Extraction

Hyattsville Dental Care

General Dentist located in Hyattsville, MD

If you have teeth that are too crowded or severely damaged or decayed, visit Hyattsville Dental Care in Hyattsville, Maryland. George Harding, DDS, and his expert team offer tooth extraction when needed to maximize your oral health and wellness. They can also replace missing teeth to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or schedule an appointment online today.

Extraction Q & A

What is tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which your provider numbs the treatment area and removes baby or permanent teeth. 

Your dentist might recommend extraction if you have wisdom teeth coming in but no room for them, your teeth are too crowded, or you have teeth that are severely damaged or decayed and can’t be restored.

What are the benefits of tooth extraction?

Some of the many benefits you can reap with tooth extraction at Hyattsville Dental Care include:

  • Less tooth crowding
  • Easier teeth cleaning
  • Reduced pain
  • Less tooth decay
  • Low risk of complications 

The team at Hyattsville Dental Care only recommends tooth extraction as a last resort. If they can save a damaged or decaying tooth, they do.

Is tooth extraction right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for tooth extraction at Hyattsville Dental Care, your provider discusses your symptoms and oral health history. 

They examine your teeth and gums, take dental X-rays, and discuss your desired outcome before personalizing a dental treatment that’s best for you.

What happens during tooth extraction?

Right before tooth extraction, your dentist numbs the treatment area and gives you medicine to help you relax or fall asleep. They make a tiny incision in your gums and remove targeted teeth. 

Afterward, they place gauze over the empty spaces to reduce bleeding or stitch the incisions closed. Your dentist then takes you to a recovery area.

What should I expect after tooth extraction?

After tooth extraction, have a friend or family member drive you home. The treatment area might be a little sore or tender during the healing process. 

Follow all of your post-care instructions. Ice the area or take over-the-counter pain medicines if needed. Eat a soft-food diet initially and avoid brushing your teeth vigorously or drinking through a straw until your dentist says it's OK.

After a period of healing, they can replace extracted teeth with dental implants and crowns, bridges, or dentures if needed to give you the beautiful smile you desire.

To learn more about tooth extraction and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or book an appointment online today.