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If there is not enough room in the jaw to accommodate a tooth’s eruption, that tooth may become impacted, or lodged in the jawbone or gums. The third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the most commonly impacted teeth, but any permanent tooth may become impacted. If...

Patients may be anxious in the face of dental implant placement, and understandably so. It can be intimidating to face an unfamiliar surgery of any type, regardless of the experience and knowledge of your oral surgeon. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective method for Charlottesville...

Dental implants can be a wise long-term investment if you care for them properly. Unlike other tooth replacement alternatives, the dental implant and its accompanying prosthetic crown replicate the entire structure of the missing tooth, not merely the visible portion. However, in order for those dental...

If you are missing teeth and are considering dental implants in Charlottesville VA 22911, you may have questions about the how the implant process works. The first step is a visit to Dr. Carlos Ibañez, your Charlottesville oral surgeon, to determine whether you are a candidate...

The damage left behind after a traumatic incident to the face can present a number of complications that are best treated by an experienced specialist. The delicate bones of the face, mouth, and nose provide the framework for your unique appearance. A primary goal for...

The use of oral sedation during dental procedures, especially oral surgery, can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the treatment. As an available service for patients, our oral surgeon offers oral sedation in Charlottesville in conjunction with most surgical procedures. Oral sedation is a...

Charlottesville patients are increasingly turning to dental implants to replace missing teeth, but not all patients are candidates for immediate dental implant placement. For candidates with significant bone loss, a sinus lift or sinus augmentation may be necessary before the implants can be placed. Dental implants...

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring that can interrupt a spouse’s or partner’s slumber in addition to robbing the person who has the condition of deep, restful...

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. To achieve the best outcomes, patients with oral cancer should be treated as early as possible. Even precancerous or benign changes in the oral tissues should be monitored...