Following the recommendation of the Virginia Dental Association (VDA), our office will be postponing all non-emergent care for two weeks starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. As our office was already scheduled to be closed for Spring Break from April 6th,2020 through April 10th, 2020 we will reopen on Monday, April 13th at 8:00 am. 

Dr. Fairfax will be available for appointments for emergency care only. Appointments must be made by contacting Dr. Fairfax directly via her cell phone at 703-582-8059. As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a growing concern across the country,  we all must focus on the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

 

 

Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

 
 
 

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

We're experts at what we do so you don't have to be. But there's a lot to consider when making decisions about dental treatment, and you have a right to feel fully informed and have all your questions answered.

At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we're firm believers in educating our patients about the benefits of a healthy smile, so your questions are very important to us. We encourage your questions because we believe that an informed patient is a happy patient!

Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently. Please give us a call if you're looking for other answers that you don't see here. A friendly member of our team will be happy to help you.

 

General Dentistry

Tooth Replacement in Fairfax VA | Man at DentistIf you have an avulsed (knocked out) tooth, try to remain calm because if you act quickly, we may be able to save the tooth. Contact our Fairfax dental office, explain your emergency to our receptionist, who will arrange for you to be seen within two hours.

Saving a Knocked-Out Tooth

If it is a baby tooth, it should not be replanted. If it is a permanent tooth, handle it carefully by holding the crown (the wider, whiter part). Avoid touching the root (the more pointed, yellower part). If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water, taking care not to disturb any tissue that may still be attached to the root. Try to gently place the tooth back in the socket, then bite on a soft cloth or gauze to hold it in position.

Do not try to force the tooth back in place; if it can’t be replanted, keep it moist by placing it in the patient’s mouth (between the molars and cheek), in a small container with the patient’s spit, milk, or saline, or by placing it in a special storage media for avulsed teeth if available. Avoid storing the tooth in water!

Dental Emergencies in Fairfax

If your tooth has been knocked out, please contact our office immediately and we’ll get you the help you need.

Dental Services in Fairfax Yes. Your dentist is responsible for caring for your teeth, gums, and jawbones as they relate to your teeth and gums. We cannot see or detect hidden changes, developments, or abnormalities in your teeth and jawbones without dental x-rays.

We share your concerns about dental x-rays, and we take every precaution and safeguard to minimize your radiation exposure.

Our X-Ray Process

  • We follow a conservative schedule for diagnostic surveys.
  • We use only digital film, which requires the lowest amount of exposure time and therefore has the least amount of radiation.
  • We focus on technique and placement to eliminate the need for re-takes and additional exposure.
  • We provide each patient with a lead radiation apron prior to x-rays being taken.

Check-up x-rays are taken only when indicated and under the following schedule:

  • No new pathology for 18 months:  X-rays every 12 months
  • No new pathology for 36 months:  X-rays every 18–24 months
  • Full mouth survey:  X-rays every 5 years or as indicated

We seek to render the most professional care using state-of-the-art practices and consistent with the standard of care. Dental treatment without necessary dental x-rays is unacceptable, sub-standard, negligent care.

Dental Exams in Fairfax VA

If you still have questions about dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact our Fairfax dental office. We’ll be happy to speak with you and put your mind at ease about our dental x-rays.

We accept most PPO dental plans. As a courtesy, we will submit all insurance claims on your behalf for direct reimbursement of services. We also offer an in-house dental discount plan for patients without dental insurance. We currently work with the following PPO plans:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Delta Dental

Cigna

Aetna

UMR (Compass Rose)

Metlife

Dentaquest

Meritain Health

Dominion DDS Dental

Christian Brothers

Denex Dental

Guardian

United Concordia

Humana

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