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Medical Health Shouldn’t Hinder Oral Health

Everyone deserves to get the best of dental care when they need it. If you’ve been turned away for dental treatments due to preexisting medical conditions, you may believe that you’ll never be able to receive care, or to receive it comfortably. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The reason you may have been rejected in the past is the doctors weren’t qualified to treat you. At Greater Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery our team includes an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has the medical training to provide specialized care and maintenance to patients who are medically compromised in Fairfax or Fredericksburg, VA.

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What It Means to Be Medically Compromised

Being medically compromised doesn’t mean dental and surgical care is out of the question. It simply means that we should provide special care and consideration when providing treatment. The idea is to not exacerbate an existing condition but to safely work within its limitations and still provide effective treatment. We treat all patients, including:

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Why See an Oral Surgeon?

As a medically compromised patient, you may have complications that are beyond the training of general dentists and even many dental specialists. The scope of oral surgery training is broad, encompassing the diagnosis and treatment of issues of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, jaw, and face, as well as complex surgical and reconstructive treatments including full mouth dental implants, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, and impacted wisdom tooth extractions.

Oral surgeons are extensively trained in both dentistry and medicine—a minimum of four years and up to six years of post-dental school education—including a hospital-based surgical residency program. Beyond our dental and surgical training, we also have medical training. This gives us a deep understanding of a wide range of dental issues and how your medical condition can impact your treatment, any inherent procedural risks, and how you may respond to anesthesia, which we’re certified to personally administer in Fredericksburg or Fairfax, VA. We can offer trauma care, including managing any emergency situations or complications that medically compromised patients may have a greater risk of experiencing. Don’t put off the life-changing care you need. Receive it from a qualified and experienced surgical team with the training and expertise to put you at ease!

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