Teeth & Dental
Yasmine, Ashburn, VA
Yasmine’s son was experiencing overcrowding of his teeth, prompting a consultation for orthodontics. “One of the teeth needed to be extracted before they could even start the treatment,” Yasmine says. “I trusted Dr. Kamboh to do the job.”
Although Yasmine had some anxiety about the procedure, her son wasn’t worried. “Dr. Kamboh is a good guy, I knew everything would be fine,” he says. “I felt comfortable with him doing the procedure.” After the extraction, Yasmine said her son experienced no pain and was back to normal in no time.
“Dr. Kamboh gave us a step-by-step overview of the procedure and answered all our questions. It felt great to have someone we could trust to remove my son’s tooth,” she says. “We had the best possible experience here!”
Sometimes teeth are extracted to make room in the case of crowded teeth.
The extraction of a tooth is a simple procedure if the tooth is in the front of the mouth.
Common FAQs on Teeth Extractions
There are many possible reasons that you may get a tooth extraction. Some of them are: overcrowding; impactation, when the tooth is unable to grow out of the gums; periodontal infection; if your tooth has been severely physically damaged.
When a tooth is visible above the gum line, a dentist can simply remove the tooth with forceps in a simple tooth extraction. However, when a dentist has to make a surgical incision in the gums, it’s considered a surgical tooth extraction, or oral surgery.
Getting a tooth extracted can hurt. However, your dentist will typically give you local anesthesia during the procedure to eliminate the pain. Also, following the procedure, dentists usually recommend over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication to help you manage the pain.