DiRenzo Family Dentistry
Dentists located in Purcellville, VA
Oral surgery may conjure up images of a hospital, anesthesia, and serious recovery time. But, many mainstream office procedures qualify as oral surgery and significantly improve your oral health, tooth function, and appearance. At DiRenzo Family Dentistry, Dr. Gregory DiRenzo and Dr. Nicholas Bett offer oral surgery procedures, such as dental implants and tooth extractions. If you live in the area of Purcellville, Virginia, contact the office to get expert treatment for your oral surgery needs. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery treats disease, injuries, and deformities in the jaw, teeth, and head. The DiRenzo Family Dentistry providers can perform many common oral surgery procedures on an outpatient basis.
Examples of oral surgery procedures include:
- Tooth extractions
- Dental implants
- Jaw correction surgery
- Gum or cheek tissue biopsy
Why Would a Tooth Need to be Extracted?
Tooth extractions are the best-known type of oral surgery. You may need a tooth extracted because you have impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth may be the most common teeth subject to impaction, but other teeth can also fail to rise to the surface of the gums and cause possible abscessing, swelling, and pain. Other reasons for extraction include:
- Badly decayed teeth that are irreparable
- Teeth damaged from serious trauma
- Baby teeth that haven’t fallen out, but are blocking the eruption of adult teeth
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants often replace missing teeth that you’ve lost due to an accident or decay. The doctors at DiRenzo Family Dentistry may also recommend one to provide stability to a new or existing denture or bridge. The implants serve as substitutes for tooth roots, and they anchor artificial teeth or appliances.
To qualify for an implant, you must have a healthy bone density, strong gums, and be willing to practice good oral hygiene.
Dental implants can last forever if well cared for, but sometimes need to be restored due to decay in neighboring teeth or an injury. Dr. DiRenzo and Dr. Bett may suggest oral surgery to repair a compromised implant.
Why Would I Need a Biopsy?
When you receive a comprehensive oral exam at DiRenzo Family Dentistry, Dr. DiRenzo and Dr. Bett check for any suspicious signs in the soft tissue of your mouth. If something appears questionable, they may take a biopsy, or a small sample of the tissue, to send to a lab for further testing.
What is Jaw Correction Surgery?
Dr. DiRenzo and Dr. Bett may recommend you seek jaw surgery if you have unequal jaw growth or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint. Sometimes jaw surgery can improve the fit of dentures.
However, Dr. DiRenzo and Dr. Bett don't perform complex surgeries in the office. The staff at DiRenzo Family Dentistry will refer you to a highly qualified oral surgeon who can take care of your jaw correction surgery.