When Is Sedation Dentistry Appropriate?

Oral surgery anesthesia is an amazing tool Dr. Gocke uses to provide his Northern Virginia patients with comfort and ease during dental appointments and procedures. He uses a wide array of options and helps patients get...
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Sedation Dentistry Options: What Are The Differences?

The thought of sedation dentistry comes to mind for many people in Northern Virginia when they find themselves in need of a dental procedure. After all, sedation dentistry helps take the edge off during appointments and prevents pain during procedures. However, at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, Dr. Gocke does things differently. Instead of using traditional sedation dentistry methods...
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Jawbone Health

Are you missing one of your teeth? Have you considered dental implants, but you are not sure about getting them? There are times when individuals who have missing teeth decide not to have an implant placed for their own personal reasons. However, many individuals do not understand the risk of this decision. Bone tissue is maintained by use, and the natural teeth are rooted in......
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Oral Surgeon vs Periodontist: What Is The Difference?

For Northern Virginia men and women who are in need of dental work - whether for a deep, thorough cleaning or to have a tooth extracted - choosing the right dental specialist for the job is important. If you aren’t sure whether you should see an oral surgeon or a periodontist, keep reading as we explain the difference between these two specialists....
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Replacing What Is Missing In Your Smile

Missing lateral incisors is common and is also treatable. Patients who are missing a lateral incisor may choose to go through treatment and fill the missing space with a dental implant. This is the most common option for treatment, however there are important factors to first consider, such as: Smoking habits Unfavorable root proximity and/or root alignment, particularly after orthodontic treatment Medical contraindications Young age......
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Is Something Missing In Your Smile?

Have you ever noticed that your smile is different? Are your canines (eye teeth) closer than usual to your two front teeth? Is your smile similar to the picture displayed to the right? Then you may have a common genetic dental problem known as congenitally missing lateral incisors. Missing lateral incisors is when the teeth adjacent to the upper front two teeth are missing. This......
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Electric Toothbrushes vs Manual Toothbrushes

The first manual toothbrush, similar to the one used today, was invented in 1948. The bristles of this toothbrush were made of hog hair and horsehair. These kinds of bristles were generally used until DuPont invented nylon. The toothbrush continued to develop, creating a selection of bristle types (soft, medium, or hard), different colors/patterns, and different kinds of toothbrushes, such as electric and manual toothbrushes.......
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