Cleanings & Exams
Dental cleanings should be performed routinely at least twice a year as a preventive measure. Teeth cleanings can help prevent the development of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. Teeth cleanings contribute to protecting the longevity of the teeth and gums. Maintaining your natural smile helps support a stable bite and prevents the need for more complex dental procedures.
Oakton Dental Center offers dental services tailored to the different stages of oral development. Children and young adults have both shared and specific oral health concerns as their teeth grow and their facial structure develops. Our pediatric services are rooted in preventive dentistry to provide children with a healthy oral foundation so they may enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Custom mouthguards offer superior protection and comfort in comparison to over-the-counter options. Some studies show that mouthguards can even help athletes perform better than when wearing a “bite-and-fit” mouthguard from the store. Custom mouthguards fit better and have less chance of dislodging during play so that athletes can focus on the game, not on their mouthguards. Custom mouthguards allow patients to drink while wearing the device. There is less chance of misplacing the mouthguard during practice.
Dental fillings are the most conservative dental treatment option for repairing tooth decay or minor cosmetic damage. Dental fillings are used to stabilize the structure of a tooth that has been compromised and can prevent further deterioration of oral health. Oakton Dental Center offers cosmetic white dental fillings and traditional amalgam fillings to fit the goals and budgets of a wide range of patients. White dental fillings are highly durable, metal-free, and can be matched to the teeth for a seamless appearance.
Laser dentistry provides highly precise treatments for issues such as periodontal disease, and gum contouring. Dr. Ahrabi can control treatment with more accuracy, preventing damage to healthy tissue. Laser therapy promotes the body’s natural healing response and helps to decrease the risk of infection. Less invasive and effective, laser dentistry is becoming a preferred method of treatment for soft tissue dental concerns.
Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums. When caught in the early stages of development, also known as gingivitis, Dr. Ahrabi can treat the gums with a thorough cleaning and antibacterial rinses. Gum disease can progress and spread causing bleeding, swelling, gum recession, and even tooth loss when left untreated. Patients with advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, may require gum or bone grafting or other gum surgery to repair the damage caused by the spread of bacteria.
For treating advanced tooth decay that has spread to the inner pulp of the tooth, root canals are a preferred dental treatment. It is always Dr. Ahrabi’s goal to preserve the integrity and function of the natural smile. Root canals allow Dr. Ahrabi to remove diseased tissue and repair the damaged tooth without the need for a tooth extraction.
Tooth extractions are commonly used to restore a patient’s oral health after suffering from severe tooth decay, damage, or overcrowding. While Dr. Ahrabi will always attempt to preserve as much of the natural smile as possible, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to stabilize the oral foundation. Dental fillings and root canals may be able to preserve a damaged or decayed tooth if treated early.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction may sound a bit overwhelming, but it is a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments that are utilized to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile. A full mouth reconstruction can provide subtle changes or a dramatic makeover of your smile that will enhance your overall appearance. If you are suffering from a bite that is uncomfortable, damaged teeth, missing teeth, or complex dental concerns affecting the aesthetics of your smile, here at Oakton Dental Center we can rehabilitate your smile with advanced treatments.
Dental emergencies can happen suddenly and may be painful. We understand the urgency you may be feeling, and our compassionate, highly trained dental care team can help you through your emergency. In the event of a dental emergency in Oakton, VA, contact Oakton Dental Center immediately. Our dental care team will do everything they can to fit you into our schedule as soon as possible.