Tooth Extraction Reston, VA

Tooth Extraction An Overview

Tooth extractions will be recommended by your dentist only when necessary. At Ridgetop Dental in Northern VA, our associates try to provide more conservative alternatives in an effort to support the natural stability of the teeth and jaw. Disease, advanced tooth decay, overcrowding or trauma could result in the need for a tooth extraction.

Ridgetop Dental provides tooth extractions for patients based on their overall oral health and dental health goals. We offer sedation dentistry options for the comfort of the patient making the tooth extraction process as pain-free as possible.

Replacing Extracted Teeth, Full Service Dental Implants

Dr. Datta is a general dentist with advanced training in implant dentistry. In the event that a patient has a tooth extracted, they may consider replacing their pulled teeth with dental implants. Dental implants provide the most structural support out of all replacement options. Implants can be used to secure a dental crown, bridge or denture for the replacement of any number of missing teeth. In some instances, we can even place your dental implant immediately after the tooth is extracted. Otherwise, you will need a few months to recover from the extraction before the implants can be placed.

All-On-Four Teeth In A Day
All-On-Four dental implant treatment plans use advanced digital planning to allow Dr. Datta to extract permanent teeth and place dental implants all in one visit to our Reston, VA dentist office. At least four implants are strategically placed in healthy bone tissue and are used to anchor a denture in place.

Ridgetop Dental care team monitors and coordinates all phases of the implant treatment plans. Our in-house dental implant services allow for precise and consistent care for lasting and natural results.

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Tooth Extraction What to Expect

The tooth extraction process is a routine dental treatment, and can be completed in a single visit. In most cases, patients will receive a local anesthetic before your procedure. Dental sedation is available, and can be discussed with our Reston dentists before treatment.

The tooth will be released from ligaments holding it in place and gently rocked back and forth. The tooth is gradually pulled from the socket and removed from the jaw. Patients typically feel little to no discomfort during the removal of their tooth.

Your Ridgetop dentist will provide personalized aftercare instruction to help with a comfortable and quick recovery. Most patients recover in just a day or two. A soft diet and salt water rinse are recommended for several days post-treatment.

How Can I Avoid a Tooth Extraction?

Being told that your dentist cannot save your tooth and that it will need to be pulled can be devastating for many people. It is not something we like to do and we exhaust all efforts before it comes to that. There are a few risk factors for tooth loss that you can take control of right now to avoid a tooth extraction. Being committed to a proper oral hygiene routine is the best thing you can do to prevent any issues that will lead to an extraction. This includes brushing and flossing daily. Also, you should visit our Reston, VA dentist office at least every six months where you will receive a teeth cleaning that will remove harmful plaque from hard to reach places on your teeth. This also allows your dentist to discover any dental issues and treat them before they get worse. Doing these simple things will keep your teeth healthy and ultimately avoid needing a tooth pulled.


Why choose Ridgetop Dental?

Dr. Datta and the team of dental professionals at Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA offer a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services under one roof. From disease prevention to implant dentistry, you can expect experienced oral health care delivered in a caring, personalized manner. Our office is designed with the patient experience in mind, from massage dental chairs to sedation dentistry options for anxious patients.

Dr. Datta is a leading Northern Virginia dentist for the treatment of complex dental problems and missing teeth. His advanced training and expertise help patients rebuild damaged smiles with results that are natural looking and lasting.