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

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Everything was great! From beginning to end! Any questions I had and any concerns they were all addressed and they did everything they could to make me as comfortable as possible.

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Excellent surgeon, dental assistant and front desk staff. Thank you! *Revised review 6/27/17*

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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.

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I’ve had extensive dental work over the past decade. While all of the dentists and oral surgeons I’ve experienced in Northern Virginia have been professional and competent, This outfit is unquestionably the very best from the support staff to the doctors. Feel free to contact me for specifics.

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Great experience. Everyone was calm and very reassuring during both my consultation and wisdom teeth removal visit. Despite my anxiety, everyone spent their time seeing if I had questions and tried to create a relaxing atmosphere before I had to go through with the surgery. Highly recommend anyone coming here. Clean and modern office with a 10/10 experience throughout.

Jennifer T.

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

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I have been a patient for many years. Whenever I have needed a tooth removed I have gone to them. My experience has been pain free during the procedure and very little pain or swelling after. I would highly recommend the doctors at Northern Virginia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.

Robert J.

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The staff was very nice and helpful at each step of the way. Dr. Labriola is terrific, just as I remembered him.

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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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Dr Haron is very professional He and the staff took very good care of me. Dr went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of and not in any pain.

Catherine L.

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Dr Jackson is great. My experience was great

James C.

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The doctor was very nice and very concern about me.

Rose C.

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

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Office is professional, pleasant and efficient. Dr. Labriola and the staff are great.

Suzanne D.

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I called for an appointment in Manassas and they were able to see me that afternoon.

Leonard J.

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Was able to be seen on very short notice – referred from primary dentist. Each of the four or five office staff members plus the dental assistants and the doctor I saw were courteous and professional and each clearly very knowledgeable in their respective areas. Evaluation and explanation of my needs was quick, efficient, thorough and clearly explained. I can’t imagine a better oral su…

Dan E.

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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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We love Dr.LaBriola he was so gentle with my daughter when she had her wisdom teeth out. Both of my daughter’s friends went to him too and they said the same thing 😊

Zhulieta D.

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Procedure was quick and efficient.

Richard G.

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Great staff!, Doctor Jackson was amazing made getting my wisdom teeth out a great experience!

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