Glossary

All-on-4® Dental Implant

One full arch of teeth (denture) supported by four dental implants.

Benign

The mild or non-malignant form of an illness.

Crown

The part of the tooth covered by enamel and not covered by the gum. A “dental crown” also refers to an artificial tooth used to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. A dental crown can be constructed of porcelain, ceramic or various alloys. Crowns can be used to cover a dental implant, attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore a tooth that is already broken. A crown may also cover a tooth that is discolored or badly shaped.

Cyst

Pathological cavity containing fluid or soft matter.

Dental Implant

A modern tooth replacement option that takes the form of a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone and is topped by an artificial tooth (crown) or supports multiple artificial teeth in a bridge or denture.

Eruption

When a tooth emerges or pushes through the gums.

Fixed Teeth Implant

A dental bridge or denture that is anchored by a dental implant.

Impacted Tooth

An unerupted or partially erupted tooth that is positioned against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue so that it cannot fully emerge.

Maxillofacial

Relating to the jaws and face.

Orthognathic Surgery

Surgery performed to correct facial imbalances caused by abnormalities of the jaw bones.

Root Canal

Space inside the root of a tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. “Root canal” also refers to a special dental procedure used to save a tooth with a diseased nerve. After a dentist removes the pulp of the diseased tooth, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then the dentist places a crown over the tooth to make it stronger.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

The connecting hinge between the base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw (mandible).

Wisdom Teeth

The third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.

CareCredit

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs. Pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures through convenient monthly payments.

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We have three locations in the Northern Virginia area including Annandale, Manassas and Woodbridge. To find an office near you, click the link below.

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Everyone in the office was very friendly and informative. Dr. Zadeh is a wonderful oral surgeon. He puts you at ease and explains everything very well. My recovery went exceedingly well, which was a testament to his expertise.

Anthony W.

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Dr. Zadeh is not only a very qualified oral surgeon, he is a very warm and easy to communicate with kind of person. I had a lower canine that had been root-canaled some time ago and ended up having a painful infection. He took out my infected tooth like he pulled out a needle from a butter, not feeling any pain at all. He then placed an imediate implant. He is very efficient in using his time and…

Zufan H.

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Dr. Jackson was extremely professional, patient, informative as well as friendly and enjoyable. She explained everything in great detail before my procedure. My personal dentist, Dr. Jones, recommended her. I knew if Dr. Jones recommended her she had to be great. My procedure was exactly as she explained. Her assistant Rosemary was also wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Jackson to anyone reading t…

Maria S.

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My experience at the Norther Virginia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Annandale was awesome. The staff were incredibly friendly and professional. The facility was well-organized and clean. Everyone was well-informed and answered my questions. I was really put to ease during the entire process.

Chanel D.

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Courteous, explain options in detail

Susan L.

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Dr. Zadeh and his implant team did an excellent job with my two implants. They all worked to put me at ease which made the procedure stress free. Thank you very much!

Shelley G.

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It is my first time in this place I was treated with a professional the girls who are at the front all very kindly make it feel like at home very friendly nurses and doctors

Marta H.

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The staff there is amazing at the Annandale location. I was getting my wisdom teeth removed (2 before but just did all 4) and I was so nervous about it. Everyone is nice and helped me calmed down. Very surprised that it felt really quick :)

Sharie B.

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My son had all wisdom teeth pulled out and the procedure went smoothly. Treatment plan was explained, staff ( from secretary to the Doctor) was friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend this clinic for dental care. Thank you!

Nikki M.

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Awesome people! I had my reservations based on some yelp reviews [mostly concerning other issues other than the procedure itself]. So I went in with an open mind not really concerning myself with anything else other than getting my four wisdom tooth extracted. I came out pleasantly surprised at how professional and cautious the staff were. I was able to walk to my car unaided, did prescription run…

Bendu F.

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I had a wonderful experience. Before the surgery I was very nervous but the surgeon and dental hygienist made me feel a little more comfortable for the procedure.

Meshala M.

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I had an abscess beneath my right back molar. The pain was unbearable. I was referred by a friend to NOVA Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates by a friend. I couldn’t have been happier about my treatment, procedure and outcome. I am now pain-free. I was very impressed with the staff and service. In fact, I am about to schedule another appointment with them to install an implant for t…

Rob M.

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By far the best experience I have had. My procedure was quick and I was in and out. Everyone was very nice and helped ease my nerves. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Dr. Zadeh is the best!

Nakeecha W.

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Always a thoughtful caring approach. You are informed and reminded how to take care of your self with respect to the surgery. A compassionate approach that is fully patient centered with a dentist who is fully present to your needs in the moment.Much appreciated.

A.Vincent

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The staff is very courteous and was gentle with my 89 year old parent.

Anonymous

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Best oral surgeon office in the DC area! Dr. LaBriloa is an amazing doctor and is the greatest!

Dimitri G.

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I received excellent treatment. I would highly recommend this oral surgeon.

Antonio M.

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Courteous staff. Quick procedure. Painless

Trinity E.

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I am very glad that I was recommended to this OMFS dental office for my wisdom teeth extractions. I had made the decision early that morning that I would opt out of sedation, so I was very nervous going in. The staff eased my nerves tremendously by educating me about the procedure and letting me know that it was only going to take 20-30 minutes –and they were right. Now it’s 2 days aft…

Kassy M.

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DR. LaBriola and his assistants Gaby and Constance were excellent…

William J.

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