At Williamsburg Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PA, Dr. West and his staff are committed to excellence and making you surgical experience as pleasurable as possible. We treat each patient as we would a family member and have earned our outstanding reputation, one patient at a time, on this fundamental principal.
Dr. West manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. He provides a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery and dental implants. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort for implant site development. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call us at 757-229-6692 to schedule a consultation.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Read more…
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully. Read more…
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants and wisdom tooth extraction , we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants and wisdom tooth extraction are discussed.
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