Oral Surgery - Woodbridge, VA Dental
Oral Surgery Procedures
Steven D. Strickland, DDS is an experienced family dentist who treats a wide variety of dental conditions within our Woodbridge dental office. In addition to general dentistry procedures we also accommodate those in need of many types of oral surgeries. With our state-of-the-art technology, we are proud to provide patients with surgical solutions including:
If you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, Dr. Strickland recommends dental implants. Dental implants resemble natural teeth and are composed of titanium tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone. Once the bone heals around the implant, Dr. Strickland will attach a permanent crown to the implant so that it looks and feels like a natural tooth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Before dental implants are placed, bone grafting is sometimes necessary. If bone resorption has left the jawbone too thin to support an implant, Dr. Strickland can add bone with a bone graft to enhance bone quality.
In preparation for an upper arch dental implant, some people need a sinus lift. Sinuses often lower if a tooth is missing or become larger over time. The sinus will need to be lifted out of the way in order for Dr. Strickland to add bone to the area between the jaw and the maxillary sinuses.
Many people need a tooth extracted at some point in their life. Dr. Strickland is experienced at extracting wisdom teeth, in addition to general tooth extractions. With the expert application of local anesthetic, many patients comment that the procedure was far gentler than they thought. If you are in need of wisdom teeth extraction or a general extraction for a damaged tooth, Dr. Strickland and his Woodbridge dental staff can help.
Soft-Tissue Dental Lasers for Oral Surgery and Periodontal Treatments
Dr. Strickland uses lasers to treat periodontal disease, to help cauterize the gums after oral surgery, and to contour gums. Soft tissue lasers are a breakthrough for aiding in and enhancing the execution of many dental procedures.
Immediate Load Implant-Supported Dentures
Immediate load dental implants offer a hybrid solution that combines dental implants and dentures. To replace a full set of teeth, a patient only needs four to eight dental implants to act as anchors for dentures. Patients love this solution to multiple missing teeth. With implant supported dentures patients get their palate back, can chew just about anything, and don’t have to worry about their dentures slipping out of place.
Our Woodbridge, VA dentist, Steven D. Strickland, DDS offers oral conscious sedation for all surgical procedures, when needed. However, even without sedation, he has a great track record of administering painless anesthetic and ensures patient comfort throughout their procedures. If you have any questions about oral surgery, please contact our Woodbridge, VA or set up an appointment online today.