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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This letter is to follow-up with you sharing my experience before and after regarding being diagnosed at your office with Arthritis and describing pain in my jaw, ear, and neck pain etc. In the course of about a year, I went to urgent care, ear and throat specialists, twice to a dentist, two times to a primary care provider, had a sleep apnea test, hearing test and finally coming to your practice.…

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Had not had a tooth pulled in about 50 years so really could not remember what to expect. Things went pretty smoothly I’m pleased to report. Was sorry to hear that BC/BS stopped covering tooth extractions in 2015! Glad to have the infected tooth out of my mouth…appreciate being taken by your practice on short notice.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Very professional and knowledgeable staff. I would 100% recommend this practice. The staff very thoroughly communicated with us, not only about the procedures, but also about the billing. I felt like my son was in the best hands for his wisdom teeth extraction. Thank you for making this a smooth process!

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It was an excellent experience. The staff was very helpful and cooperative. The doctor was very knowledgeable and kind. The doctor explained all the procedures and the steps plus his personal recommendations as if he was me, the patient.

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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…

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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

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Referred here after my first dentist wasn’t comfortable taking out my lower wisdoms. They fit me in the schedule same day and before I knew it, I was done and recovering.

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I was very pleased with my experience. Everyone is very personable and calm. All of the staff made me feel welcome and comfortable

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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…

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The staff made me feel comfortable, cause I was scared & don’t like needles.

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Dr. Jackson takes the time to get to know her patients before the surgical procedure starts. She thoroughly explained the steps of the procedure. She addressed every concern and answered all my questions before the procedure started. She is AWESOME!!

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The staff was wonderful, helped me relax and told me a lot to details of how the procedure will be. I’ve never had surgery before but they explained what will happen and gave me good advice. After the surgery, they helped me to get settle after the procedure and gave in detail of how to care for myself after the surgery. Thanks to Dr. LaBriola and the staff for making my first oral surgery c…

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Professional staff who walked me through every phase of my tooth extraction with a calm and caring approach..

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My first visit was great! Everyone was really nice and welcoming. They made me feel very comfortable.

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