At Monarch Smiles, Dr. Neil Flenniken and Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken take the anxiety out of oral surgery. In their experienced hands, patients receive the highest quality care possible in a comfortable, personable environment. From crown-lengthening procedures to wisdom-tooth extractions, Monarch Smiles is here to exceed your oral surgery expectations. If you are interested in learning more about our dentistry services, please contact us! Our talented staff in our Vienna, VA office is here to support patients from Tysons Corner to Washington D.C.
Dental Crown Lengthening
A combination of both soft tissue lasers and hard tissue lasers can reshape gum tissue and bone in order to expose greater amount of healthier tooth structure. This technique is known as crown lengthening and it provides a firm base for the placement of tooth restorations.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are valuable have, but only when they are in the proper position and healthy. These teeth are vulnerable to various problems and may require removal to prevent further complications. One common problem that requires wisdom teeth extraction is the jaw that isn’t big enough to accommodate these wisdom teeth; lack of enough space can make wisdom teeth impacted (unable to erupt fully or misaligned). Other problems that may necessitate extraction include wisdom teeth growing at a wrong angle, erupting only half way through the gum, not erupting at all, cavities and gum disease. Not removing wisdom teeth with such problems can cause pain or damage to the surrounding teeth. Learn more about wisdom tooth extractions.
Regeneration & Bone Grafting
We will treat troubled gum tissue in the identical way as pocket depth reduction procedures. The subsequential treatment will be followed by procedure of using membranes, tissue-stimulating proteins or bone grafts to stimulate the body’s natural tendency to regenerate healthy gum tissue.
Proper oral hygiene should be practiced sincerely because the loss of even a single tooth can have a drastic impact on your appearance and oral health. Even though dentists will do everything they possibly can to prevent tooth loss, there are still some incidences when a tooth may need to be removed or extracted. A tooth extraction may become necessary if the following occurs:
- Severe cavity from tooth decay
- An infection or abscess
- Advanced gum disease
- Malpositioned teeth
- Orthodontic correction
- Impacted teeth
- Fractured teeth or roots
Dr. Neil Flenniken and Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken will advise the need for a tooth extraction only after carefully examining the tooth. Before a tooth is extracted, we will take several x-rays in order to understand the position and shape of the tooth and adjacent bone.
Is Tooth Extraction Painful?
A certain amount of discomfort and pain is to be expected following extractions. Discomfort can be minimized with pain killers and applying ice packs to the extraction place for intervals of 10-15 minutes. After a normal extraction, discomfort and pain should lessen within a week or two. If you have prolonged severe pain, bleeding, swelling, or fever, contact our office immediately.