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Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly offer many dental services at our practice in Christiansburg, Virginia. In fact, our dedicated team at Christiansburg Dental have been helping families with their dental care needs for many years. One of the services we provide is tooth extraction.

Why might a tooth need extraction? There are a variety of reasons, actually. A major cause is tooth damage stemming from gum disease. If gum disease is severe, it can cause a tooth to loosen, no longer supporting the tooth. Another cause is tooth decay, or if your tooth has an abscess (infection) in the tooth pulp. In this case, once the infected tooth is removed, the infection cannot spread to other areas of your mouth. In cases where having a root canal won’t save a tooth, it will need to be extracted.

Another cause is tooth decay, or if your tooth has an abscess (infection) in the tooth pulp. In this case, once the infected tooth is removed, the infection cannot spread to other areas of your mouth. In cases where having a root canal won’t save a tooth, it will need to be extracted.

Having a tooth extraction involves receiving anesthesia, which numbs the area so that you feel less discomfort, and you may or may not require stitches. Recovering from a tooth extraction is generally only a few days time. During that time, you may take painkillers which will also help reduce any swelling.

Rinsing gently with salt water will also alleviate discomfort. Mainly after a tooth extraction, you will be resting and consuming soft foods as the area heals. You will need to avoid smoking tobacco as this can slow down the healing process.

If you are having problems with a tooth, or teeth, please don’t hesitate to give our Christiansburg Dental team a call today at 540-257-6995 so we can help you find relief. Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly are experienced and skilled in performing tooth extractions for our patients in Christiansburg, Virginia, as safely and comfortably as possible. We look forward to restoring your smile!

Dr. Miller Lewis and Dr. David Kelly are experienced and skilled in performing tooth extractions for our patients in Christiansburg, Virginia, as safely and comfortably as possible. We look forward to restoring your smile!