Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Tooth Extractions

Extraction is necessary when a tooth is infected, decayed, or structurally flawed. Other reasons for tooth extractions include the impaction of wisdom teeth or the need to create space for orthodontic devices.Tooth pain can occur with warning and if your teeth is beyond saving then Laurel Dental Associates can provide emergency dental services to help relieve your pain. Tooth extraction is a last resort and Dr. Rezaiyan will determine all options available before performing a tooth extraction.


You begin the tooth extraction procedure by receiving local or general anesthetic to the area where the tooth is being removed. If more multiple teeth are being removed than a sleep inducing general anesthetic may be used. After the procedure, patients may need stitches to help the healing process.


Bone Grafting

The process of bone grafting will restore bone in the jaw that has been lost due to periodontal disease, which is a gum disease that could become severe if left untreated. When periodontal disease is left untreated the bacteria in the plaque buildup will spread beyond the gum line. This will cause the supporting bone to deteriorate and teeth may begin to fall out.

Dental implants are a great solution for missing teeth however, implants require having enough bone in the jaw for support. If a patient is lacking bone density for dental implants then bone grafting may be necessary. This procedure takes bone from another part of the body and grafts it to the existing bone. The experts at Laurel Dental Associates will help patients determine the best treatment plan for anyone experiencing periodontal disease.


Mini Dental Implants

Our mini dental implants are a good alternative from traditional dental implants if an implant is needed in a narrow area. They are good for small teeth, front teeth, and premolars. Just like traditional dental implants, they are used to replace missing teeth and help maintain oral health. With these implants patients will have less healing time, pay half the cost of traditional implants, and fewer office visits. At half the size of traditional dental implants, they can be a much better option for our patients looking for a better and more confident smile.


Wisdom Teeth Extractions

The wisdom teeth are the last four teeth that will form in your mouth. Usually there will not be enough room for them to grow in correctly. If this happens, then the wisdom teeth may become trapped in the jawbone or grow at incorrect angles, causing multiple issues. Wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. This procedure can be done as early as age 12 or 13, and in others it may not be until the early twenties.

Reasons Why You May Need To Get Wisdom Teeth Removed:

  1. Infection – Pericoronitis is a localized gum infection.  Gum tissue around the wisdom teeth can become irritated and infected, resulting in recurrent pain, swelling, and problems with chewing and/or swallowing.
  2. Cyst Formation – Cysts develop from impacted teeth and expand destroying adjacent jaw bone and sometimes teeth. If your wisdom teeth are not removed in your teenage years they can be very difficult to treat.
  3. Possible Crowding – Wisdom teeth can cause tooth crowding. This will affect the front teeth, primarily the lower front teeth and is normally seen after a patient has had braces.
  4. Damage to Adjacent Teeth – When there is no room to clean the area around the wisdom tooth, the surrounding teeth can be negatively affected resulting in gum disease, bone loss around the tooth, and/or decay.


Dr. Rezaiyan and his team of professionals are here to answer any of your questions or concerns about oral & maxillofacial surgery. Contact our office at (301) 776-5051 to schedule an appointment.


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