Many patients who experience tooth decay or damage are able to have their condition treated by their general dentist with a crown, filling, or root canal. Unfortunately, when the damage is too extensive for treatment, the tooth must be removed. If the tooth removal case is complex or the patient has a history of severe gum disease or health problems, […]
An Overview of Oral Surgery in Our Office
We know how important a smile can be, which is why we strive to help our patients maintain proper facial function and aesthetics by providing the best solutions for oral and facial conditions. Our advanced oral surgeons can treat a wide variety of conditions; whether you need teeth extractions, tooth repair, replacement teeth, jaw surgery, and much more, our surgeons are experts in restoring oral health.
Dr. Marashi and our highly skilled staff at Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery provide the highest level of treatment and care through the use of the latest technology in our state-of-the-art facility. We possess the experience and compassion that patients constantly look for in their healthcare providers, and we appreciate the opportunity to treat each and every patient that enters our practice.
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery offers expert preventative, reconstructive, and emergency care for the teeth, mouth, jaws, and facial structures. Dr. Marashi has earned a medical degree in addition to his dental degree, making him the most qualified professional to diagnose and treat you.
To ensure that patients are comfortable and safe during their treatment, all procedures are performed in an ambulatory surgery center that is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. To ease any pain or anxiety during your procedure, both IV sedation and general anesthesia are available for your maximum comfort during surgery. We invite you to explore the list of oral surgery procedures below and contact us today to discuss your options.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth that may develop in your mouth. If these teeth do develop, you can expect them to grow just behind the second molars at the very back of the mouth. Generally, wisdom teeth begin to erupt into the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has […]
Banking your stem cells is a beneficial opportunity for your future. Our teeth house an abundance of stem cells, which is why tooth extractions are the perfect time to collect them. In most cases, the only teeth that are still healthy enough when extracted to harvest stem cells from are wisdom teeth. At Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, we […]
Patients who have been missing a tooth or several teeth for an extended period of time may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure. When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate, making it very difficult to perform some tooth replacement procedures, such as dental implant placement. Without enough bone present for the implant […]
The mouth is one of the most versatile and important organs in the body, and it is necessary for breathing, speaking, and eating. Because this organ has such a wide variety of functions and is exposed to many external environmental factors, it is at an increased risk for the development of infection. Oral pathology is the medical term for any […]
Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is a procedure performed for patients whose jaws do not meet correctly which creates an improper bite and misalignment of the jaw. This improper bite can be caused by irregular skeletal growth and often makes it difficult to eat and speak properly; it may also increase the chances for temporomandibular joint disorders […]
The temporomandibular joint, more commonly known as the TMJ, is a hinge that connects the lower jaw to the skull; it is what allows your mouth to open and close and move side to side smoothly. It connects just in front of the ear on each side of your head and is attached to muscles that control your mouth’s movement. […]
Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes people to stop breathing in their sleep. More than 12 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea. However, people who snore are not necessarily experiencing sleep apnea, and surgery may not always be the best option. Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder characterized by shallow […]
Our face and mouth’s constant contact with bacteria and germs make it highly vulnerable to contract facial, oral, and dental infections. This is why all dental professionals encourage their patients to practice regular and frequent home hygiene efforts like brushing and flossing. When you don’t, you are far more likely to contract an infection. Infections involving the maxillofacial region can […]
One of the most common congenital deformities affecting the face is a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or both. These facial irregularities occur during pregnancy when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area for it to join together properly. This condition can be a genetically inherited or an isolated birth defect, but surgery can restore normal […]
The mouth is one of the most versatile and important organs in the body, and it is necessary for breathing, speaking, and eating. Because this organ has such a wide variety of functions and is exposed to many external environmental factors, it is at an increased risk for the development of infection. You may not know it, but your salivary […]