Missing Teeth: Are they making you look older?

Are your missing teeth making you look older? If they are front teeth, the answer is obvious, a gap in your smile will make you look older. However, a fact that is less obvious to many is that even missing teeth in the back of your mouth can change your appearance. If you have missing molars and haven’t yet noticed a difference, you will. Missing teeth,......
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How Dental Implant Placement Has Changed in 2013

Dental implants are the most advanced and advantageous tooth replacement option available today. A restorative option with results that closely mimic the structure of natural teeth, implant dentistry offers advantages that simply cannot be provided by removable dentures or traditional bridges. In recent years, those advantages have been further compounded by technological advancements that have greatly improved the precision, safety and speed of dental implant......
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Best Teeth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, Dentures

If you’re in need of teeth replacement, Washington DC restoration options include dental bridges, traditional dentures and dental implants. For many years, dental bridges were the primary method used for the replacement of a single tooth or several, and removable dentures the standard restoration option for extensive or total tooth loss. However, today’s optimal teeth replacement option is dental implants, Washington DC dental professionals (like Dr. Emery)......
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Avoiding Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dry socket is a painful condition that can occur after wisdom teeth removal. When a tooth is removed, a hole (known as a socket) is left in the bone. As part of the natural healing process, a blood clot forms in the socket to stop bleeding from the extraction site. Sometimes the blood clot can become dislodged or dissolve, leaving the underlying bone and nerves exposed.......
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Question: How Long For Wisdom Teeth to Fully Heal?

Among the most common questions people ask Dr. Emery as they are preparing to have wisdom teeth removed is how long the healing process will take. Healing time varies from one person to another to some extent, depending upon how difficult the extraction procedure is in each individual case. So when it comes to wisdom teeth removal patients will get the most accurate assessment on healing time from their......
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Sports After Wisdom Teeth Removal: How long to wait?

Wisdom teeth removal, while it is a fairly routine procedure in most cases, is still surgery, and proper post-operative care is crucial to a full and complication-free recovery. Dr. Emery and Dr. Ryan often get asked about how recovery from wisdom teeth removal affects participation in sports and other activities. The details of the care you will need and the length of your recovery depend largely upon individual......
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Is Summer Best For Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Many oral surgeons recommend getting your wisdom teeth removed between the ages of 15 and 20. Wisdom teeth typically make their appearance at around this age. Dr. Emery advises that getting your wisdom teeth removed early can be a good idea because they can develop various complications, including: Inflammation Cysts Cavities in wisdom teeth Wisdom teeth impacted beneath the gum, leading to infection Other teeth pushed out......
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Capitol Hill Style: The Top 10 Best Men’s Smiles in Congress

In our last post on Capitol Hill style, we presented our list of Congresswomen with the most brilliant and attractive smiles. In the interests on ensuring that our Congressmen don’t feel left out, this time we’re giving male legislators with especially notable smiles their due. Here is our list of the top 10 best men’s smiles in Congress: Capitol Hill Style With a Winning Smile Congressman......
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Washingtonian Top Dentists 2013 – We Are Honored By Our Peers

Every year Washingtonian Magazine sends out thousands of surveys to the area’s dental community. Chosen at random, so as to avoid any favoritism, the recipient dentists and dental specialists are asked one very important question: Which Drs. would you send a member of your family to if they were in search of excellent care? Washingtonian Top Oral Surgeons 2013 2013 marks a huge milestone for our......
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CCOMFS: Celebrating 5 Years As Your Washington DC Oral Surgeons

This week is the five year anniversary for The Capital Center For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dr. Emery, Dr. Ryan and our staff plan to celebrate! But before we do, let’s take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been and what has been accomplished. Remember When… For a couple of months we had to see patients in a temporary 4th floor space while our......
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