Winchester, VA Tooth Extractions
You and Dr. Coviello or Dr. Starley 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.
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone 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.
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 a tooth has been extracted there will be a resulting hole in your jawbone where the tooth was. In time, this will smooth and fill in with bone. This process can take many weeks or months. However, after 1-2 weeks you should no longer notice any inconvenience. For instructions on proper care after the extraction process, please review our tooth extraction home care instructions.
Winchester Oral Surgery Center
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Best place to go if you have a dental phobia. The experience is outstanding from start to finish. The staff are very professional and courteous, always smiling and you will find out it is not just a show when you finally meet the doctors, who have great personalities and a comforting demeanor. The waiting room is a spa - beautiful, never seen a waiting room like that, and the procedure room is also outstanding, no clutter. I got my wisdom tooth extracted and I kid-you-not- i would let them take them all out, all this coming from someone with the worst dental phobia in the "world". I felt no pain, this is the epitome of pain free dentistry. Then i got a call personally from the surgeon, Dr. Starley, to see how i am doing. All in all, they live up to their company's slogan, "Personalized Care, Surgical Excellence. I think they should emphasize the spa dental treatment. I highly recommend this company. Did i say i drove over an hour for this extraction, never heard of them before, but I prayed as i was so scared and God delivered!
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So thankful for Winchester Oral Surgery! My mind was blown when I received a telephone call that same afternoon to check in on how I was doing from my procedure that morning.
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