Gentle Tooth Extractions VA

Dental extraction refers to the procedure of removing teeth. The tooth is removed from its surrounding socket, which is the bone. There are many reasons to remove teeth, such as severe decay, infection, or gum disease. If you have a fractured tooth or impacted wisdom teeth, you might need to get them removed.

 For a dental extraction procedure, we will refer you to another dental specialist, and it will be as comfortable as possible

At Advanced Dentistry of Richmond, we want to make procedures as stress-free and painless as possible. Because we know as restorative specialists ourselves that dental specialists are more qualified and experienced in their respective field – we refer you to an oral surgeon or periodontist to get teeth removed. They make the procedure as comfortable as possible and apply a local anesthetic before the procedure. Laughing gas or IV Sedation will be offered for these procedures as well.

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Dental Elevator

How will an extraction procedure be performed: Once you are numb, the attached gum tissue will be gently elevated. A dental instrument -called an elevator– – wiggles the tooth in its socket. After it is loosened, it is removed using dental forceps.
Oral surgeons and periodontists are expert at tooth removal and have performed many painless dental extractions. During these procedures they are trying to keep the tooth whole, and afterward clean the socket completely, reducing the possibility of complications.

There may be extraction complications

Like most other surgical procedures, extractions are not free of possible complications. There is a slight chance of infection, tenderness, or prolonged bleeding. Also, a dry socket and the loosening of neighboring teeth or fillings or crowns are possible.

Other very rare occurrences include:

  • The displacement of an upper tooth into the sinus
  • Jaw fracture
  • Temporary or permanent numbness

We underscore the importance of utilizing specialists where applicable to minimize this risk.

After the loss of a toothDentalSurgicalExtraction

After the loss of a tooth, it is important to replace it.
Once a tooth is removed, the space created will allow the surrounding teeth to shift. This shift could cause a misalignment in your mouth. Following this can result in chewing or jaw-joint problems. The shifted teeth can be harder to clean. It makes them more susceptible to gum disease, decay or even tooth loss. For these reasons, it’s important to replace the tooth with a dental restoration. A bridge, removable partial denture or an implant are possible choices. Dr. Ursula Klostermyer will counsel you on your best option.

We are located in the Richmond, VA area off of 64 West, exit Glen side Drive South, West on Forest Ave, to Bayberry Court, 7204 Glen Forest Drive, second floor, Suite 203 in Richmond, VA 23226.

You can call us at (804) 282-7260.
Updated April 2024

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