Blog Archive

What's Involved in a Sinus Lift? May 7th, 2020

It’s no wonder that 500,000 individuals choose dental implants to restore missing teeth each year. That’s right! One-half million people receive dental implants annually, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dental implants are aesthetically pleasing, strong, dependable — and allow you to speak clearly and eat comfortably.  In...

The Many Benefits of All-On-4 Implants Apr 30th, 2020

Missing several teeth isn’t just a cosmetic concern — it can significantly impact your oral health. The good news is that you have plenty of options for restoring your smile. Dentures and implants are the most commonly discussed options, but they aren’t the only option. All-On-4 implants are another option...

How Does Bone Grafting Work? Mar 3rd, 2020

If you have a missing tooth, it can be difficult to chew or even speak properly. A dental implant can replace your missing tooth while enhancing the appearance of your smile. Dental implants are strong, easy to care for, and aesthetically pleasing.   However, in order to create a strong...

Are You Dealing With TMJ Pain? Try Botox for Relief! Jan 31st, 2020

If taking a big bite out of your dinner makes your jaw click — or worse, lock up — it’s time to consider treatments for your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort. At Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, our skilled providers understand that TMJ pain can affect your quality of...

How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Oral Health Jan 2nd, 2020

Losing a permanent tooth or teeth is traumatic. Not only have you lost an essential body part, it’s a body part that’s highly visible. The gap in your gums leaves you open to infection, and to ridicule. You might start hiding your smile, or even avoiding social events, so that...

Who Needs Surgical Orthodontic Treatment? Dec 1st, 2019

If you suffer from jaw abnormalities, or your teeth are severely misaligned, you can endure a host of dental and medical problems, from trouble speaking to difficulty breathing. Luckily, the doctors at Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery can restore your smile and oral health with surgical orthodontic treatments,...

Continued Education Lecture: Dr. Joseph Blaes May 1st, 2019

Last month we had the pleasure of having Dr. Joe Blaes as our speaker for our first CE lecture of the year. Dr. Blaes is passionate about teaching dentists all over the country to understand the patient’s wants before addressing their needs. Discovering the patient’s concerns at the start of...

Implant Dentistry CE Dec 5th, 2018

In October of this year, we hosted our last continued education course of the year and it couldn’t have gone any better, we had a full house! We had the pleasure of having Dr. Geoffrey Cunningham as a speaker. Dr. Geoffrey Cunningham was born and raised in West Virginia. After earning...

Summer CE Event Oct 23rd, 2018

This summer we hosted our second continued education event and had the pleasure of having Thomas Viola as our speaker. He is the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified”, is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker, and published author. Tom is a...

Summer Team Picnic Aug 16th, 2018

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. It was great having everyone together to enjoy some good food,...

Open House: Reston Jun 28th, 2018

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. We are no longer on Sunset Hills Road we are now on Commerce...

Improving Patient Safety – CE Event Dec 4th, 2017

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, who was able to provide our speaker of the evening, Dr. Ragan. It was a...

Get The Facts About Sedation Dentistry Nov 27th, 2017

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. It’s often used in conjunction with local anesthetic for optimum comfort during dental procedures. It does not induce unconsciousness,...

We have some exciting news to share! Oct 13th, 2017

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… We have the pleasure of announcing the arrival of our new associate Oral Surgeon, Dr. Akbar Dawood! Dr. Dawood...

All-On-4 Workshop Oct 9th, 2017

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. A discussion of tretment planning, work flow and a guided step-by-step, hands on conversation regarding All-On-4 hybrid prothesis. All necessary...

Keystone and Nova OMS Presents: Continued Education with Dr. Polack Jun 21st, 2017

This past Tuesday, June 13th we hosted our second CE event of the year, sponsored by Keystone at Landini Brothers in Alexandria, VA. We had the pleasure of having doctor Mariano Polack, DDS, MS as our speaker. About Dr. Polak: Dr. Polack earned his dental degree in 1995 and his specialty...

Who’s Top Dentist? We Are! May 24th, 2017

   We would like to congratulate Drs. Naimi, Yaghmai and Patterson for making it as “Top Dentist 2017” on the Washingtonian. Recently, Dr. Yaghmai and Dr. Patterson were featured in the 2017 March issue of The Washingtonian, where it talks about their road to success. (Article below)        ...

Our First CE Event of 2017 May 4th, 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. Dr. John Svirsky is a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.  He received his dental degree in...

EXPERIENCING JAW PAIN? It could be your wisdom teeth! Mar 17th, 2017

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. The tooth will not be visible, but can cause severe discomfort in your...

Dental Implants: A great investment into your health Jan 23rd, 2017

Dental implants are the best possible choice for replacement of missing teeth. Thanks to innovations in the implant process, you can even get your new teeth in one day. This process can be used to replace one tooth or several teeth, and even works for many people who have experienced bone loss...

New Year, New Office! Jan 12th, 2017

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. We have 6 brand-new, state-of-the-art operatories, all outfitted with the latest technology and build for the comfort of...

Receding Gums: Are dental implants still an option? Dec 19th, 2016

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, consult with your implant dentist about your options....

Congenitally missing teeth: What are my options? Dec 6th, 2016

If you were born without some of your teeth, or if teeth are not present in the jawbone after your baby teeth fall out, you might want to have these missing teeth replaced. There are numerous options for tooth replacement, but the best of these is dental implants. What Are Congenitally...

Can oral surgery treat sleep apnea? Nov 21st, 2016

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. There are several ways to treat sleep apnea. For some cases, oral...

Ways to treat dental anxiety Nov 7th, 2016

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. What is Dental Anxiety? If you have dental anxiety, you suffer from severe anxiety or panic attacks when...

Jaw pain: Could it be from wisdom teeth? Oct 17th, 2016

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. Impacted wisdom teeth can create a wide range of symptoms without the...

Choosing The Right Sedation Options Oct 3rd, 2016

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. If you are worried about your anxiety levels during dental work, talk to...

Dental Implants: Enjoy the health benefits of a complete smile Sep 25th, 2016

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, tooth replacement is an important part of your dental care. Without it, you could face a variety of problems in the future as your remaining teeth move out of position. Dental implants are today’s replacement option of choice, as they provide several advantages over other...

Consequences of a single tooth loss Aug 5th, 2016

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. However, even one or two teeth should be replaced, preferably with dental implants, to prevent long-term complications and even loss of additional teeth. What...

Will dental implants work for me? Jul 18th, 2016

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. How Do Dental Implants Work? Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that replaces...

You no longer have to suffer from dental anxiety Jul 5th, 2016

Dental anxiety is a common problem that can cause people to avoid going to the dentist, sometimes for long periods—even years at a time. If you suffer from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can help you relax while you’re at the appointment so you can get caught up with any neglected dental work....

Dental Implants: Restore your natural smile Jun 15th, 2016

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. How Dental Implants Work Dental implants are different from many other forms of tooth replacement because...

Are extractions necessary in order to get braces? Jun 6th, 2016

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. In some cases, you might need to have a tooth or two extracted, particularly if your wisdom...

Single tooth replacement: What are my options? May 18th, 2016

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.   Options for Tooth Replacement Tooth replacement options have changed...

Is anesthesia required for implant surgery? May 4th, 2016

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. Dental Implant Surgery Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root and a usable crown. The root,...

What causes a tooth to become impacted? Apr 18th, 2016

Wisdom teeth often need to be removed because they are impacted. This means they can’t emerge all the way from the gums. If a tooth becomes impacted, it often requires an oral surgeon to remove it, although some impacted teeth can be removed in the dentist’s office.   What is Impaction? Impaction...

Why Infection can Cause a Delay in Wisdom Tooth Extraction Apr 4th, 2016

Because wisdom teeth are large and the last molars to arrive, often there isn’t enough room for them to emerge properly. In these cases, they need to be extracted. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected—a common side effect to impaction—you might need to have the infection treated before the tooth can be...

The Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction Mar 21st, 2016

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. In most cases, removing the teeth is more beneficial than trying to leave them intact....

Can I replace both upper and lower teeth with All-on-4? Mar 7th, 2016

Traditional dental implants have been a preferred option for many years. This type of implant uses a single implant—basically an artificial root—to support each individual new tooth. The bone bonds to the titanium in the implant, creating a solid, permanent foundation for your tooth. This bond also helps the bone continue to...

Is sedation an option for cosmetic dentistry procedures? Feb 24th, 2016

Sedation dentistry is an extremely helpful technique for those who experience anxiety related to dental visits. Dental anxiety is very common, and leads many people to avoid the dentist entirely. It is most commonly used during restoration procedures, but can also help you remain comfortable during certain types of cosmetic...

Which teeth can be replaced by dental implants? Feb 10th, 2016

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. This means it has several...

How Do I Know If I am a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants? Jan 18th, 2016

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Almost anyone who has lost a tooth, or multiple teeth, can benefit from them. However, some factors can adversely affect the likelihood of a successful implant procedure. What Makes a Good Candidate for Implants? If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you...

Discomfort at the dentist is a thing of the past Jan 4th, 2016

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. With sedation dentistry, you can have your dental work done in complete calm and comfort....

Tips for relieving dental anxiety Dec 23rd, 2015

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. If your anxiety is less severe, other methods might also be helpful. Meditation. Just focusing...

Tips for a smooth recovery after wisdom tooth extraction Dec 7th, 2015

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. It’s important to take care of your mouth after the procedure to ensure a complete recovery. After your teeth...