Are Dental Implants The Right Solution For You?

Are you one of the millions of American adults with missing teeth? Dental implants are a permanent solution that can have you smiling with confidence once again—in as little as one day! Why Dental Implants Are A Good Solution Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants are a wonderful way to restore your smile. You may have lost teeth due......
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We’re Celebrating Our New Website With A Scavenger Hunt

We’ve launched our new website and we’re celebrating with a scavenger hunt – you could win! Our new website is mobile friendly, easy to use, and is loaded with helpful dental information and details about our practice that might be news to you! We think you’re going to love it! We are having a good ol’ fashioned Scavenger Hunt to introduce the Northern Virginia community to all of its great......
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TMJ Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

Do you experience throbbing tension headaches? What about unexplained soreness in your neck and shoulders? Have normal activities like chewing or speaking become painful? You may be experiencing the painful effects of TMJ disorder, an excruciating ailment that affects millions of Americans, especially women between the ages of 20 and 40. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is often overlooked during medical exams and......
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Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the most frequently removed teeth because of the issues that can emerge when they are left in the mouth.  Many individuals wonder why wisdom teeth extraction is usually recommended, and also, why people have wisdom teeth in the first place.  Continue reading to learn important facts about wisdom teeth and how Dr. Gocke & staff can make your wisdom teeth removal experience as pleasant......
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What is the Lifespan of a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of a dental implant is their close resemblance to real teeth and their lack of need for support from neighboring teeth because of their permanent and stable nature.  Dental implants are ideal for those individuals who have lost a tooth or......
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National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month! The awareness of oral cancer among the American public is relatively low. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 48, 250 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer just this year! Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kills nearly one person every hour of every day of every year. The......
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National Facial Protection Month

The month of April is known as National Facial Protection Month in order to raise awareness about the importance of protecting oneself from dental and facial related injuries resulting from outdoor activities. Spring time often brings about an influx of patients suffering from head, mouth, and facial injuries resulting directly from sports-related accidents.  Many of these injuries could have been easily prevented with the use of helmets,......
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Child-centered, Convenient, Outpatient Surgery Center in Northern VA

Virginia, Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery wants to update everyone on Dr. Gocke’s recent privileges to operate in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV)! The ASC is a joint venture between the Children’s National and INOVA Children’s Hospitals. This means better access and ease of scheduling with your Northern Virginia area oral surgeon in a child-centered facility for pediatric patients......
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VSOMS 2016 Annual Meeting

On the weekend of February 20-21, 2016, the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (http://www.vsoms.org) met for their 2016 Annual Meeting in Richmond, VA.  Our very own oral surgeon in Northern Virginia M. Tim Gocke, DDS, who is President-Elect of VSOMS, presented an award at this meeting to the outgoing president James Solomon, DDS. The award is in recognition of great leadership and service as the President of......
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Could You Be Suffering from TMJ Disorder?

Are you experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and/or clicking and locking of your jaw? If so then you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, is an extremely common disorder, which affects over 10 million Americans with around 3 million being diagnosed each year. Your temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your lower jawbone, called the mandible, to the......
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