North River Dental Care

Gentle Dental Extractions in Fredericksburg, VA

Dental extractions are rarely a favorite dental treatment among patients. However, they can be necessary for restoring oral health and maintaining a healthy smile. Whether you know you need one or more teeth removed or you suspect you may need a dental extraction or another restorative service, our team is here to help! Contact our office today.

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When does a tooth need to be removed?dental procedure

At North River Dental Care, we always want our patients to keep their natural teeth whenever possible, so if a dental extraction is recommended to you, it’s likely your best option. If a tooth has incurred an excessive amount of decay or dental trauma and cannot be restored using a filling or a crown, removing it and replacing it could be the ideal choice for your smile. In other cases, a tooth may be crowding the other teeth and causing damage, and removing it to allow for more room on the jawbone may be a good choice.

How long does it take to recover from a dental extraction?

Patients often only need one to three days off from their normal routines to recover from dental extractions. However, it’s likely that you will need to continue eating soft foods and chewing with the other side of your mouth for an additional couple of days. During your recovery, we recommend that you avoid doing anything too strenuous, as this can cause a complication called a dry socket. Keeping your head elevated and resting as much as possible is ideal for recovering from a dental extraction.

What options are there to replace a tooth that's been removed?

Dental bridges and dental implants are common choices for replacing teeth. Dental bridges look like three or more dental crowns that are attached together, and they are a minimally-invasive tooth-replacement option that can work well for patients who are not candidates for dental implants. Dental implants are implanted into the jawbone, and they are known for looking and feeling very similar to natural teeth and maintaining the patient’s healthy jawbone and natural face shape. Our team will be happy to go over your options with you to determine the right option for your smile.

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