Tooth Extraction in Fairfax, VA

Fairfax VA, Family and Children’s Dentist, Dr. Hang Le will determine during your consultation and dental exam if a patient needs a tooth extraction.  An extraction is usually the last resort treatment for a permanent tooth. At My Fairfax Dental we would only recommend an extraction when the tooth decay has progressed so much that the tooth is no longer savable.


Usually teeth may need to be extracted due to their being poorly positioned in the mouth (impacted) or to prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatment.

Teeth extraction
Extractions can either be Simple or Surgical. Most extractions are simple extractions which are performed with localized anesthetics, so are generally far less painful than they look or sound.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems with other adjoining teeth shifting, bone loss, impaired chewing ability and problems with your jaw which can have a major impact on your dental health. This is why Dr. Hang Le recommends that patients replace that missing tooth if they have to have it extracted.
Reasons to get tooth extraction

The priority of our dentist, Dr. Le is always to save your natural teeth, but a teeth extractions might be necessary because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If left untreated, a patient could end up with more serious complications.

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Replace that missing tooth

Did you know that missing tooth can cause other problems?

If lost teeth are not replaced, the remaining teeth can drift into the empty spaces, or bone loss may occur causing more problems. Dr. Le offers multiple options to replace that missing tooth.

After Teeth Extracted
Teeth extractions is a common procedure that is generally performed using local anesthesia.  Immediately after your teeth extraction, there will be bleeding which is normal. What is important is to get a blood clot to form on the wound to stop the bleeding by applying pressure on a gauze on the area until that happens.


There may be some swelling and sensitivity for a few days which is managed by simply take OTC pain killers as needed. Applying an ice pack can also help reduce any swelling.


Avoid brushing, poking or chewing with the area to allow it to heal and contact the office immediately if the swelling or pain is not reducing within 72hrs.


It is also important to replace the missing tooth quickly with a dental implant, a fixed bridge or other options to avoid all the complications that come with the gap of a missing tooth.

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