Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
At Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington, we’re proud to be a leading provider of oral and maxillofacial surgeries throughout Virginia. Our full staff of dental professionals and oral surgeons have helped hundreds of people restore their smile through cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in treating problems that are related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaw. If you feel you could benefit from some of the dental procedures listed below, contact us today!
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some of the most common oral surgeries our dentists perform are tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. Wisdom teeth can grow sideways or they can become impacted which can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening in your gums around the tooth can result in swelling, stiffness, pain, illness, and infection. The pressure from erupting wisdom teeth can move teeth, disrupting natural alignment of teeth. The most serious issue can occur when tumors or cysts start to form around the impacted wisdom tooth. Early removal is recommended to avoid future oral health problems.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is often needed to correct a patient’s misaligned bite. In some patients, surgery will be necessary to repair congenital abnormalities or to treat severe orthodontic and skeletal conditions. During this dental procedure, your jaw may be repositioned and reshaped to properly realign your teeth.
When you visit Gentle Care Dentists for oral or maxillofacial surgery, our dentists will perform an oral examination of your mouth and may recommend an x-ray. Most outpatient surgeries are performed under anesthesia in order to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible. Reconstructive surgery may be necessary after a traumatic dental injury or facial trauma resulting from things like a car accident or workplace injury.
Dentists & Oral Surgeons in Washington D.C.
Gentle Care Dentists offers some of the best dental services available. From family and general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, our certified dental hygienists can handle all of your dental needs. We specialize in a variety of oral surgery procedures as well, including tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and implants. If you’re interested in learning more about our services or you’d like to schedule a dental appointment, contact us in Arlington today!