Tooth Extractions in Silver Spring MD
Dr. David Rever performs most tooth extractions in his comfortable Silver Spring dentist office. With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, our dentist in Silver Spring, MD, provides quality dental care in Silver Spring, MD. Tooth extractions are a common restorative dental procedure.
Although, this does not mean every situation involving tooth pain will require an extraction. Some tooth pain is temporary and caused by minor factors. With routine oral care and bi-yearly dental checkups, tooth extractions may be avoided altogether. Tooth extractions are a general dentistry service Dr. Rever provides in his Silver Spring dental office.
Common reasons patients may seek an extraction include:
How to Determine if You Need a Tooth Extraction
Whatever the case, Dr. Rever will ensure you are comfortable, well-informed, and satisfied throughout and after your dental visit. If you have been experiencing severe tooth pain, visit your local dentist immediately.
Dr. Rever recommends a tooth extraction ONLY if the tooth can not be saved. We try our best to restore your existing teeth so you can enjoy your most natural smile for as long as possible.
Never decide on your treatment without consulting a healthcare professional. In most cases, Dr. Rever can save your tooth! We also provide patients of all ages with wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth should be removed in your teens, but many forgo this procedure until they experience discomfort or pain.
The Tooth Extraction Process
Dr. Rever will assess the condition of your teeth and develop a plan to extract the damaged tooth. Next, general anesthesia will be administered. For patients who suffer from a fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety, we offer conscious sedation dentistry.
Those who may suffer from dental anxiety have nothing to fear. Your teeth and the surrounding area will be numbed to relieve any discomfort. Once fully numb, Dr. Rever and his staff will begin the process.
First, the tooth will be removed, and the socket will be covered with sterile gauze. If needed, a few stitches will be placed into the socket. There may be a small amount of discomfort in the days after the surgery. Dr. Rever will give you pain relief advice and may prescribe medication to relieve any discomfort.
Patients may need a tooth extraction for several reasons. However, a tooth extraction by a skilled dentist has great results and little to no pain. We offer patients various sedatives to ensure they are relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Rever will explain your replacement options if needed. Patients may elect to replace the lost tooth if it’s a front tooth or if it will dramatically change their bite. It is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to avoid any further infection or problems associated with removing a tooth. We offer a variety of replacement tooth options, including dental implants.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Is it better to get a damaged tooth repaired or extracted?
As a restorative dentist, Dr. Rever does his best to keep as much of your natural tooth as possible. Nothing is healthier for your smile than having as many natural teeth as possible. We only recommend extractions in the case of wisdom teeth and severe situations.
Will a tooth extraction relieve my tooth pain?
Tooth extraction can alleviate tooth pain, but only if it’s the direct cause of your pain. In certain situations, we can alleviate tooth pain by addressing the issue’s root instead of completely removing a tooth.
How long does it take to remove a tooth?
The process is quick and takes a single visit to the dentist. We will first numb your mouth so that you do not feel pain. Then we will surgically remove the affected tooth. You will be given post-surgery instructions to help prevent infections and dry socket.
Schedule a Tooth Extraction Today
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rever in Silver Spring, MD today. Dr. Rever is an experienced restorative dentist dedicated to saving your smile from bad oral health. Call us at (301) 637-0960, or request a consultation online today.