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At Advance Dental Care Center, we know that tooth removal can make people nervous. That’s why we want to be clear about our methods and procedures regarding tooth extractions. We are one of the most popular dental clinics in the Arlington, VA, area because we treat each client with care, empathy, and compassion.
Dr. Amir Zamani has over fifteen years of experience practicing general and cosmetic dentistry. He and his team of caring professionals make each dental visit feel more like a social call than a dreadful appointment with their exceptional bedside manner and attention to each patient’s specific needs.
At Advance Dental Care Center, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during any procedure that will give you a brighter, healthier smile.
Why Are Tooth Extractions Important?
We always use every method possible to preserve and protect our patients’ natural teeth. However, there are situations in which a tooth or teeth require removal for the patient’s overall oral health. Some of the most common reasons for tooth extractions are the following:
Tooth Trauma or Disease
When teeth are weak or decayed due to trauma or disease, restorative options like root canals or crowns can save the natural tooth. If the damage is too severe or advanced, tooth extraction is the best option for the patient’s overall oral health. In such cases, we remove the tooth or teeth and replace them with a permanent implant to restore the patient’s mouth to full function.
Wisdom teeth can grow in crooked or become impacted, which prevents them from coming in straight or breaking through the gum line. If your wisdom teeth come in improperly, they can cause severe pain as they damage the gum tissue, push against healthy teeth, or infect your jawbone.
Baby teeth that don’t fall out are usually not aligned correctly, and the adult teeth underneath typically have similar issues. Extracting these teeth is the best way to correct issues like crowding for incoming adult teeth.
Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?
At Advance Dental Care Center, we take every measure to ensure each patient is as comfortable as can be during every procedure. We use the safest and most effective pain medication available for every tooth extraction.
Patients may feel some discomfort after the procedure. Over-the-counter medications and ice packs help most patients with any discomfort. Sticking to soft foods for several days after the extraction will also help reduce pain.
Patients can sometimes experience a painful condition known as dry socket. This condition occurs when the blood clot over the extraction point cannot develop, dislodges, or dissolves. Avoiding smoking, drinking from straws, and using abrasive hygiene tactics will prevent dry socket.
Contact Our Arlington, VA, Office Today
Advance Dental Care Center has a staff of professionals who know that dental procedures can be frightening for patients. We do all we can to ensure everyone who visits us leaves feeling satisfied with their experience. If you have any questions or concerns about tooth extractions, call our office at (703) 415-0505.