Allegra Dental Center is committed to using the most advanced and safest approaches to oral surgery. Dr. Dickson has substantial experience in providing oral surgery services for patients in Fairfax, Virginia and from throughout the Merrifield region.
Oral surgery includes special procedures used to address more complex issues that lay beneath the gums or on the interior of the tooth. Oral surgery can include many surgical techniques which are used to fix imperfections or problems in the mouth. It can include surgeries to correct damage from decay as well as reconstructive surgeries used after cancer treatment or external damage. Oral surgery can also include complex tooth extractions which can require incisions. This includes most wisdom tooth extractions and extractions of impacted teeth. Impacted teeth are those which are “stuck” under other teeth and can’t erupt from the gum.
Depending on which type of surgery is being performed will determine whether anesthesia will be used or not. Some types of oral surgery may be completed using local anesthetics without the need for more advanced anesthetic techniques. Other procedures use oral sedation or IV sedation to allow you to be in a more relaxed state during the procedure. A discussion prior to your procedure will allow you and your surgeon to pinpoint the best treatment options so you can feel confident in the approach that's used in your case.
The specific techniques used depend on the type of surgery being performed, but no matter what type of surgery a patient is having, the practice uses the most advanced techniques and technology to provide optimal results and ensure any discomfort is minimized. Some types of oral surgery may be able to be completed using local anesthetics without the need for more advanced anesthetic techniques. Other procedures may benefit from having you in a more relaxed state, using oral sedation or IV sedation. You'll be able to discuss all these options prior to your treatment so you can feel confident in the approach that's used in your case. Before surgery, a thorough exam will be performed and patients will be provided with information about what they can expect during and after the procedure. Patients should be sure to tell the doctor about any medications being taking, especially if they are being sedated during the procedure.
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