Extractions in Fairfax

Wisdom Tooth Removal & Tooth Extractions

In Fairfax, Oakton Family Dentistry has you in good hands when it comes to extractions. 

An extraction is necessary when decay or a fracture line has compromised the tooth, making it unrestorable. In such cases, the recommended treatment is to extract the tooth, remove any associated infection, and bone graft the site in preparation for a future implant.

When decay or injury penetrates a tooth down to the internal structure, bacteria can begin to fester. This could be a cause of infection and swelling, leading to a toothache. This pain can quickly go from aching to excruciating. If the problem cannot be solved by a root canal, a tooth extraction can provide much needed relief!

The Outcomes of an Extraction

Stops the Pain

Removing the inflamed or infected nerve from the infected tooth results in improved comfort.

Protects Oral Health

An extraction can help avoid a domino effect of dental problems that come with a decayed or damage tooth when it’s left untreated.

Makes Room

Our extractions in Fairfax can make room when too many teeth have grown in. We can help alleviate crowded or impacted teeth.

Your Go-To Dentist’s Office in Fairfax

About Oakton Family Dentistry

Get ready to experience dental care like never before!

At Oakton Family Dentistry, we are revolutionizing the patient experience to bring better care and service to those we are so delighted to serve. At the core of everything we do as dental care professionals, we always strive to vocalize the importance of preventative treatment, smile maintenance, and oral health education.

Through this awareness, we hope to empower patients and encourage them to take charge of their dental health. The first step towards a better smile awaits your family at our Fairfax, VA, practice!

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What to Expect

Your Care

Before any oral procedure, a highly qualified Oakton dentist will examine the issue and help you determine the best course of action for your tooth extractions in Fairfax.

Extractions are extremely common and begin working immediately to reduce and eliminate the pain of the damaged or decaying tooth. An extraction requires anesthetic—and different sedation options are available if needed to ensure your maximum comfort.

There may be some residual aching afterwards, but this should subside. Otherwise, an extraction should eliminate the pain almost immediately.

Please note, you may require a second visit to remove stitches and ensure proper healing is in progress.

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Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafts replace jawbone loss and are often a necessary step in dental restoration with implants.

Bone Grafting

Sedation & Comfort

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Sedation & Comfort Dentistry

Root Canals

When it’s possible to save your natural tooth, we may recommend a root canal instead of an extraction.

Root Canals

Easy Extractions for a Confident Smile

Learn more about wisdom tooth removal and tooth extractions in Fairfax.

Frequently Asked Questions