What Type Of Sedation Is Needed For Wisdom Teeth Removal?

When you choose Dr. Gocke of Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery to remove your wisdom teeth, you can rest assured your procedure will be pain-free! Dr. Gocke prides himself on providing all of his Northern Virginia patients with comfort and safety during every procedure he performs....
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Keeping Their Tiny Teeth in Tip Top Shape

As a parent you play a large role in influencing your child’s dental health habits. It is very important to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and happy. Taking care of your child’s teeth will decrease their risk of gum disease, cavities, and other forms of tooth decay. These tips will help you to keep your child’s mouth healthy! How to care for an......
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FAQ for Your Oral Surgeon at Your Consultation

Your Oral Surgeon will likely answer these questions without you having to ask them, but just in case he or she forgets any details, you should arrive at your consultation prepared with an arsenal of questions about your procedure, what to expect, and any other important details. Below is a list of questions you should be prepared to ask your Oral Surgeon and why you......
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Our Safety Measures to Protect the Health of Our Patients

At Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients. In order to protect the health of our patients and staff, our office is taking the following precautions: CDC Screening of ALL Patients Prior to Coming into the Practice CDC Screening and Temperature Checks for: All Patients AND Team Members Staggered Appointments to Minimize......
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COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients, As our communities continue to feel the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please know that we are closely monitoring the guidelines from the CDC in response. We will continue to take additional steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to prevent the spread of illness across our community. When you come to visit Dr. Gocke and Virginia Oral, Facial......
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Dental Implants vs. Dentures vs. Bridges

Many patients try and fail with dentures and/or bridges before finally realizing that dental implants are the most lasting tooth replacement option. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants can last a lifetime, they support surrounding facial structures, they don’t decay, and they look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. Below are in depth explanations of each type of tooth replacement, what you can expect from......
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Dental Implants: The Benefits of Having Them and the Risks of Not Getting Them

There are several factors that go into deciding whether or not to get dental implants. Among the things to take into consideration when deciding on which kind of tooth replacement is best for you are the healing time, price, and durability. Before we delve into why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option, let’s talk about what exactly dental implants are in the first......
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Opioid-Free Options for Dental Implants

Opioid-free pain management is an essential aspect of dental implants placement at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery. With the growing opioid epidemic not only in Northern Virginia but throughout the United States as a whole, Dr. Gocke knew he could do his part by searching for a pain management solution that would not pose additional risk to his patients. When it comes to controlling......
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Wisdom Tooth Removal: What Food Can You Eat?

One of the most common questions we are asked before and after wisdom teeth removal by our patients is: What foods can I eat? Eating the right food isn’t just a matter of protecting the stitches in your mouth or making sure you are not causing yourself any pain, it is also a matter of eating foods that can help speed up the healing process. Socrates......
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