Oral Surgery Specialist

Virginia Dental Group PLLC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Molar extractions, wisdom teeth removal, and crown lengthening are advanced oral surgery procedures that require expert providers and high-tech equipment. Virginia Dental Group PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia is proud to offer both. Experienced dentist Lida M. Vargas, DDS, uses the latest CT scan technology to pre-plan oral surgery for smooth procedures with optimal results. Click the online scheduling tool or call the office today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is the branch of dentistry focused on the use of surgical techniques to improve the health, function, and sometimes the appearance of your teeth or other components of your mouth. Oral surgery includes such procedures as wisdom teeth removal, crown lengthening, and molar extraction.

All oral surgeries are pre-planned using CT scan technology. These advanced scans give Dr. Vargas a highly detailed picture of your mouth structures, which allows for utmost precision and optimal results.

The expert dentists at Virginia Dental Group take the conservative approach whenever possible. They believe in doing only the surgery that's needed to enhance your oral health.

What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening is an oral surgery procedure that's performed to expose more tooth surface. During this procedure, Dr. Vargas removes a small amount of gum tissue to make your tooth appear larger.

Crown lengthening is typically needed when you don't have enough tooth exposed to hold a filling or a crown. Another possible reason for crown lengthening is cosmetic. If your teeth look too small when you smile, crown lengthening can remove some of that extra gum tissue to balance your smile.

When do I need wisdom teeth removal or molar extractions?

If your wisdom teeth are growing in at the wrong angle, it puts pressure on your molars and eventually all of your other teeth as well. Over time, this can cause alignment problems, pain, and even tooth loss due to root damage.

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, they're buried in your gums or trapped in your jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and teeth crowding. In both cases, Dr. Vargas may advise wisdom teeth removal.

Wisdom teeth are the molars at the very back of your mouth, and they often need to be extracted. But, you may sometimes need other molar extractions, especially if you have a crowded mouth or if your molars are damaging your other teeth.

The Virginia Dental Group team always strives to make your oral surgery comfortable from start to finish. Use the online scheduler or call the office for your appointment today.