Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums. Most adult Americans will experience some level of gum disease during their lifetime. It is important to know how it develops and what you can do to prevent it from spreading. Oakton Dental Center offers personalized and comprehensive periodontal therapy to control and eliminate the proliferation of disease-causing bacteria.
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.
TMJ is a chronic pain condition affecting the alignment and compromising the function of the temporomandibular joint. Chronic headaches, persistent teeth grinding and facial muscular pain are side effects of TMD. TMJ is commonly misdiagnosed and when left untreated can cause damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw. The pain associated with TMJ may also begin to detract from the quality of life.
An LVI Global Alumni, Dr. Ahrabi has taken hours of advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD-related dental health concerns. Dr. Ahrabi is highly trained and experienced in helping patients gain control over their chronic jaw pain.
Signs & Symptoms Of TMJ
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or swallowing
- Earaches or ringing ears
- Shoulder & back pain
- Jaw clicking
- Popping or locking
- Jaw pain & tension
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or fingers
Inlays & Onlays
A dental inlay or onlay is used to treat moderate to advanced decay as well as other tooth damage and cosmetic blemishes. An inlay or onlay is highly useful for repairing tooth damage that covers a large surface area, or for decay in the ridges of the crown of the molars.
Custom designed and fabricated, the inlay or onlay fits securely to the tooth for a comfortable and lasting dental restoration. The inlay or onlay can be custom designed to match the natural tooth surface for a seamless-looking smile.
Dentures & Partials
Missing teeth often lead to other dental concerns as remaining teeth shift and the health of the gums is affected. Replacing missing teeth prevents the deterioration of the jaw, teeth, and gums.
Patients with missing teeth are susceptible to bone loss. Bone deterioration compromises the alignment and health of teeth and gums. As the bone deteriorates, the face can begin to look sunken in as the jawline collapses.
Dr. Ahrabi offers full-service personalized treatment plans in Oakton, VA, to replace a missing tooth or a full set of teeth. Dr. Ahrabi helps patients choose the most suitable option for their needs, goals, and budget.
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a highly durable and aesthetic dental restoration used to treat a range of dental concerns. The dental crown is designed to cover the entire tooth and can be color and shape matched to fit your natural smile. Stain and decay resistant, a custom dental crown is permanently attached to a prepared tooth or dental implant and can last for many years.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can be successfully used to replace a single missing tooth but is commonly used to replace consecutively missing teeth. Also known as a partial fixed denture, the dental bridge is one treatment option Oakton Dental Center offers for lost or missing teeth.