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Successful Smiles: 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

March 18, 2024

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CGI illustration of a dental implant between 2 other teeth

Many experts consider dental implants to be the ideal way to replace your missing teeth. They’re the only restoration that’s inserted directly into your jaw and functions as a standalone structure. Because of this, they’re often considered stronger than the alternatives like dentures and dental bridges. Plus, they have an incredibly high success rate of over 95% which makes them both a popular and reliable solution.

If you’re curious about why dental implants are so effective, keep reading to learn 3 of the reasons!


How Long Dental Implant Surgery Takes

March 1, 2024

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 dentist explaining dental implant surgery to patient

If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you’re likely eager to begin the journey to restoring your smile. One important question you might have is, “How long does dental implant surgery take?” Having this information can help you get ready for the treatment. Thankfully, your Falls Church dentist can give you all the details you need. Let’s explore the dental implant process, including how long it typically takes and some tips for a smooth recovery.


A Simple Guide to Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Extractions

February 1, 2024

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Young man relaxing on sofa at home

Many people feel a little apprehensive about their wisdom tooth removal surgery. In particular, they may wonder what the recovery will be like. How long does it take to bounce back? Will there be a lot of pain? What can you do to prevent complications? If you have an upcoming procedure and are thinking about such questions, this blog post is for you. It is a simple guide to recovering from wisdom tooth extractions that will prepare you for the road ahead.


Beware the Dangers of Untreated TMD!

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Woman with chronic jaw pain, one of the dangers of TMD

At first, jaw pain may not seem like a big deal. You might be able to tolerate it easily enough or even ignore it altogether. However, that pain could indicate that you have TMJ disorder (TMD), a complex medical condition that afflicts the jaw joints (TMJs). Without treatment, this disorder can lead to some serious consequences down the road. What are the potential dangers of untreated TMD, and how can you avoid them? This blog post explains.


5 Common Dental Implant Post-Op Questions – Answered!

January 11, 2024

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Getting dental implants is exciting! There is a multi-step process that takes several months, but it is well worth the wait to enjoy all of the amazing benefits that dental implants have to offer. As your procedure is closely approaching, you likely have some unanswered questions about post-op care. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions patients ask. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your oral surgeon for more information.


What to Expect During Your Child’s Frenectomy Recovery

December 8, 2023

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Infant with a tongue-tieIf your little one has a lip or tongue-tie, an oral surgeon can perform a frenectomy to correct the restricting band of tissue. Although no parent wants their infant to require a procedure, it’s in their best interest to free their lip or tongue to ensure normal movements for their development and wellness. Thankfully, the procedure is minimally invasive using a soft tissue laser. You won’t have to worry about your baby experiencing a long, painful recovery. Here’s what you can expect while your bundle of joy recovers from a frenectomy. 


Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Sedation?

November 21, 2023

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“Sedation” written on chalkboard inside tooth-shaped outline

If you have to undergo a major dental procedure, such as oral surgery, it is likely that you should be sedated. Sedation can help you stay calm and relaxed, as well as allow your oral surgery team to work as efficiently as possible. But how will sedation affect the cost of your care? Does dental insurance cover it? This blog post explains what you should know.


How Can You Find an Emergency Dentist ASAP?

October 18, 2023

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Black and white photo of man with dental pain

A dental emergency can be scary — you should do everything you can to address the situation as quickly as possible! Part of that includes seeking care from an emergency dentist. But how can you find a dentist who is able to treat you in a timely manner, and what should you do in the meantime? Continue reading to discover helpful information that will assist you as you navigate your dental emergency.


A Closer Look at the Sinus Lift Procedure & When It’s Necessary

September 2, 2023

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a dentist and patient viewing an X-ray

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, providing a durable and realistic-looking solution for patients with missing teeth that doesn’t just restore their quality of life, but also sends their confidence soaring! However, not every patient is an immediate candidate for dental implants, especially in the upper back jaw area. For many, a procedure known as a sinus lift becomes essential—but what does this procedure entail and what purpose does it serve for the implants? Keep reading to learn more about this unique and useful process.


What to Expect with TMJ Surgery

August 26, 2023

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Doctor pointing at patient’s jaw on X-ray

TMD is a complex condition that can cause persistent jaw pain and have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with this problem, you may be able to find long-term relief by visiting an oral surgeon who offers TMJ treatment. What can you expect with TMJ surgery? This blog post provides some useful information.

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