Oral Surgery

Just For Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA & Potomac Village, Potomac, MD

When you need oral surgery, it’s important to know you have a dentist you can trust. With two convenient locations in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the skilled dentists at Just For Your Smile have years of experience performing a wide range of oral surgeries, including tooth extraction and dental implant surgery. To schedule your oral surgery, use the online scheduling feature or call the office today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery describes a broad set of dental surgical operations, with each operation addressing a different issue. Some target the teeth, some target the gums, and some target the jawbone. Practicing good oral care habits throughout your life, such as brushing and flossing, can reduce your need for oral surgery. However, many people will need some form of oral surgery at some point in their life. 

What are common oral surgeries?

Just For Your Smile performs a wide range of oral surgeries, including:

Gum grafting

A gum graft adds tissue to an area that’s experiencing gum loss. This is often performed to prepare your mouth to receive a dental implant or denture. 

Tooth extraction

A tooth extraction is performed when teeth are overcrowded, as is common with wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction surgery may also be performed to remove a damaged or diseased tooth to make room for a dental implant, dental bridge, or dentures. 

Smile makeover

A smile makeover involves several different procedures that restore your bright, beautiful smile. These may include teeth whitening, tooth extractions, and dental implants. 

Bone grafting

It may be necessary to reshape and strengthen your jawbone to receive a dental implant or support a denture. A bone graft implants a real or artificial bone to the target area, allowing it to bond to your jawbone over time. 

Root planing

Root planing clears out deep pockets of plaque and treats periodontal disease.

In addition, sinus augmentation, full arch replacement, and ridge modification are all common oral surgery procedures. 

What should I expect during oral surgery?

Your experience will vary depending on what procedure you have. Your provider at Just For Your Smile works with you to create an individualized plan of care. During the procedure, they may use local or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. 

Following surgery, your provider may prescribe pain medication in order to help alleviate any discomfort that you may be feeling. In addition, they will provide you with specific instructions on what to expect throughout the recovery process. 

To learn more about oral surgery and how Just For Your Smile can help you, call today or use the online booking feature to schedule your first appointment.