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Teeth Extractions

The primary role of dentistry is to save your natural teeth, but teeth that are decayed or infected beyond repair need to be extracted in order to avoid the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. At All Smiles Bethesda, we use tooth extraction as a last resort when all other options are exhausted.

A simple tooth extraction can help eliminate pain and discomfort or help prepare the teeth for a restorative/cosmetic procedure. Some common reasons for extraction include:

  • Baby teeth or extra teeth, which impede adult teeth
  • Advanced gum disease that has affected the tooth roots
  • Removing a malformed or fractured tooth
  • Severe tooth decay which cannot be treated
  • Preparing the teeth for an orthodontic treatment

Prior to extraction, we will take X-rays of your teeth to plan the procedure. Local anesthesia is administered at the extraction site for your comfort, and a dental tool called an elevator is used to lift up the tooth and loosen the gum tissue and ligaments around the base. The tooth is then gently rocked using a pair of forceps. In complex cases, the teeth may have to be broken into pieces that can be individually extracted to make the process easier. Once the tooth has been removed, gauze is packed into the socket, and you are asked to gently bite down on it to control bleeding. Stitches may also be placed to close the socket.

We offer a number of options such as crowns, bridges, dentures and dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Get advice from our dental experts following your extraction to understand the best tooth replacement options for you. If you think you have a troublesome tooth that may need extraction, call our office at (301) 200-8804.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr Ziomek has been "managing my mouth" for more than 30 years! In fact I still fly back from New Mexico for my semi-annual exams and needed dental work. She is highly skilled, caring, gentle and always works to keep my teeth and gums healthy. Her staff reflects these same qualities. I recommend her office to everyone!"

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"Dr. Leung is a great dentist. He is gentle, honest and really listens to your concerns. My whole family sees him! He did Invisalign on my daughter and now she loves her smile! Pay him a visit, you won’t be disappointed!"

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"One of the Best Dental Groups in the DMV! This was my first time at the office, but the staff made me feel welcomed as if I was a regular patient. The front desk staff was nice and welcoming! The dental hygienist is really knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. The individual rooms are huge. Each room is equipped with its own television! Usually I am scared of getting poked at but the hygienist gave me a pain free cleaning! Dr. Leung spoke to me after the cleaning and devised a great plan to ensure that my teeth stay strong and healthy. I will be coming back to visit Dr. Leung and his staff again! I highly recommend this dental group!"

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