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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Are you experiencing pain or infection in the back of your mouth? Are your wisdom teeth impacted, decayed, or developing gum disease? Do your wisdom teeth require removal because of poor position or for orthodontic reasons? Wisdom teeth are a common source of problems and their removal is... Read More

Extraction of Damaged Teeth

You suddenly feel a ‘crack’ in your back tooth as you bite into an almond or another hard object. Your teen gets elbowed in the mouth at soccer practice and you know something is wrong. Perhaps you were at work and suddenly felt pain in a tooth. You visit your dentist and are told the tooth has ... Read More

Types of Bone Grafting

There are several types of bone graft procedures and materials available, each one appropriate for different types of bone deficiencies. The goal is to augment missing bone and create the right foundation for the implant and the overlying crowns or bridges. Depending on the degree of bone deficiency... Read More

Dental Implants

Tooth loss at any age can be a traumatic experience. Perhaps you had severe decay at an early age and lost your teeth to extractions. Or you lost teeth due to injury from a fall or related to sports. You may have developed complications with a root canal procedure and it could not be treated. Or you... Read More

Before and After Care

How to improve your healing and recovery: Proper before and after care is an important part of healing and preventing complications. We want you to have a safe and comfortable experience and a quick and uneventful recovery. Here is what you can do: Follow your instructions carefully: The instruction... Read More

Dental Implant Complications

Dental implant complications, although rare, are generally related to poor planning, improper diagnosis, or inappropriate treatment option. The reasons for rise in dental implant complications and its negative impact on patients was discussed in a recent blog. Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi along with a team o... Read More

Dental Implants for Dentures

You Have Other Options Than Dentures: Mrs. Smith, 65, had worn full dentures for about 10 years. She lost her teeth due to gum disease and decay at an early age and was given full dentures. She remembers when she first got the dentures: "big, clonky pieces of plastic which were really tough to ... Read More

About Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi

Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Surgical training at the Washington Hospital Center Chief resident at the Washington Hospital Center Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Author: books, articles, and blogs Teacher, practice coach, and lecturer ... Read More

Our Service Offerings

Our office is committing to providing the utmost care to all of our patients and we are pleased to offer additional levels of service to meet the needs of clients in a variety of different situations. Our everyday Signature Service: All of our patients receive: An accurate price quote for the ... Read More

Dental Infection, Pain, or Swelling

Do You Have Any of the Following Symptoms? Pain that is throbbing and radiates in different directions. Swelling of your gum tissue or other parts of your mouth. Swelling involving your face or neck. Drainage in the mouth with a foul taste. Fever. Tender lymph nodes in the neck. Redness and ... Read More

Biopsy: Cysts, Lesions, Ulcers

You might have suddenly noticed a sore spot in your mouth. Perhaps you feel a lump on the inside of your cheek that seems to have grown over the last few months. Or on your last dental X-rays your dentist noted a dark area around your impacted wisdom tooth resembling a cyst. Perhaps during your clea... Read More

Anesthesia & Managing Anxiety

Anxiety about bone grafting procedures: Anxiety is not uncommon among people having bone grafting, dental implants or other types of oral surgery. This anxiety is mostly related to hearing others’ bad experiences with excessive pain, swelling, or complications. Some people express their fear about... Read More

Fees & Payment Options

Cost of Bone grafting: The cost of procedure depends on number of type and extend of bone grafting and your choice of anesthesia. Following examination and discussion of treatment recommendations, our financial coordinator will present the exact cost and payment options to make it possible. We offer... Read More

Orthodontic Related Procedures

You may have seen an orthodontist to straighten your teeth and were informed that, he or she cannot complete your treatment properly without some surgical interventions. Perhaps your teeth are severely crowded and extractions were recommended to create space for alignment. Maybe the canine tooth is ... Read More

Canine Exposure

The adult canines are the ‘corner stones’ of your teeth and are extremely important in both function, bite balance, and aesthetics. Perhaps during your last orthodontic appointment, it was noted that one or more of the canines are not erupting into the mouth correctly because of crowding or ina... Read More

Cosmetic Procedures

Enhancing Your Beauty: Do you have a short or an excessive chin? Do you wish you had stronger cheek bones? Do you have frown or forehead lines that have been getting deeper over the years? Do you have a gummy smile or a disproportionate face and you are just not happy with the way you look? Dr. Ka... Read More

TMJ & Facial Pain

TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your temporo-mandibular joint. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a poor bite, pain, a clicking or grating noise... Read More