5 Common Procedures Oral Surgeons Perform

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When people think of oral surgery, they often think of wisdom teeth removal – and that’s it. Because this type of oral surgery is one of the most frequently performed in Northern Virginia, it’s become the automatic assumption that that’s all oral surgeons do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Oral surgeons perform many procedures, most of which are life changing. Below we will discuss 5 of the most common procedures performed by oral surgeons.  

Wisdom Teeth Removal 

As we mentioned above, wisdom teeth removal is the most common procedure performed by Northern Virginia oral surgeons. Many general dentists refer their patients to Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts because we have the expertise and experience needed to safely and effectively remove wisdom teeth. Our oral surgeons are some of the most sought after in the area because e provide exceptional results and a full array of oral surgery anesthesia options. 

Dental Implants 

If you’re a Northern Virginia resident who has loose or missing teeth, Dr. Gocke can perform oral surgery to place dental implants. This tooth replacement system is the most popular on the market today and gives patients renewed function and beauty to their smile.  

Our board-certified oral surgeons provide each of our dental implant patients with durable, natural-looking teeth they can count on for the rest of their lives. 

Tooth Extraction 

Many people assume that general dentists do all the tooth pulling. However, sometimes teeth can be so diseased, broken, or impacted that their removal requires the skill of a trained oral surgeon.  

Whether you have teeth that never erupted in childhood, or teeth that need to be removed to aid in your orthodontic treatment, our oral surgeons have the experience and training to take care of the job! We employ the use of oral surgery anesthesia to ensure your tooth extraction is pain-free. 

Bone Grafting 

If you have loose teeth, or teeth that have been missing for some time, your jawbone may be deteriorating. When this happens, a gap can be created, and if you hope to have dental implants placed to restore your smile, the bone won’t be strong enough to receive implants.  

Oral surgeons use bone grafting to strengthen weak areas of the jaw to prepare for surgery or to restore facial structure. 

 Facial Trauma Restoration 

By incorporating his years of expertise and skill, oral surgeon Dr. Gocke has an appropriate understanding of the aesthetics of the human face and can restore beauty and functionality for his patients who have experienced facial trauma

Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts provides emergency facial trauma care to Northern Virginia patients who have: 

  • Facial lacerations 
  • Intraoral lacerations 
  • Teeth that have been knocked out 
  • Fractured facial bones, such as the cheek, nose, or eye socket 
  • Fractured jaws, whether upper or lower 

Call Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts Today 
Now that you know that our oral surgeons can do more for your smile than remove your wisdom teeth, call our McLean office at (703) 263-8834, Reston office at (571) 595-3223, or Potomac office at (703) 723-5366 to schedule your appointment.