At Herndon Dental Center, Dr. Farhad Hakim is an expert at performing all types of oral surgery in Herndon, Virginia. Whether you need impacted wisdom teeth removed, bone grafting to allow for the placement of implants or to correct jaw defects, or other oral surgeries, Dr. Hakim uses the most advanced procedures to ensure that your surgery goes smoothly and has a successful outcome.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars in your mouth, commonly need to be extracted when they are impacted or could affect alignment of the other teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth may either exist underneath the gum or can poke through the gum line, often causing pain and infection.
Dr. Hakim specializes in wisdom tooth extraction, using sedation dentistry, if needed, for your comfort. He’ll provide you with detailed after-care instructions to ensure prompt and thorough healing of the affected area(s).
If gum disease, trauma, or other medical conditions have caused deterioration of your jawbone, Dr. Hakim can reconstruct the damaged areas using an advanced technique called bone grafting. Once the bone graft is completed, you may be able to receive dental implants for missing teeth if needed.
Other Oral Surgery
Dr. Hakim also performs many other types of oral surgery, including tooth extraction. A tooth that is severely decayed or infected may need to be removed by extraction. Crowding may also necessitate extracting a tooth. Modern methods have eliminated much of the pain and discomfort associated with tooth removal.