Oral Surgery | Reston, VA
When you hear the word surgery, what comes to mind? Perhaps hospital and major work needed? It is normal to have fear creeping up about the procedure and the lengthy recovery period. Good news is contrary to most belief, most oral surgery procedures are done in a dental office. They usually require local anesthesia and will not interfere with normal activities for more than a couple of days.
Some people were amazed at how gentle and quick the extraction or wisdom teeth removal procedures that Dr. Hanah Pham have performed in the past. Dr. Hanah Pham will make sure you are comfortable and completely numbed before she starts the procedure. If you have fear and are nervous about the surgeries, you can request for sedation dentistry. At our office, we provide the highest dental care and the best results of our sedation dentistry techniques.
Before having oral surgery there are medical conditions that you need to discuss with dentists at Reston Sunrise Dentistry before any procedures performed.
- Bring your complete medical history, the medications and supplements you take to discuss, and if you have one of the following:
- Artificial joint, such as a hip replacement
- History of bacterial endocarditis: after having a tooth pulled is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria in
- Damaged or man-made heart valves
- Congenital heart defect
- Impaired immune system
- Liver disease (cirrhosis) the bloodstream
If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe systemic infection, Dr. Hanah Pham may need you to take antibiotics before and after the extraction. Normally, people who need to be premedicated with antibiotics will know and be informed by their physician
Why do I need oral surgery?
Teeth that are deeply decayed or fractured beyond repair and non-salvageable will need to be removed. There are other situations where a healthy tooth may need to be removed. For example, wisdom teeth coming in incorrectly causing damage, decay and gum issues, to nearby teeth will need to be removed. An impacted wisdom tooth may cause bone infection and pain in the jaw bone will need to be removed. Finally, tooth extraction of a healthy tooth might occur during orthodontic treatment in severe crowding cases where there are no room.
Sometimes oral surgery is needed to help restore your smile and your health. Proper chewing is necessary to stay healthy and have quality of life. More importantly, you will be able to smile more when you are confident and healthy.
Dr. Hanah Pham has extensive advance surgical training in dentistry to perform oral surgery with ease. Before pulling the tooth, Dr. Hanah Pham will gently numb the area with local anesthetics where the tooth will be removed. Rest assure that your comfort will be Dr. Hanah Pham’s utmost priority and she will not start the extraction without testing for profound anesthesia.
Please contact us for questions or a free oral surgery consultation at (703) 860-4148 or fill out the form below.