Extractions

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It is sometimes necessary to remove teeth in order to protect your health. Once we have discussed all other options with you and you have decided to have your tooth removed, we will do everything in our power to assist you with the process. Every treatment decision is based on your well-being. Some patients prefer sedation during oral surgery, and we can discuss these options with you in your treatment plan. We make every effort to ensure that even minor surgical procedures are as comfortable as possible for our patients.

In spite of the fact that some teeth are more easily removed than others, the L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts team takes pride in its ability to numb every patient with modern anesthesia. After the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Maria Hodas will elevate the tooth using specialized instruments. Following your surgery, you will receive specific instructions on how to care for the area.

Our immediate concern is managing your short-term care. However, we will also discuss your long-term plans for replacing missing teeth. Leaving a space in your smile is always an option, but it can pose appearance and function challenges. An unbalanced bite can lead to issues later in life if teeth shift or migrate into open spaces.

It is our primary objective at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, D.C., to help your teeth stay healthy and functional. However, an extraction may sometimes be the most effective method of preserving the overall health of your mouth. Considering that teeth are essential to the health and well-being of our bodies, we will help you formulate a plan that meets both your short-term and long-term needs.

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