Tooth pain and infections can dramatically impact life quality. You can’t sleep, eating is painful, and day-to-day function is complex at best. Sometimes, the tooth can be saved. Other times, extraction is best, especially in the case of wisdom teeth.
Our top oral surgeon in Fredericksburg, VA provides both emergency and wisdom tooth extractions for your convenience.
We also offer dental sedation and adequate anesthesia to make you comfortable during the process.
Emergency Tooth Extractions in Fredericksburg, VA
If you damage your tooth, breaking it below the gumline, or it is profoundly decayed or infected, your dentist will try to save it.
Sometimes, all that is needed is a root canal treatment followed by dental crown placement. But in severe cases, extraction may be your best option.
Your dentist gently numbs the area and pulls the tooth. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll have to live with a gap in your smile. We offer various tooth replacement options in our dental office.
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
Tooth Replacement Options after Extraction
After you’ve recovered from your tooth extraction, we can discuss tooth replacement and which option best fits your budget and restoration goals.
A dental implant replaces your extracted root and the lost tooth. It is a process that starts with the surgical implantation of a replacement root. The root is made of titanium, which can bond with the bone. When bonding completes, we top your implant post with an artificial tooth, commonly referred to as a dental crown.
A partial denture stands in only for the extracted tooth or teeth. It is restoring teeth strategically placed on a gum-colored arch.
A tooth situated between dental crowns is called a dental bridge. This is because the crowns cover the tooth to the left and right of your extraction site, and the bridge tooth fills the space.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Fredericksburg
Wisdom teeth can cause many problems, from partial eruption to pressure on needed teeth. Fortunately, you can get by just fine without wisdom teeth located at the back of the mouth. In other words, there is no reason to live with wisdom tooth pain.
Wisdom tooth extraction can be surgical or straightforward, depending on x-ray findings. A surgical extraction is image-guided and similar to the straightforward method. It may be that your dentist recommends one wisdom tooth removal or up to four, based on your specific situation.
In cases when a wisdom tooth has partially erupted, the area can become infected. We consider this a wisdom tooth emergency, especially if there is swelling and pain. Sometimes, we can perform an emergency wisdom tooth extraction—or treat the pain as we prepare for a planned surgical extraction.
Because wisdom teeth are useless and have no aesthetic value, you’ll never have to worry about tooth replacement following wisdom tooth removal. You’ll not even notice they’re gone.
Lowering Your Risks for Future Extractions
Dental emergencies that require second molar extraction (not wisdom) are avoidable with a few good habits:
- Every six months, you should visit your dentist in Fredericksburg for a complete checkup and teeth cleaning.
- Twice daily or after every meal, it would be best to brush and floss.
- If you compete in ball-oriented or contact sports, wear a fitted mouthguard.
- Talk to your dentist if you notice nocturnal grinding and clenching (bruxism).
Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Fredericksburg, VA
Damaged and broken teeth require intervention from your dentist. And if you have wisdom teeth coming in at the back of your mouth—causing pain and being difficult—we can help. Reach out to Blue Bird Dentistry today at (540) 373-1641 to schedule an urgent dental appointment in Fredericksburg.
If you have pain and swelling, we consider these signs of a dental emergency and want to hear from you as soon as possible.