It’s our job to do everything we can to maintain the health and structure of your teeth for as long as possible. That is why tooth extraction at Blue Bird Dentistry is not something we take lightly; we will only recommend it when we’ve exhausted all other treatment options, and removing the tooth is the only way to protect your general oral health.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Modern dentistry provides many ways to help keep your smile healthy, but things can happen with your oral health that might make extraction necessary. The most common reasons for extraction are severe damage to a tooth’s structure due to severe decay, infection, or advanced gum disease.
However, not all extractions are the result of poor oral health. We may also recommend removing one or more teeth in the following cases
Prepare for orthodontic treatment by making space for incoming teeth
Achieve optimal results as part of an overall smile restoration
Relieve crowding caused by wisdom teeth that threaten gum health and surrounding teeth
Protect your oral health when a tooth breaks off below the gum line
We’re Here to Support You
We understand the impact that losing a tooth can have; you will lose a part of yourself that you thought you would have for the rest of your life. You also face the inconvenience of living with a missing tooth and the impact it has on your self-esteem.
For this reason, we will not only help you face and resolve these issues; we will support you with compassion and genuine concern for your needs. We can’t always plan ahead for an extraction, but whenever possible we will help you choose an appropriate tooth replacement, so you know exactly what to expect after your procedure.
During your procedure, Dr. Mohamed Elnahass and our team will do whatever we can to help you relax. We are experts at what we do and will handle every step of the process efficiently, so you can be confident your care is in the best possible hands. Many patients who have an extraction benefit from calming nitrous oxide sedation that allows them to drift off and relax for the duration of the procedure.
Please Call Us for Expert Advice
Dr. Elnhahass is a Fredericksburg dentist who puts your needs first and will only recommend extraction as a last resort after all other options are exhausted. If you are concerned that you may need a tooth removed or have questions for us, please call Blue Bird Dentistry at (540) 373-1641 to arrange a consultation. If you are in pain, we will make arrangements to see you the same day if possible.
MEET OUR DOCTOR:
Dr. Mohamed Elnahass
Dr. Elnahass was born in Boston and attended New York University (NYU) where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He practiced for several years in New Hampshire before moving to Virginia to be closer to his family.
“I am a dentist because I want to be an artist and scientist at the same time. I love my job because I meet a lot of patients with different needs and I get to help them change their lives by improving their smile.”
When he’s not busy helping patients, Dr. Elnahass enjoys spending time with his wife, newborn daughter, and Maltipoo Charlie. He is also a car enthusiast and enjoys DIY projects and photography.
Having a tooth pulled causes stress and anxiety for most people, so it’s understandable that you want a solution that will help you relax. At Blue Bird Dentistry, we are pleased to offer our patients the benefits of calming laughing gas sedation for stress-inducing procedures like tooth extraction.
How We Help Alleviate Dental Anxiety
For many people, laughing gas is a very effective method of sedation. All you have to do is sit back, breathe, and you will feel the calming effects immediately. Laughing gas does not “knock you out.” It merely makes you feel drowsy and calm so that the sights and sounds around you fade away.
You will be alert enough to let us know if you’re uncomfortable, but you will not go to sleep. When we finish your procedure, we stop the flow of laughing gas and let you breathe pure oxygen for a few moments. You will leave our office feeling alert and awake with no side effects. Since laughing gas wears off so quickly, you will be able to drive yourself to and from your appointment.
Gentle Extractions in Fredericksburg
Tooth extraction is an essential procedure that you should not put off for any reason, and especially not because of fear. Please contact our Fredericksburg, VA dental office, and we will be happy to explain how laughing gas can help you.