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Comprehensive Oral Surgery Services for Lifelong Oral Health
Dr. Karapetian offers a full scope of periodontics surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants and extractions to facial trauma and all types of anesthesia. Dr. Karapetian's mission is to provide compassionate and attentive patient care using state-of-the-art procedures, technologies, and surgical techniques. Through professionalism and teamwork, our team strives to create healthy and positive experiences for all who trust their care to us.Schedule Your Appointment ›
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Why Choose Washington Periodontics
A Recognized Leader in Dental Implants, the All-on-4 Procedure, and Sedation Dentistry.
Expertise and Training: Periodontists receive an additional 3 years of specialized training and education in periodontics and implantology, beyond the standard four years of dental school.
Experience: Dr. Karapetian has placed thousands of implants and has been delivering exquisite results for many years. Dr. Karapetian has completed advanced surgical training in the latest dental implant techniques.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.
We have 21st century technology now that can give you back your smile and ability to eat the foods you love – just like your natural teeth.
Sinus lifts are typically performed by gently raising the floor of your sinuses, and adding bone material to increase height and volume. Increasing the quality and quantity in this way gives your future implants the solid support they need to stay healthy and strong.
You may benefit from sinus augmentation if you have:
Lost upper premolar or molar teeth
Bone loss from periodontal disease
Teeth that are trapped within the jaw bone or gum tissue and unable to erupt are called “impacted teeth.” Full and partially impacted teeth often threaten the health of surrounding bone, gums, nerves and even neighboring teeth. Diagnosing these potentially problematic areas early on is key to keeping your family happy and healthy. The canines and wisdom teeth are the most common types of tooth impactions. Identifying impacted teeth through x-rays as early as age seven is ideal for planning the best course of treatment.
A frenectomy is a minor oral surgery procedure that treats lip- and tongue-ties. The small stretch of tissue connecting the lip to the gums and tongue to the floor of the mouth is called a “frenum.” At times, these muscular attachments are too short to enable proper oral function and development. Release or removal of a short frenum by a skilled periodontist ensures fast healing and optimal results for this delicate tissue.
Frenectomies are typically performed in pediatric patients. However, some adults benefit from this procedure as well. In children, we usually wait until the two front primary teeth have erupted before providing a lip frenectomy. Without treatment at any age, the risks of leaving a lip- or tongue-tie untouched include unwanted spacing between the two front teeth, risk of periodontal problems and oral pain or discomfort.