Extractions

Dentist Chantilly, VA

Dental extractions, or the removal of a tooth or teeth, may become necessary as a result of progressed periodontal (gum) disease or because of deep dental decay.

After an extraction, patients should consider tooth replacement options, such as a dental implant, a bridge or a removable partial denture. Spaces in between teeth can cause other teeth to shift, which will lead to malocclusion or bite problems.

Techniques regarding pain management have made dental extractions much more comfortable than it has been in the past. Patients often have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent decay in these teeth and prevent crowding.