Tooth Extraction Virginia

Tooth Removal Surgery

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are the most important steps to maintain a healthy smile. While oral surgeons strive to help you maintain all your teeth, in some cases, it is necessary that a tooth or teeth may need to be surgically removed to benefit you. Dr. Pashapour will only remove teeth that are negatively impacting your health or smile. Dr. Pashapour offers tooth extraction in Virginia, as well as wisdom teeth removal, for a healthier smile.

Why is tooth extraction necessary?

Tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons. For example, patients with severe dental overcrowding may experience tooth pain and a misaligned smile. Another cause for tooth extraction is tooth decay or a tooth infection. Dr. Pashapour will only suggest tooth extraction as a last resort if there is no other treatment option available. Tooth extraction may also be recommended for patients who are about to receive braces and require additional space in their smile for their teeth to shift.

Is there a way to replace missing teeth after tooth extraction?

Following tooth extraction, dental implant surgery is recommended to replace the missing tooth or teeth because they help to support jawbone density. This is important because when a tooth is removed and not replaced, jawbone loss or resorption may occur. Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth and help to support jawbone density. This is important because when a tooth is removed and not replaced, the jawbone can shrink and weaken, increasing the risk of teeth collapsing inwards. While traditional tooth replacement options exist, such as dentures and dental bridges, they do not provide the support that dental implants provide. Dentures and dental bridges increase the risk of jawbone loss; dental implants provide a stable base for your teeth that support and maintain healthy jawbone density.

 

Do wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

Yes, in the vast majority of cases, wisdom teeth should be removed before they cause complications. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically emerge during the late teenage years or early twenties. Wisdom teeth that are partially or fully stuck under the gumline are referred to as impacted teeth.

When wisdom teeth emerge, they can cause overcrowding in the mouth and result in teeth shifting or becoming misaligned. While many patients believe wisdom teeth can only cause complications when visible, it is important to note that wisdom teeth that have not yet emerged can cause severe complications as well. In addition to overcrowding, wisdom teeth can become infected, cause jaw & nerve pain, damage adjacent teeth, and result in jaw & nerve damage. Gum disease and cysts are all potential complications of unhealthy wisdom teeth.

What should I expect before tooth removal surgery?

Prior to your tooth extraction in Virginia, Dr. Pashapour will perform an oral examination in order to better understand your specific case. During this consultation, Dr. Pashapour will determine how many teeth need to be removed and what the best approach to your procedure is. Additionally, Dr. Pashapour can inform you about tooth replacement options. In some cases, Dr. Pashapour can even remove your unhealthy tooth and replace it with a dental implant on the same day. Dr. Pashapour will also discuss anesthesia options and decide which is right for your procedure.

There are 2 main methods to tooth extraction, which is the simple approach and surgical approach. A simple tooth extraction is when a local anesthetic is used and the tooth is gently removed using a tool that dislodges the tooth. Forceps are then used to carefully remove the dislodged tooth. Surgical tooth extraction is for a more complicated case of an unhealthy tooth where Dr. Pashapour makes an incision within the gumline to remove the tooth. Dr. Pashapour will decide which approach is best for your tooth extraction and review your individual case during your consultation at our Virginia office.

What should I expect after tooth extraction in Virginia?

The length of your recovery will depend on your individual rate of healing and whether or not you underwent a simple tooth extraction or a surgical tooth extraction. Following tooth extraction, you may experience mild swelling or irritation. These symptoms can be managed with pain medication and the application of an icepack.

A small amount of bleeding may be present after tooth removal. Any bleeding will quickly stop within a few hours of your tooth removal procedure. It is important to allow yourself to rest for the day following your tooth removal and to not resume your daily activities until the following day. You may resume brushing your teeth the following day but do not brush the surgical site. A diet of soft foods is recommended for a period of time until you fully recover from your tooth extraction.

How can I get started with tooth extraction?

Dr. Pashapour and his staff at Pashapour Oral + Facial Surgery would be happy to discuss the details of tooth extraction in Virginia with you. To schedule an appointment in Washington, DC or Arlington with oral surgeon Dr. Ali Pashapour, please call our office at 703-566-1990 or request an appointment online.

 

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