Ryan M. Bailey, DDS, MD is a dentist and physician who is a Board-certified specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Bailey provides a variety of specialized dental care including evaluation and removal of third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, placing dental implants, dental extractions, corrective jaw surgery, oral medicine and pathology and facial trauma. With his office located in Fredericksburg, VA, Dr. Bailey sees patients from the greater Fredericksburg area including, but not limited to, Colonial Beach, King George, Ladysmith, Locust Grove, and Spotsylvania. Dr. Bailey also sees patients from as far away as Woodbridge, Richmond, and Orange.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. Dental implants permanently replace teeth natural teeth.The office procedure to place a dental implant takes about an hour for one implant and no more than two or three hours for multiple implants. Dental implants come in various shapes and sizes and have different types of surfaces. Dr. Bailey will select the most appropriate surface materials to make your permanent dental implant tooth replacement a success.
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are usually the last teeth to develop. Wisdom teeth usually complete development between the ages of 15 and 20, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of Wisdom. It is often advised to have them removed as soon as a problem is diagnosed. In some patients it is as early as 11 or 12 whereas in others it may not be until 17 or 18 years of age. Patients will heal faster, with more predictable final healing and fewer complications.
Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t fit with jaws. Corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws improving facial appearance and ensuring that teeth meet correctly and function properly. People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and, in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Dr Bailey performs corrective jaw surgery in Fredericksburg VA.