Tooth Extractions - Alexandria, VA
At Cameron Station Dental Care, our dental team is committed to protecting the health of your teeth using preventive measures such as regular cleaning and restorative treatments such as fillings and crowns, but in some cases, tooth extraction is the only way to protect your other teeth from getting damaged. Our expert tooth extraction dentist in Alexandria knows exactly how to efficiently extract your teeth and keep your beautiful smile intact! With advanced training in tooth exodontia, we have become one of the premier providers of wisdom teeth removal in Alexandria and surrounding communities.
DO I NEED AN EXTRACTION?
While our dental team leaves no nook and corner and generally try everything to save your natural teeth, they are left with no other option than extraction when the tooth is in very bad condition or shape. A problematic tooth can put your health at risk and, therefore, it becomes crucial to take a decision that protects from other health complications that may arise out of neglection. Some of the common cases where you need tooth extraction are:
- Irrevocable trauma
- Deep decay
- Failed root canal therapy
- Split teeth
- Troubling wisdom teeth
Our tooth extraction dentist in Alexandria will not only provide an expert treatment to remove your bad tooth, but will also give you advice on post-treatment. We will also suggest you different tooth replacement options that meet budget and lifestyle.
Alexandria WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Wisdom teeth refer to our third molars that erupt after the rest of your adult teeth. They usually appear when people reach the age of about 17 to 25 years.
Because they appear late, there is often not enough space for them to grow properly. This leads to several complications such as:
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Gum Tissues Infection
- The wisdom teeth stuck in the gum tissues and bone
- Cyst Formation
- Damaged jawbone
- Periodontal disease
- Disruption to the teeth alignment
Not all wisdom teeth require extractions, but when these complications arise, our dentist recommends removing them to ease your discomfort.
Alexandria TOOTH EXTRACTION PROCEDURE
We start our tooth extraction procedure by making sure that our patient is comfortable. We administer the appropriate level of anesthetic to suit your health and make the process as painless for you as possible. At Cameron Station Dental Care, our patients and their comfort are our top most priority and, therefore, our experienced Alexandria tooth extraction dentist makes sure that your concerns are heard throughout the procedure.
We will gently extract your tooth, clean, and seal the site with stitches, if required. After the procedure is over, we give you instructions on how to take care of your extraction site. Your dentist will also schedule a follow-up appointment with you to examine your healing progress.
Tooth extraction can be traumatic for some people, but we make sure that you always have the necessary information you need to make a right decision regarding your oral health.
AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
After wisdom teeth extractions in Alexandria or having a tooth removed, healing is generally quick. You may be advised to gently bite down on a small pad of gauze to reduce bleeding immediately after treatment. Once home, do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours and refrain from smoking, rigorous activity, spitting forcefully or drinking through a straw. Instead, slowly introduce soft foods and rinse gently with warm salt water after meals and before bed. To reduce swelling, apply a cold press to the outside of the cheek and sleep on multiple pillows that are propped up.
CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
If tooth pain is affecting your quality of life, scheduling a consultation with our Alexandria dental team can help you determine your most appropriate form of treatment. To learn more about our tooth extraction services in Alexandria, contact our practice today and schedule your appointment.