Pulling teeth is sometimes used as a metaphor for a difficult, painful, or frustrating process, but this expression dates back to a time when dentistry was crude and unscientific. These days, however, our dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban has the technology and training to offer tooth extractions in Northern Virginia that are quick, easy, and minimize your discomfort.
Tooth Extraction Quickly Removes Damaged Teeth
Most of the time, Dr. Marzban is able to save a severely decayed or cracked tooth with top-quality dental restorations that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers. However, when a tooth is excessively decayed, broken, cracked, or has been damaged by injury, tooth extraction is sometimes necessary. Dr. Marzban may also recommend tooth extraction in the case of:
- Misaligned or non-functioning wisdom teeth
- Full denture candidates with damaged remaining teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth or overcrowded teeth
Before scheduling a tooth extraction, Dr. Marzban and her knowledgeable, friendly team will listen compassionately to your needs and concerns and will conduct a thorough exam using the latest in dental technology. If necessary, we may refer you to a qualified Northern Virginia oral surgeon for the actual extraction of the tooth.
Tooth Extraction with a Dentist You Trust
The prospect of having a tooth extracted can be daunting, even scary. Our compassionate and caring team and Dr. Marzban will listen to your concerns and help you feel more comfortable and relaxed before your procedure. We will answer all your questions about the tooth extraction process and how to care for the treated area after the procedure. Dr. Marzban will do her best to help you feel at ease and will provide thorough dental care before and after your tooth extraction.
After your tooth extraction, Dr. Marzban will craft a functional, attractive replacement for the missing tooth. We offer several tooth replacement options, including dental implants and dental bridges to restore your full and healthy smile. As a cosmetic dentist who has graduated from the elite Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Marzban has both the training and the aesthetic eye to ensure that your dental implant or dental bridge blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth in both form and function.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
For many patients, as wisdom teeth are beginning form, they become impacted. When this happens, you may experience serious health complications. That’s why our dental team often recommends early extraction to keep your mouth healthy and happy.
To find out more about your wisdom tooth extraction options in Fairfax, call our dental office at 703-349-4277 to schedule an appointment today.
Oral Health Issues and Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Most people develop wisdom teeth between the ages 15 of and 25, but having them removed before they are fully formed is often recommended. Fully formed wisdom teeth can cause an array of health problems.
When wisdom teeth become impacted, you may develop oral health issues including:
- Jaw bone weakening or destruction, which can lead to fractures
- Constant pressure on the otherwise healthy adjacent molars, which can lead to tooth loss
- Tooth decay if an impacted wisdom tooth partially erupts
- Gum disease
- Cysts and tumors that form around impacted wisdom teeth
To prevent these problems from developing, it’s important to have impacted wisdom teeth extracted as early as possible.
Benefits of Early Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Waiting too long to extract impacted wisdom teeth can make extraction more complicated for your dentist and more painful for you. Removing impacted wisdom teeth as soon as possible will prevent you from experiencing additional oral health issues.
For many of us, our jaws will be approaching full growth by the age of 16. If your wisdom teeth are showing signs of impaction around this time, extracting them early has several benefits regarding:
- Root formation – Roots are seldom fully formed in teenagers making extraction easier and less traumatic
- Bone pliability – Typically at this age the bone surrounding an impacted tooth is more pliable making
- Healing – Teenagers tend to heal more rapidly and easily
- Orthodontic treatment – If teeth straightening is a priority, wisdom teeth will need to be removed before braces can be put in place
Ultimately, removing an impacted wisdom tooth sooner rather than later at any age will prevent you from experiencing more serious dental problems in the future.