Tooth Extractions in Fairfax, VA

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What Are Tooth Extractions?

While our dental team makes every effort to rescue and preserve your natural teeth, there are instances in which a tooth or teeth may have to be taken out. A simple extraction removes a tooth that's visible over the gumline. This is normally done for a tooth that's decayed or damaged beyond repair. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth that hasn't erupted above the gums. Surgical extractions are most commonly performed to take out wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that don't have enough space to fit into your mouth. Regardless of the reason for needing a tooth extraction at Contemporary Dentistry, our staff will give you the best treatment. Our dental practice provides multiple sedation techniques, such as nitrous oxide and oral-conscious sedation, and that means you can stay comfortable throughout your treatment. Contact our staff in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA for more information or to schedule an exam that will boost your smile.

What to Expect with Tooth Extractions

Extractions are performed in our office using local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being worked on. Other types of sedation may be used based on the degree of the extraction and to help you stay relaxed if you have any dental anxieties. For a simple extraction, your dentist will loosen the tooth with a special device called an elevator prior to removal. A surgical extraction involves making incisions into your gums to reach the tooth. If necessary, the tooth could be broken up into smaller pieces so it can be taken out. Once the tooth is removed, we will stitch the incision in the gums. Our dental providers may prescribe antibiotics to be taken before and following the operation in case you have a current infection, if your immune system is compromised, if the process is prolonged, or if you have some other special health conditions.

I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.

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Dr. Diego Morales is hands down the beat dentist in the area. Super gentle, and made my experience stress free. Thank you Dr. Morales for keeping my teeth healthy!

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Simple and Surgical Extraction

When you have a tooth that's damaged or if your mouth doesn't have space for a tooth, a tooth extraction from our expert team at Contemporary Dentistry can assist in improving your smile and oral health. Schedule a consultation at our practice in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA to learn more about surgical and simple tooth extractions. If you have dental worries or fears, ask about sedation methods to help keep you calm and relaxed during your procedure.

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