If the thought of oral surgery gives you anxiety, you’re not alone. Narjes Abtahi, DDS, delivers calming, compassionate care at Your Community Smile in Lansdowne, Virginia. With a state-of-the-art clinic and expert training, Dr. Abtahi performs numerous oral procedures from the comfort of her own office. To schedule an oral surgery appointment with Dr. Abtahi and the team at Your Community Smile, call the office or book a visit online today.request an appointment
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery at Your Community Smile includes surgical procedures necessary to improve oral health and the appearance and function of your smile. Dr. Abtahi might recommend dental surgery if you have:
- Severe gum disease
- Bone loss
- Teeth crowding
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Loose permanent teeth
- Missing teeth
The Your Community Smile team offers a wide array of sedation options to put you at ease during surgery and give you the best possible outcome.
Which oral surgeries are available?
Some of the numerous oral surgeries Dr. Abtahi performs include:
Bone grafting restores tissue after bone loss associated with gum disease. During the procedure, Dr. Abtahi places a bone graft in your jaw to regenerate new tissue. She might use cadaver, human, animal-based, synthetic, or tissues from other parts of your body to complete the graft.
If you have impacted wisdom teeth, teeth crowding, loose teeth, or severely decayed permanent teeth, Dr. Abtahi can complete tooth extractions. She numbs the treatment area, offers sedation, and removes teeth to restore your smile and overall oral health with little downtime.
Dental implants support new artificial teeth that replace missing or extracted permanent teeth. After bone grafting, if necessary, Dr. Abtahi surgically implants metal posts into your jawbone and allows them to heal before attaching new, artificial teeth.
Alveoplasty involves surgically recontouring and modifying your jawbone after tooth loss or extraction. The procedure creates sufficient space in your mouth in preparation for dental implant placement.
Removing a torus, or a harmless bone growth in the roof of your mouth or lower jaw, can reduce your risk of developing future oral health complications. Tori removal reduces plaque buildup and your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. It’s necessary to prepare your mouth for dentures or other prosthetic implants.
What happens during oral surgery?
Dr. Abtahi completes all oral surgeries in-house at Your Community Smile. She numbs the treatment area and offers sedation to relieve stress or anxiety during your procedure.
If you require or desire general anesthesia, Your Community Smile partners with a licensed team of nurses. Dr. Abtahi gently performs oral surgery and allows you to recover before sending you home.
What should I expect after surgery?
Arrange for someone to drive you home after oral surgery. Follow all post-surgery instructions, including taking medications as prescribed, properly caring for your wounds, following a special diet, and attending follow-up appointments with Dr. Abtahi.
Don’t live with crowded teeth, decaying teeth, or other oral health problems associated with serious complications. Schedule an oral surgery consultation with Your Community Smile by phone or request one online today.