Tooth extractions are a common and essential dental procedure provided at DC Family Dental. This treatment involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone and is necessary for various reasons, including severe decay, infection or overcrowding. Extractions can help maintain overall oral health and prevent further complications.

Benefits of Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions offer several important benefits:

  • Prevention of Infection Spread: Removing a severely decayed or infected tooth can prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums.
  • Alleviation of Pain: Extracting a problematic tooth can provide significant relief from pain and discomfort.
  • Correction of Overcrowding: Removing teeth can create space and align remaining teeth properly, especially in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
  • Protection of Adjacent Teeth: By eliminating damaged or decayed teeth, extractions help protect the health of adjacent teeth.

Types of Tooth Extractions
We perform different types of tooth extractions based on your specific needs:

  • Simple Extractions: Performed on visible teeth that can be easily accessed and removed with minimal discomfort.
  • Surgical Extractions: Necessary for teeth that are broken, impacted or not fully erupted, requiring a more complex procedure.
  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Commonly extracted to prevent impaction, infection and overcrowding in the jaw.

The Extraction Process

  1. Consultation and Examination: Dr. Mayur Patel will assess the tooth and surrounding area to determine the best approach for extraction.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure the procedure is pain-free.
  3. Extraction: The tooth is carefully removed, and the area is cleaned and sutured if necessary.
  4. Aftercare: Our dentist will provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Contact Us
For professional tooth extractions in District of Columbia, Washington, reach out to us at 202-331-0655. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your dental needs and ensure a healthy smile.