North River Dental Care

Why a Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

Illustration of a tooth being extracted

There are some instances when a tooth extraction is the best choice for your smile and overall oral health. In these cases, extractions can be a beneficial dental treatment to help preserve your oral health and prevent more serious dental issues.

For example, tooth extractions can help prevent infections from spreading if root canal therapy can't save the affected tooth. If an infected tooth is left in the mouth, the infection can potentially spread to the rest of the body through the bloodstream.

Extractions can also help relieve overcrowding if there isn’t enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth. By extracting teeth due to overcrowding, patients can prevent damaging additional teeth, an increased risk of infection, and tooth misalignment.

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

At North River Dental Care, we only perform tooth extractions when they are absolutely necessary. Patients may need a tooth extracted if they have:

  • A tooth infection too advanced for successful root canal therapy
  • Chronic tooth pain that can’t be solved with other restorative treatments
  • Severely damaged/broken teeth
  • Problematic teeth, especially wisdom teeth, causing overcrowding or that are negatively altering the bite
  • Periodontal disease

Pain-Free Extractions

We understand that tooth extractions may seem scary or intimidating. However, there are many steps we take to ensure your extraction is as painless as possible! We will numb the area with local anesthetic, and can provide relaxing dental sedation to keep you comfortable and at ease.

Gentle Tooth Extractions in Fredericksburg, VA

If you’re in need of a tooth extraction, North River Dental Care is here for you! We provide comprehensive dental care, including gentle extractions, safe sedation dentistry, and other restorative dental treatments. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team!


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