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... Read more »

Removing Your Wisdom Teeth Is More Comfortable Than Ever Before!

Did you know that wisdom teeth are actually not needed? Much like an appendix, these third molars are superfluous, and some people don’t even develop them. Because of this, and because they often lead to problems over time, it is common to remove them before they can cause trouble. The... Read more »

Periodontal Disease and Its Consequences

September is National Gum Care month raising gum health awareness. As new research develops, we see a rise in medical conditions related to infected gums – such as heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications and more – and how preventing gum (periodontal) disease is vital for both your oral and overall... Read more »

What Kind of Treatment Will Your Dental Infection Require?

A dental infection can arise from factors such as tooth decay, advanced gum disease, poor oral hygiene, failed previous dental work, or trauma to the mouth and teeth. The bacterial overgrowth in an acute infection results in a fluid buildup (abscess) and swelling, which is accompanied by heightened pain and... Read more »

What Do You Know About Teeth-in-a-Day® Implants?

For many years, dentures were considered the only solution for replacing multiple or all missing teeth. But thanks to modern technology and advances in the dental implant dentistry, you have the choice of having Teeth-in-a-Day® restorations. This surgical and prosthetic process gives you dental implants and replacement teeth all in... Read more »

Summer Is a Good Time for Wisdom Tooth Removal

Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop. They typically start to emerge between the ages of 15 to 20. By the time they develop, there's often insufficient space in the mouth to hold all of your permanent teeth in their correctly aligned positions. When there... Read more »

Video Blog: Dr. Vandervort Discusses the Advantages of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed by an Oral Surgeon

Are You Aware of the Health Problems From Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that people suffering from sleep apnea are up to five times at greater risk of having traffic accidents? Untreated obstructive sleep apnea doesn’t just affect one’s breathing and sleep quality but their quality of life with potential health risks. With obstructive sleep apnea (or upper airway resistance... Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Damage This Summer

Summer will be here soon with more and more people heading outdoors, increasing the risk of dental injuries. Although our team is at the ready to assist you in the event of an emergency, oral injuries can often be avoided and are preventable with good dental habits. Habits to Avoid... Read more »

Keeping You Comfortable After Oral Surgery

When a patient has to have oral surgery, one of the most common questions we get is “Is this going to hurt?.” Unfortunately, as with any surgical procedure, oral surgery will cause some degree of post-operative discomfort.  At Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we are very aware of our patients’... Read more »