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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Electric Toothbrushes vs Manual Toothbrushes

Manual Toothbrush Leaning Against Electric Toothbrush
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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5 Common Procedures Oral Surgeons Perform

When people think of oral surgery, they often think of wisdom teeth removal - and that’s it. Because this type of oral surgery is one of the most frequently performed in Northern Virginia, it’s become the automatic...
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Organic vs. Natural

It seems like your refrigerator is empty, and the pantry only has the girl-scout cookies you shouldn’t have bought last month. This could only mean one thing – it is time for a trip to the grocery store to stack up on all your favorite meals and treats. You arrive at the grocery store ready to shop, strolling down the aisles looking for the best......
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Catching Oral Cancer In It’s Tracks

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, but no matter what month it is oral cancer is always an important topic! The death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high due to routinely discovering it late in development. Approximately 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,650 deaths, killing 1 person every 24 hours. However, approximately......
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