Reasons Extraction is Needed
You and Dr. Bae may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Bae will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
The Tooth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
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Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.
Loudoun Center for Oral Surgery
Patient Review By Sharon M
I would recommend Dr. Bae to anyone that has a fear of even complex dental procedures. His credentials are notable and he portrays confidence which confirmed in my mind that I was in good hands. His demeanor is friendly yet professional. The office was spic and span clean. Dr. Bae is more than competent at what he does. The timeliness and efficiency of which my dental procedure was handled curtailed my dentophobia which can be intense. I very much appreciate that Dr. Bae took the time to personally call me back when my scheduled oral surgeon fell ill and I needed an extraction for a tooth that cracked the whole way around. It is worthy of noting that he took care of me even though he had other procedures scheduled all during a time of a pandemic situation. These selfless people that open their offices to help others while possibly endangering themselves are worthy of much admiration and prayer. Many, many thanks and I hope to send you referrals in the future.
- Sharon M
Patient Review By JIMMY A
Dr Jason Bae is the best Dental oral surgeon ever. I have had a few surgeries for my teeth but the experience I had with Dr. Bae was one that I will remember for a long time in a positive way. The tooth extractions was very complicated and difficulty, however Dr. Bae performed the surgery extremely careful and with care not to damage the nerves where the root had grown with a lot of depth. It took a long time and yet Dr. Bae was very patient and careful. I was very honored and surprised when Dr Bae called me at night to check on my status and advise me what I needed to do if I was experiencing pain. I have to admit that it was the first time in my life that a doctor has called me after treatment to inquire about my status. I highly recommend Dr Bae
- JIMMY A
Patient Review By Lohania D
The pain that i was in when i came into his office felt like a near death experience..when i left his office, i felt like i was in heaven. I followed the docs instructions and there hasnt been any problem since then..Thank God for doctors and dentist..
- Lohania D
Patient Review By Michael P
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