Gentle and Affordable Tooth Extraction in Northern Virginia
While our dentists are often able to save damaged or decayed teeth using fillings, root canals, and other techniques, an extraction may be the best option in cases where the damage is severe or threatens the integrity of the surrounding teeth. Our skilled dentists perform quick, affordable dental extractions using advanced techniques to minimize discomfort.
Does a Tooth Extraction Cost a Lot of Money?
The cost of a dental extraction can vary based on factors ranging from the complexity of the issue and the location of the tooth to the percentage of the cost covered by your insurance. We will provide you with an outline of the cost as well as your payment options following your initial examination.
When Is Surgical Tooth Removal Required?
A surgical extraction is typically required when the tooth is still completely or partially embedded in the gum. If our dentist is unable to pull the tooth using traditional forceps, we will refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction.
Are There Options to Getting a Tooth Pulled?
Our goal is to save natural teeth whenever possible to preserve the integrity and structure of the jaw and remaining teeth. When the damage, disease, or decay is so severe that it causes severe pain or cannot be corrected using more conservative means, an extraction may be the best option. If you have a tooth extracted, we generally recommend getting fitted for a replacement as soon as possible to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Can I Have a Severely Damaged or Decayed Tooth Pulled at Your Office?
Our dentists will assess the condition of your tooth to determine if a root canal or another procedure is feasible. If not, an extraction may be the best option to alleviate your pain and restore your smile. Depending on the type of extraction required, we may perform the procedure in our office or refer you to an oral surgeon.
Do You Perform Teeth Extractions on Children?
The most common reasons for tooth extractions in children are decay, infections, alleviating overcrowding, or removing a baby tooth that is blocking a permanent tooth. Our dentists have the skill and experience needed to handle the special needs of pediatric patients.
Will I Need a Tooth Extraction if I Have Periodontal Disease?
An extraction may be necessary if the periodontal disease has caused the tooth to become loose or if you are experiencing pain from infection.
Do You Offer Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Northern Virginia?
Wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars that typically emerge during early adulthood, may have to be extracted if the jaw is not large enough to accommodate the teeth or if the teeth come in at an angle or do not erupt through the gum properly. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, we may have to refer you to an oral surgeon.
Is Tooth Extraction Necessary When Getting Braces?
It is common to have one or more teeth removed in preparation for braces to make room for the teeth to move into proper alignment.
Are There Special Instructions That I Need to Follow After a Tooth Extraction?
Your dentist will provide you with instructions that you will need to follow for the first 24 hours following your procedure to ensure proper healing and to minimize discomfort.
Does Tooth Extraction Healing Take a Long Time?
Simple extractions usually heal within a week. Molar and surgical extractions may take longer to heal.
Call in Manassas at (703) 574-0971 or Woodbridge at (703) 584-5028 to schedule a consultation today with one of our caring and compassionate dentists and find out if having a tooth pulled is the right option for you.