Wisdom teeth are typically removed to both avoid and resolve dental concerns related to overcrowding and impacted teeth. Emerging in the late teens and early twenties for most patients, the wisdom teeth are the third molars and located at the back of the mouth. Although some patients may not have any or all of their wisdom teeth and some can accommodate them within their jaw, most will experience discomfort as they try to erupt without enough space. Left in place, the position of your teeth and the fit of the bite can become compromised over time.
Your dentist in Reston at Ridgetop Dental can remove wisdom teeth for patients of all ages and offers the convenience of dental sedation options to ensure your comfort during the procedure. We are equipped to evaluate the condition and position of your wisdom teeth for more accurate treatment planning and a successful outcome.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
The wisdom teeth removal process will be completed in our office using the previously chosen sedation method, Once you are completely relaxed and comfortable, we will prepare the area and the teeth will be extracted in the same way a simple extraction is performed unless they are impacted in the bone. In this case, a small window of bone is removed to access and remove the tooth without causing it to break or crumble for the best result.
Why are teeth extracted?
Tooth extractions will be recommended by your dentist only when necessary. At Ridgetop Dental in Reston 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 in Reston 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.
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.