A Dentist Who Performs Biological Tooth Extractions
Most patients who need tooth extractions find great comfort in the familiarity of their own dentist’s office and team. That is one of the reasons Dr. Olivia Hart performs extractions in-house, without the need for referral to a specialist in most cases. She believes patients in the Glen Allen and Glen Allen, Virginia area deserve this level of comprehensive care.
WHEN EXTRACTIONS ARE ADVISABLE
Dr. Hart practices conservative dentistry with the goal of helping you keep as much of your natural dentition as possible. Yet there are cases where extraction is recommended to preserve oral health or protect overall wellness:
- Tooth broken below the gum line
- Irreparable damage from trauma or untreated decay
- Loss of attachment from advanced periodontal disease
- Badly abscessed tooth potentially spreading infection throughout the body
Extraction and replacement of the tooth with a dental ceramic implant can be a good alternative to root canal therapy. The endodontic treatment might leave a dead tooth embedded in bone, with pathogens sealed inside, where they may migrate to surrounding tissues.
Dr. Hart follows established biological protocol, among others, using laser and Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) – a membrane, packed with natural growth factors derived from patient own blood, when extracting teeth to insure better and faster healing.
Some dentists routinely recommend extraction of healthy teeth to avoid crowding or to prepare for braces. Again, Dr. Hart takes a conservative stance, preferring to create space in the dental arch with a Clear Aligner orthodontics appliance, or the Myobrace program.
Likewise, if a person is missing multiple teeth, some dentists suggest extraction of the remainder, presumably as a cost-saving measure, then fit the patient with complete dentures. Dr. Hart works to save healthy teeth, with options such as partial dentures, dental implants, and implant-retained dental bridges.
ONE STOP FOR WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION, TOO!
When extractions are in the best interest of your health and wellness, they are performed at Virginia Biological Dentistry with minimal emotional stress or physical trauma. Simple extractions generally require only local anesthetic, with perhaps nitrous oxide to calm a nervous patient. Dr. Hart also uses conscious sedation to relax a patient and make her treatment as comfortable as possible.
Contact Dr. Olivia Hart of Virginia Biological Dentistry if you think you might need a biological tooth extraction. Click here to make an appointment now or call (804) 381-6238 or email at email@example.com to learn more.