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By Frederick Dental Group
February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Severely Damaged TeethFind out if your smile could benefit from oral surgery.

From impacted wisdom teeth to severe jaw joint issues, there are several reasons why someone may need to turn to oral surgery to correct a dental problem. Luckily, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma in Frederick, MD, have dealt with a variety of cases and can expertly diagnose whether or not you may require oral surgery. Here are the top reasons why someone might need surgery and how to tell if it’s time to schedule a consultation with us!

Impacted Teeth

This mostly affects wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars to develop, and usually erupt in your late teens or early twenties. At our Frederick office, we will be able to see them in x-rays to determine if they are growing in straight or if they might come in crooked.

In most cases, wisdom teeth will be impacted, which means that they don’t fully emerge through the gums. They can also grow in crooked and cause damage to neighboring teeth, which is why wisdom teeth are often removed. Even if they aren’t causing you issues, they could cause problems down the road, which is why they should be extracted as soon as possible.

Issues with the Jaw Joint

A lot of people deal with a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which is caused by dysfunction within the jaw joints. Those with TMJ disorder may experience jaw pain and stiffness, and may even hear a popping or clicking sound when they open or close their jaws. While most of the time symptoms of a TMJ disorder can be treated with simple at-home care, if the symptoms that you are experiencing are severe and don’t respond to treatment, oral surgery may be then recommended to correct joint dysfunction.

Dental Implants

If you are a healthy adult who is missing at least one tooth, you may be considering getting dental implants, a metal restoration that functions like tooth roots. In order to place the dental implant into the jawbone, surgery will have to be performed, though this procedure is minimal and pain-free. Implants look and feel completely natural, and before you know it, you will forget that they are even there!

If you are dealing with any of these issues above, or if you are noticing changes in your smile that give you pause, then it’s important to let the dentists at Frederick Dental Group provide your smile with the care it deserves. Call our Frederick, MD, dental office at (301) 624-1001 to schedule an appointment today!

By Frederick Dental Group
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental EquipmentFrom wisdom tooth removal to root canal therapy, oral surgery helps you protect your oral health and restore your smile. From their Frederick, MD, office, dentists Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group use the latest oral surgery techniques to correct and repair problems that affect the teeth and jaw.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common types of oral surgery in the U.S. Although a third set of molars could be useful, many people just don't have room in their mouths for the normal eruption of wisdom teeth. Despite the lack of space, the teeth still try to erupt, causing pain, infections, and even difficulty in chewing or even possible nerve damage in some cases. Oral surgery may be recommended if your wisdom teeth are completely covered by bone and gum tissue (fully impacted) or partially covered (partially impacted), or have an infection or cysts.

Dental implants

Oral surgery is the first step in the dental implant process. After comfortably numbing your mouth, the jaw bone is prepared to accept the implant and the dentist places the titanium implants. These implants, will serve as synthetic roots, and begin to bond to the surrounding bone. Attaching dental crowns to the implants then creates brand new teeth that feel just like those that you have lost.

Bone grafts

Jawbone depth is an important consideration when placing dental implants in your mouth. Luckily, depth issues don't have to prevent you from receiving implants. Bone grafts can deepen and strengthen the bone, making dental implants a possibility. During this type of oral surgery, your dentist adds bone Graft Materials putty, granules, or powder to your jawbone. In just a few months, new bone will form around the grafts, making it possible to proceed with your implant. Bone Grafts are generally recommended at the time of dental extractions to build and maintain the bone for future implant placement and retard the natural atrophy that occurs after a tooth is extracted.

Safeguard your oral health with oral surgery. Whether you need oral surgery or other dental services, your Frederick, MD, dentists at Frederick Dental Group Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma can help. Call them at (301) 624-1001 to schedule an appointment.

By Frederick Dental Group
June 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral surgery  

Oral surgery. The term sounds a bit ominous, but really just refers to a series of procedures that involve more than the teeth. oral surgeryIf you're receiving a dental implant, getting an impacted wisdom tooth extracted or need gum tissue augmented, Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, is the place to be. Oral surgeries of various kinds are just a few of the procedures Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma perform. You can trust us for maximum comfort and the best possible results.

What oral surgery involves

It may involve the jaw bone, gums, teeth, or other structures in the maxillofacial area. These procedures need some kind and degree of anesthesia (Oral sedation, or nitrous oxide) to ensure you're comfortable during the procedure.

Typically, the person who needs oral surgery may require:

  • Tooth extraction (impacted wisdom teeth may be encased in bone or gum tissue or a tooth may be too decayed to save)
  • Gum grafting to heal periodontal disease
  • Osseous surgery to reduce the size of periodontal pockets between the gums and tooth roots
  • Bone grafting to provide anchorage for dental implants
  • Relief from TMJ/TMD (jaw joint dysfunction) or sleep apnea
  • Placement of single or multiple dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Root canal therapy to remove diseased interior pulp
  • Pre-procedure examinations

Pre-procedure examinations

Rest assured that your oral surgery at Frederick Dental Group will be carefully planned by our professional team of highly qualified experts. Accurate examination, digital X-rays, 3D scans, and detailed treatment plans, including choice of anesthetics, contribute to the many positive outcomes our two dentists have achieved over the years.

You will receive important information on what to expect before, during and after your procedure, including comfort measures and any medications. Your comfort and safety are paramount at Frederick Dental Group.

Concerned about upcoming surgery in Frederick?

Dr. Dave Verma, Dr. Arpana Verma, and their team at Frederick Dental Group understand. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns you may have before or after your oral surgery, and the dentists and their support staff will be happy to help. We can be reached at (301) 624-1001.

By Frederick Dental Group
June 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral surgery  

Finding out you require oral surgery may send you into a state of imagining a long procedure and recovery period and having to oral surgeryundergo general anesthesia. Luckily, oral surgery rarely requires any of those things and usually takes place right in your dentist’s office. Find out more about oral surgery and when it is necessary with Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD.

When is oral surgery necessary? 
Since it encompasses many procedures, someone may need oral surgery for any number of reasons. Some of the most common oral surgeries include:

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants replace a missing tooth and its root to fill in the gaps in your smile and prevent the side effects of missing teeth such as bone atrophy. Implants are the most permanent and effective tooth replacement option, lasting a lifetime with the proper care and replacing one, many or all of your teeth. Implants require a surgical procedure to place the implant’s fixture, a small, titanium post, into the jawbone below the gumline.
  • Tooth Extraction: An extraction is often an option when more conservative procedures like dental crowns fail. Extractions often times do not require oral surgery though it may become necessary if the tooth is broken or impacted and your dentist cannot remove it in one piece. Then, your Frederick dentist will need to operate to remove the tooth completely.
  • TMD Surgery: TMD occurs when the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, located at each side of the jaw, becomes inflamed and irritated. When conservative measures fail to treat symptoms of TMD, oral surgery to correctly realign the joint and help relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Jaw Surgery: Corrective jaw surgery becomes necessary if a person’s malocclusion, or bad bite, is so severe that orthodontic care cannot repair the problem. This procedure helps the jaw become more functional, making chewing and eating easier.

If you think you could benefit from an oral surgery procedure, you can talk to you dentist to ensure this course of treatment is the best for you. For more information on oral surgery, please contact Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD. Call (301) 624-1001 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Frederick Dental Group
October 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

If you are dealing with a serious dental issue find out if oral surgery may be necessary.

While many dental issues can be treated without surgery, there are some instances in which the best option to preserve your oral health oral surgeryis surgery. From the office of our Frederick, MD dentists Dr. Dave Verma and Arpana Verma, learn more about the most common types of oral surgeries and how they could improve your smile.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Sometimes wisdom teeth become impacted (meaning that they can’t fully emerge from the gums), affect the health of other teeth or lead to crowding. In these instances your Frederick, MD dentist will recommend getting these molars removed. Most patients will need to have these teeth removed at some point. By not having your wisdom teeth removed you risk dental decay, gum disease, infection or damage to other teeth.

Bone Grafting

If you are missing one or more teeth, over time the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. This weakens the jawbone and makes it less suitable for holding dental implants successfully. Fortunately, our Frederick, MD dentists will recommend getting bone grafting surgery prior to dental implants if there isn’t enough bone density to support the implant. By getting bone grafting surgery we are making it possible for more and more patients to also become great candidates for dental implants.

Dental Implants

For patients who have lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants can be a great long-term solution to replacing these teeth. Implants function just like tooth roots and naturally fuse together with bone and tissue to become a permanent part of your mouth. Implants are durable enough to last the rest of your life and can support everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures.

Whether you have questions about your upcoming procedure or you want to find out if oral surgery is right for you, turn to the Frederick, MD dental experts at Frederick Dental Group. Schedule a consultation with us today!