Pregnancy and Oral Health

Did you know women are more susceptible to oral health problems, especially during pregnancy? This happens because of the unique hormonal changes they experience during this stage of their life. Hormones affect the supply of blood to the gum tissue, and they also affect the body’s response to plaque. Pregnancy is a very important time for a woman, and expecting mothers should take extra precautions......
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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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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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Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions on Track

The New Year is always an exciting time. It presents us with the possibility of making changes in our life, some small and some big, that can really make a positive impact. For many, New Year’s resolutions involve making changes for the better in regards to their health, such as losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, and regularly seeing their doctor and dentist. Most of......
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Breast Cancer by the Numbers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Northern Virginia oral surgery team is sharing a few 2017 breast cancer statistics with our readers. Since 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in the course of her lifetime, it’s crucial to raise awareness in our community. The National Cancer Institute reports that the five-year survival rate is nearly 90% if the disease is detected in......
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Welcome to Dr. Gocke’s Blog!

Welcome to our practice blog! We are excited to use this as a platform to answer questions you may have regarding your oral health and to alleviate any concerns you have before or after surgery. Each week, we will dedicate a blog post to answering a question patients often have about the different procedures Dr. Gocke performs. We encourage you to submit any questions you......
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