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Gentle Dental Extractions
in Lansdowne, VA

Dental extractions are not dental treatments that many patients look forward to. Fortunately, our friendly and compassionate team is here to make your dental extraction procedure as efficient and comfortable as possible. Whether you suspect that you may need one or more teeth extracted or you know for a fact that you need a dental extraction, we can help! Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment with our office.

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Why are dental extractions necessary?

At Your Community Smile, we always want our patients to keep their natural teeth as much as possible. However, there are situations when a tooth has incurred too much damage or decay, and the structure of the tooth can no longer support another filling or dental restoration and must be removed. In other cases, a stubborn baby tooth is blocking an adult tooth from growing in properly, or removing one or more teeth needs to be done as part of the patient’s orthodontic treatment plan. If Dr. Abtahi recommends a dental extraction to you, it’s likely your best treatment option.

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Are dental extractions painful?

Dental extractions are intimidating procedures, but our team is here to make them far less overwhelming. Before a tooth is extracted, the teeth and gums are always completely numbed with a local anesthetic that is injected into the gums near the tooth. Patients can still feel pressure on their teeth, but it is not painful. Our office also provides laughing gas, which can help to calm nerves and make restorative treatments much easier. We will provide you with aftercare instructions for managing pain and discomfort post-extraction.

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What is aftercare like for a dental extraction?

Once you leave our office, you will want to wait to eat until the numbness in your mouth has worn off. Then, start by eating soft foods that require little to no chewing, and chew with the other side of your mouth if you can. Dental extractions are considered oral surgery, so you will want to go straight home and take it easy for a few days. Too much activity can disrupt the healing process, so it’s best to focus on resting and letting the extraction site heal as much as possible. If you have any questions or concerns for our team, we would be happy to assist.

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