Advanced Imaging in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Technology has had a great impact on dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery over the years.  One of the most profound and exciting advances has come in the way of imaging.  Current office-based imaging techniques allow us to diagnose maxillofacial disease with a high degree of accuracy.  These imaging techniques also aid us in planning treatment virtually, so there are... read more »

Advances in Medical Technology Promote Faster Healing After Surgery With the Help of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors and Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin

The medical field is continually seeing technological advances, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery field is no exception. Our doctors frequently use Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (or PRGF) and Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (or LPRF) to help our patients recover from wound healing after surgery. Plasma Rich in Growth Factors and Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin PRGF and L-PRF are... read more »

Dental Implants Are the Best Solution to Replacing Lost Teeth

When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel self-conscious and embarrassed to smile if a prominent tooth is... read more »

Loudoun OMS’s Oral Pathology Services Can Help to Diagnose and Manage Many Different Oral Pathologic Conditions

Oral pathology services at Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region. These conditions can arise in the teeth, the supportive bone, and the soft tissue of the mouth, throat, and neck. Signs that you might have an oral condition needing treatment include the following: -Swelling in the mouth -Persistent... read more »

Jaw Reshaping After a Tooth Extraction or to Prepare for Dentures

There are times when a patient needs oral surgery to reshape, smooth, and polish the jawbone when teeth are extracted or lost. Known as an alveoloplasty, this bone leveling is a surgical smoothing and recontouring of the jawbone ridge. Leveling Jawbone for Dentures This bone reshaping can be performed as part of a tooth extraction or as a stand-alone procedure... read more »