin D can greatly benefit your oral health and boost the longevity of your dental implants, along with some tips for getting enough of it.


Do My Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out?

August 2, 2022

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Patient and dentist examining an X-ray of mouth.

Your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars in your mouth, and despite their name, keeping them won’t make you any smarter! That said, it’s usually a wise move to have them removed; these teeth can often cause oral health problems when they finally make their appearance. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about why wisdom tooth extraction is necessary along with a little insight into the overall process.


How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

July 11, 2022

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sleeping after wisdom tooth extractions Alexandria

Wisdom teeth. Most adults have to deal with them at some point in their lives, usually between the ages of 18 and 24. Having the last set of molars removed is incredibly common because they often lead to oral health problems. Since it’s oral surgery, you’ll need to get plenty of rest and recuperation following your procedure. Of course, that can be challenging for some people. Read on as we share tips on how to sleep safely and soundly after wisdom tooth extractions in Alexandria.


Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

June 15, 2022

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Man at the dentist before getting his wisdom teeth removed during the summertime.

What’s on your summer to-do list? A trip down to the beach? Relaxing by the poolside? How about getting your wisdom teeth removed? If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need  your wisdom teeth extracted, you might be unsure about when to have the procedure. But have you considered why summertime might be the best time to go through with it? Keep reading to learn more about four reasons why summer is a very opportune time to have your wisdom teeth extracted.


4 Benefits of Getting Dental Implants During the Summer

June 1, 2022

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Woman with dental implants during the summertime.

Dental implants are in a class of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth; few solutions can rival the way that implants revitalize and restore the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. That said, you might be interested in receiving dental implants to correct your own compromised smile, but questions about the treatment process have you scratching your head. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why summer is one of the best times to start your dental implant process.


5 Factors that Will Greatly Affect the Cost of Your Dental Implants

April 27, 2022

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Oral surgeon explaining dental implant cost factors to older patient

If you’re thinking about replacing your missing teeth, you’re doing a great service not just to your smile, but your long-term oral and overall health. There are many factors to take into consideration, including which type of tooth replacement you’d like. If dental implants sound appealing to you, it’s important to have a detailed discussion with an oral surgeon beforehand so you can get a better understanding of what you’ll need to pay. These five dental implant cost factors should be at the top of your mind ahead of your next visit.


What Sedation Dentistry Feels Like & How to Choose the Right One

April 18, 2022

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Patient learning about sedation dentistry from oral surgeon

It’s estimated that roughly 36% of the population has some level of dental anxiety or fear. Further, about 12% suffer from extreme dental fear, making it nearly impossible to complete routine checkups without professional aid. This is where sedation dentistry comes in. If you’ve never received it before, you may be wondering what it feels like. To learn more about the experience and how to choose the right strength of sedation, keep reading!


5 Options to Consider for Full Mouth Reconstruction

April 7, 2022

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All-on-4 dentures designed for full mouth reconstruction in Alexandria

When dental professionals talk about full mouth reconstructions, it’s important to keep in mind that this includes a wide variety of dental services designed to restore the form and function of your smile. While some focus more on the esthetic portions of teeth, other treatments refer to the actual replacement of the tooth roots. If you’re missing several teeth, you’ll want to speak with an oral surgeon to see if a full mouth reconstruction in Alexandria is right for you. Before you do, keep reading learn more about the most common services you’ll likely talk about.

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