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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Dr. Jackson and her staffs are one of the best professionals I’ve met so far. They were ‘EXTREMELY’ patient and kind during the whole procedure. I highly recommend them.

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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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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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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 :)

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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!

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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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I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed yesterday by Dr. Zadeh. I was very nervous because this was my first surgery ever. All of the staff was was great and explained every step including the sedation process and aftercare instructions. Before I took any medication, my pain was a 3/4 out of 10. This was a very positive experience and I highly recommend this practice.

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It was the best experience. The workers were very friendly and made me feel 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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