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Tooth Extraction Services in Leesburg, VA

Should you or a loved one ever need one or more teeth extracted, our team at Leesburg Family Dental would be happy to help. We can extract any teeth that need to be removed, including wisdom teeth, and if you need to replace a tooth after it is extracted, we can discuss your tooth replacement options with you as well. To schedule an appointment with our team, please give us a call or send us a message and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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What signs indicate that I may need a dental extraction?

The only way to know for sure if you need a dental extraction is by visiting our office and consulting with our team. If you are experiencing a sudden toothache or you know a tooth has been damaged, we can assess the situation and create a treatment plan from there. Some symptoms that may indicate that you need a tooth extraction include:

  • Severe Tooth Pain
  • Swollen Gum Area
  • Jaw Pain or Stiffness
  • Pain When You Bite Down
  • Overcrowded Teeth

How painful is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is invasive, and one of the more feared procedures within dentistry. Our team at Leesburg Family Dental knows this, and we do our best to make our dental extractions as comfortable and painless as possible. We administer a local anesthetic before the extraction process begins so that the teeth and gums are completely numb. You may feel some pressure during treatment, but no pain. Our team also offers dental sedation, so if you’re very nervous about your procedure, please don’t hesitate to request additional sedation services.

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

It is typically recommended that patients try to take at least two or three days off from their normal routines, especially if they have very active lifestyles. The reason you want to rest and recover after a dental extraction is because a blood clot forms in the socket after a tooth is removed, and getting your blood pumping after a tooth removal can cause this clot to come loose, which is painful and lengthens the healing process. We recommend stocking up on some good books, movies, and soft foods before your tooth extraction procedure.