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Extractions in Stone Ridge

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Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

Modern dentistry is never painful, even tooth extractions. The right dentist will always do everything they can to save your natural teeth. Occasionally, it may be better or necessary to remove one. With sedation options, local anesthesia and a gentle hand, a tooth extraction can be a simple procedure that gets you back to exceptional oral health. Schedule a consultation at Aldie Dental Care today. We proudly serve Stone Ridge, Aldie, and South Riding.

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The Process of a Tooth Extraction

To begin, your dentist will clean and disinfect the treatment site in preparation for the extraction procedure.

Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the extraction site and the nerves that surround it, ensuring that you feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure.

We may recommend, or you may request, sedation for your tooth extraction. Sedation is helpful for anxious patients and can make you more comfortable during longer extraction procedures.

Your dentist will gently loosen the tooth in the socket using special dental tools. When it has been loosened sufficiently, they will pull it out with a pair of dental forceps.

When the tooth has been removed, your dentist will clean and disinfect the area again, and suture the extraction site to ensure it heals properly.

You’ll be sent home to heal and recover, and your dentist will provide you with a comprehensive set of instructions that will ensure your mouth heals as quickly as possible.

Types of Tooth Extractions

Whether you're in pain from your Wisdom Teeth or you've been suffering too long from a tooth that is past saving, Aldie Dental Care can help provide relief!

Basic extractions are typically used for teeth that have been damaged by oral injuries, gum disease, or tooth decay. We will always try to save your tooth first, but sometimes extraction may be necessary.

For example, if a tooth is severely infected, it may not be possible to save it with a root canal. Instead, your dentist may recommend an extraction. Restorative treatment, like a dental implant, a dental bridge, or a partial denture, can be used to replace your missing tooth.

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, and are a natural part of our mouths. However, they grow in much later than the rest of our teeth, usually between the ages of 17-25. Because of this, many people do not have enough space in their mouths for wisdom teeth, particularly if they have had orthodontic work.

That means that the wisdom teeth can cause issues with your other teeth when they begin to erupt. They may cause your other teeth to shift and become misaligned, or they may become impacted and get infected. Wisdom teeth tend to cause discomfort, which is why most people choose to have them extracted when they begin to emerge.

Impacted wisdom teeth are one of the most common complications related to wisdom tooth eruption. When your wisdom tooth is “impacted,” this means that it has not fully erupted from your gums.

Impacted wisdom teeth can also affect the position and health of the adjacent teeth, particularly if they’re growing in crooked. In addition, these partially erupted teeth can catch food debris and bacteria, leading to a higher risk of a tooth abscess or infection.

Because they have not fully erupted, most impacted wisdom teeth must be removed surgically. In a surgical extraction, your dentist will numb and clean the extraction site, then make a very small incision in the gum tissue near the impacted tooth. The impacted tooth is removed through the incision in the gum tissue. Once the entire tooth structure has been completely extracted, your dentist will clean and sanitize the area and suture it shut.


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