At Arlington Dental Excellence, we are proud to offer oral surgery for patients who need to treat a gum condition, receive dental implants, or have teeth extracted. Dr. Devylder and Dr. Alan are highly skilled and experienced dentist committed to providing you with comfortable, precise dental care.
Oral surgery includes a variety of treatments. In fact, we offer oral surgery to provide you with Wisdom Teeth extractions, implants, and gum treatments. The main goal of these surgeries is to improve your oral health and function so that you can enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile. Likewise, we strive to provide you with conservative treatments that will preserve your natural tooth structure as much as possible.
We have 4 different oral surgeons and other specialists who are under the same roof to ensure that you receive the highest quality dental surgery possible. When you visit our practice for your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your smile and oral health to determine if you need to undergo anyoral surgery, and which type of treatment will be most beneficial to you.
Types of Oral Surgeries
Your dentist can perform various in-office procedures to treat any oral health problems you may be experiencing.
- Dental implants. Many patients opt for dental implants to replace missing teeth. A metal post is inserted into the jawbone and fuses with the bone over time. A crown is then placed on top to create a realistic-looking tooth.
- Wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth often come in impacted or improperly aligned, causing pain. These teeth are often removed.
- Jaw surgery. Some people suffer pain and discomfort in their jaw. While sometimes this can be treated with pain relievers and other forms of self-care, surgery may be needed in severe cases.
- Reconstructive surgery. Injuries to the face or mouth may require surgery to fix. A knocked-out tooth, a broken jaw or an incident causing gum damage may require surgery.
- Biopsies. A lesion in your mouth may be oral cancer. Your dentist may remove a small amount of tissue and send it to a lab for analysis. This is called a biopsy.
Before and After Oral Surgery
Before surgery, our Oral Surgeon will provide you with a detailed treatment plan. You will likely be given anesthesia to minimize pain. After surgery, expect a recovery period. In addition, you may be given medications to alleviate pain. If you were given anesthesia, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home, as you will be groggy and in no condition to drive. You should be given documentation outlining what to do and what not to do after surgery to promote healing. This will vary, depending on the type of surgery you received.
Contact Us Today
In general, oral surgery can alleviate pain and preserve teeth. Additionally, there are many dental procedures available that can help you maintain a healthy smile. To learn more about oral surgery and schedule your consultation with our dentist, contact our practice today. Moreover, call our office at 703-525-0157 if you have developed a dental condition that you feel merits oral surgery in Arlington, Virginia.