Taheri Dental Group of Woodbridge
3114 Golansky Blvd, #101, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Our team of skilled, experienced dentists is able to determine if an extraction is the best solution to your dental issue and to make the procedure as quick and painless as possible.
The final cost of a dental extraction is based on several factors, including the location of the affected tooth, the complexity of the extraction, and the percentage covered by your insurance plan. Our staff will work with you and your insurer to make the procedure as affordable as possible.
A simple extraction is one in which the dentist is able to visualize the tooth and pull it out with forceps. This type of extraction is normally performed by a general dentist. If the tooth is impacted or only partially erupted through the gum, you may be referred to an oral surgeon who can remove the tooth by making a small incision in the gum.
Whenever possible, our dentists will try to save a decayed or damaged tooth using more conservative treatments, such as a root canal or filling. If the tooth is damaged to the point that it cannot be saved, an extraction can help alleviate dental pain and prevent further damage to the teeth and gums. We encourage patients to have the missing tooth replaced as soon as possible to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
If the damage or decay extends no further than the middle of the tooth, a root canal may be able to correct the issue while preserving the tooth. If the decay or damage is causing severe pain or affecting the health of your other teeth, an extraction may be the most appropriate way to alleviate the problem.
While severe decay and tooth infections are more common in adults, they can happen in children. It is also possible for an emerging adult tooth to be blocked by a baby tooth. Our knowledgeable dentists, who are skilled in handling pediatric dental issues, can perform an extraction to correct the problem.
Severe gum disease can cause infection, immense pain, and attack the ligaments that hold the teeth in place, which can lead to tooth loss. At this point, an extraction is usually the best option to prevent damage to the rest of the teeth.
Wisdom teeth are normally extracted when they fail to erupt through the gum completely or when they come in at an angle that impacts the surrounding teeth. Depending on the situation, we may be able to perform the extraction in our office. If the tooth is severely impacted, we may refer you to an oral surgeon.
Overcrowding can cause teeth to become crooked. In order for orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth, one or more teeth may need to be removed to make room for the remaining teeth to move.
We will provide you with detailed instructions that you will need to follow for the first 24 hours following the procedure to ensure proper healing and to minimize pain.
In most cases, patients are completely healed within a week. Molar extractions and surgical extractions may take slightly longer to heal.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, call (703) 584-5028 today to find out if an extraction is the right solution to your dental problem.