Extractions


 

We want to help our patients maintain a healthy, natural smile to prevent the need for extraction. At Ashley Dental Center, we provide excellent resources for the residents of Hyattsville / Adelphi, Maryland, to prevent serious tooth damage from occurring. In some cases, decay has become too extensive and is past the point of a natural tooth restoration such as a filling or a crown. When this occurs, the best choice is to extract the infected tooth to prevent infection or decay from spreading to surrounding teeth and tissues. 

Extractions are our last resort, we do all that we can to try and help you save your natural tooth if possible. The situations where we would suggest a controlled extraction would be: 

  • Wisdom teeth removal 
  • Severely broken teeth 
  • Abscessed tooth 
  • Failed root canal treatment 
  • Very weak natural teeth enamel
  • Baby teeth that need to be removed

Although extractions are usually the last treatment any patient would want, they can be very beneficial and necessary in maintaining the health and strength of the surrounding teeth. 

 

Extraction Process

Of course, only a dental professional with years of experience and training can diagnose a necessary extraction. Once it has been diagnosed, our Doctors’ will work closely with you describing your specific treatment plan and explaining why the tooth needs to be extracted. Depending on the reason for extraction, such as wisdom teeth removal, a patient may be referred to a trusted oral surgeon. 

We want our patients to feel comfortable in our dental chair, regardless of the treatment or procedure that they are experiencing. For a process such as dental extraction, many patients may experience severe nervousness and stress. If you believe you could benefit from sedation dentistry, we offer minor to mild sedation options to help you feel calm throughout your treatment. Our sedation options are completely safe and allow patients comfort and peace. 

Once your tooth has been removed, we will provide detailed instructions on how to best care for your wound and how to stay out of pain as much as possible. 

 

Restoration Options 

Once your tooth has been extracted, you do not have to worry about having a tooth missing for the rest of your life. Ashley Dental Center offers the best dental technology and services necessary to fabricate beautiful dental restorations to restore your beautiful smile. 

Possible restorations for missing teeth include dental implants, dental bridges, overdentures, and dentures. Depending on the number of teeth missing and what  suggests, will determine the type of restoration that would work best for your specific situation. 

Please call or stop by our Hyattsville/Adelphi Maryland, office to learn more about extractions or about the types of restorations you could benefit from if you already have missing teeth.