Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
“My recent procedure was again an experience of Dr. Bezik’s unique combination of excellence & expertise, with regard to skills and compassion and concern with me a patient. She and her staff are amazing in providing a patient with appropriate and extensive information pre-surgery, as well as clear instructions for care post-surgery. Dr. Bezik is a rare doctor in dentistry—interested and educated in all medical aspects impacting her patients! Certainly have benefited from that aspect and those gifts. Within hours of my return home, she phoned to check on my recovery. I am so very grateful to my general dentist for recommending her. I have been and remain grateful to her. In my opinion, I would go to no one else.
P.S. Dr. Bezik has chosen her staff carefully—each one I’ve encountered is courteous, competent, and caring.
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Oral Surgery in Fairfax, VA & Washington, D.C.
From bone grafting to addressing impacted teeth, our periodontist offers expert-level care in a comfortable and serene setting.
Our practice offers a number of oral surgery procedures, which are performed by our periodontist. A periodontist is a specialist who treats a number of diseases that affect soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity. When performing any type of oral surgery, we follow strict safety protocols so that our guests enjoy the highest quality care. We also take all necessary measures to ensure patient comfort. For more invasive procedures, patients will receive anesthetic medication. Sedatives may also be used so that those receiving treatment are relaxed and at ease.
Bone Grafting and Ridge Augmentation
Bone grafting is a procedure where bone tissue is surgically bonded to areas where bone mass is sparse. The bone used may be autogenous, meaning it comes from the patient’s own body. Common sources for autogenous bone tissue include the chin, knee, or hip. Bone may be harvested from a tissue bank as well. This source of bone tissue reduces the need for a preliminary procedure to extract bone from the patient’s body. Bone grafting is beneficial to a patient who will be receiving dental implants. In some instances, bone grafting may help correct developmental issues where one jaw is larger than the other or offset the effects of osteoporosis in the jaw.
Ridge augmentation is a specific type of bone grafting procedure that addresses bone loss due to resorption. After tooth loss, the body will absorb bone because the roots of teeth no longer stimulate the jawbone. When bone atrophy occurs, a ridge augmentation can help reshape the jawbone in areas where tissue is sparse such as at the site of empty tooth sockets. This procedure is beneficial to those receiving dental implants as it increases bone density at the site of implantation.
Some patients may receive decortication treatments following bone grafting procedures. This is a specialized treatment and its objective is to accelerate the process of bone regeneration.
Impacted teeth are teeth that are unable to erupt through the gum line properly. Instead, they become lodged or “stuck” in the bone and gums. When teeth are impacted, patients tend to develop oral health complications such as abscesses and periodontal disease. Some folks with impacted teeth may have discomfort such as facial/jaw pain and frequent headaches.
The two most common types of teeth that become impacted are third molars (wisdom teeth) and the maxillary cuspid (the upper canine tooth). If a wisdom tooth is impacted, it will be extracted. This means that the entire tooth is surgically removed. The reason wisdom teeth are extracted is because they are not necessary for oral function and there is normally not enough room in the mouth for them to erupt in a healthy position that doesn’t compromise the health of other teeth.
When upper canines are impacted, the crown of the tooth will be exposed through a surgical procedure. These teeth become impacted during the period of tooth transition in childhood. Sometimes the deciduous (baby) teeth do not fall out fast enough and the permanent cuspid is starting to emerge. In this instance, the deciduous tooth is extracted and the maxillary cuspid is exposed. In some cases, following the surgical exposure of an impacted tooth, an orthodontic appliance will be anchored to guide the tooth through the gums and to an upright position.
Osseous surgery is a periodontal treatment used for patients who have advanced gum disease. This procedure is normally prescribed if a patient’s condition has not improved after receiving common periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing. Osseous surgery involves debriding the root of a tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. Since gum disease attacks bone tissue, the bone surrounding the tooth is smoothed and reshaped. The periodontal tissue above the bone is trimmed so that it meets the tooth above the reshaped bone. Stitches are then used to hold soft tissue in place so that it can heal and reattach to teeth. Osseous surgery can prevent the loss of teeth to periodontal disease along with improving a person’s overall oral health.
Our objective during any surgical procedure is to improve a patient’s oral health and quality of life. We follow strict protocols so that members of our community receive high quality and personalized care.
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Meet the doctors
Dr. Bezik, DDS, MDS
Dr. Bezik is committed to providing advanced, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant related treatments in a relaxing environment to improve the general and dental health of our patients.Read more ›
Kinjal Patel, DDS
Dr. Patel has experience in all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic procedures, gum treatment and root canal therapy. It is her goal to build a great relationship with each and every patient.Read more ›
Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
Procedure- Core build up 5/26/16
“Service and care was excellent—I’ve never experience such high level of caring and advanced dentistry before. Although I loved the dentist that I had for years prior to losing my dental insurance and before I moved, I have never been told extensive ways to prevent the dental issues that I’m susceptible to. Even though Dr. Bezik is a periodontist, she treated me with great care and respect and did not turn me away, treating my broken molar with professionalism and thorough care. I appreciate how informed she kept me through the whole procedure, making sure she was consistent. She fit me in ASAP, working with my tight budget and time frame, and was reachable 24/7. From the assistants (very knowledgeable) to the friendly and helpful front desk staff, I’d recommend your practice to everyone and anyone seeing about and beyond service. Thank you and I wish I found this practice sooner!”
Procedure- Implant 4/19/16
“I was referred to Dr. Bezik by my dentist, who said she was one of the best in her field. I agree with my dentist and am thankful she sent me here. Dr. Bezik evaluated my issues and worked with me to resolve them. I found her to be very honest and knowledgeable about my treatment. Her staff was both courteous and professional in every way. As a result, my issues were corrected successfully. I am satisfied with the service I received and appreciate the added value to my overall dental health as an outcome. I would recommend Dr. Bezik and her staff without hesitation. Thank you!”
A bone graft is a procedure where bone (taken from another part of the body or a tissue bank) is transplanted over areas of the jaw that have lost mass. Bone deterioration is a common side effect of periodontal disease and tooth loss. A bone graft can help with the generation of new bone mass. This treatment might be administered to increase a patient’s candidacy for dental implants.
Impacted teeth can produce symptoms including facial pain and tenderness along with headaches. Other symptoms include inflamed or irritated gums, the development of an abscess, or tooth decay. An impacted tooth has many negative effects on oral health and should be treated by a dental professional as soon as possible.
After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms over the extraction site. This clot is a natural and necessary part of the recovery process. If this clot becomes disturbed, a patient might develop dry socket. This means that the clot is dislodged from the empty tooth socket. Dry socket is painful and it will affect recovery. If a dry socket forms, patients will need to return to our practice so that our dentist can gently reopen the wound to form a new clot.
The price of oral surgery varies based on a number of circumstances. The type of treatment you are receiving as well as whether follow up procedures are necessary affect costs. After a consultation, we will recommend treatment options. Once treatment has been recommended, you can speak with a member of our staff in regards to estimates. When it comes to making payment, we accept many insurers and credit cards. Payment plans and financing are also available for those who qualify.