We always want our patients to keep their natural, healthy smiles for a lifetime, but there are cases when that isn’t possible. When necessary, we offer tooth extractions to help our patients maintain the optimal level of oral health. At the two convenient Just for Your Smile dental office locations in Tysons Corner and Potomac, we provide a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to deliver healthy smiles. If we need to remove one or more teeth to help you preserve your healthy smile, our skilled and experienced dentist and dental care team will perform tooth extractions safely and comfortably right here in our state-of-the-art dental office. If you’re ready to find out more, call our team to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation. We’ll examine your smile and help you determine whether or not tooth extraction is necessary. Our skilled dentist can also provide a variety of tooth replacement solutions as necessary.
We may recommend tooth extraction in a number of situations, including:
Teeth are extracted using two methods – pulling or surgical removal. Pulling teeth is only possible for teeth that are fully emerged from the gum line. We use clasps to shift the tooth back and forth until it breaks free from the supportive bone and soft tissue. When we’re unable to remove the tooth by pulling, we’ll need to surgically extract it. This can involve cutting away soft tissue to expose underlying tooth structure, breaking the tooth into smaller, more manageable pieces, and a number of other surgical steps that allow us to safely and comfortably remove the tooth.
Following the removal of one or more teeth, we will provide you with directions to care for your oral health as the extraction site heals. The following are after care basics to keep in mind following any more advanced dental procedure, including tooth extractions: