Replacing hopeless or failing teeth with dental implants offers a lifetime of exciting benefits for your oral health, smile, and general well-being. As the closest replication of natural tooth structure, implants replace missing, hopeless, or failing teeth more effectively than any other tooth replacement option. Dr. Garrett Gouldin and Dr. Francisco Carlos are periodontists devoted to advancing oral health through compassionate care, and always seek to save natural teeth for Falls Church, VA, patients. However, when teeth are unsalvageable, we gently remove hopeless teeth to make way for tooth replacement with dental implants.
We understand that it is never easy to lose a tooth and empathize with Falls Church, VA, patients who experience anxiety and concern over tooth extractions. Rest assured, our gentle chair side manner, minimally invasive approach, and relaxing sedation options will put you at ease. Dr. Gouldin and Dr. Carlos have years of experience in performing tooth extractions. We utilize advanced diagnostic imaging and refined clinical technique to minimize the impact on surrounding bone, nerves, and other tissues during tooth extractions. In some cases, we can perform tooth extractions and place dental implants within the same appointment. Our team strives to make getting the oral care you need as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Like teeth, dental implants need healthy bone for support. Bone grafting is a routine procedure that sometimes is necessary to ensure a solid foundation for dental implants. If you require tooth extractions but are not yet ready to begin your dental implant procedure, Dr. Gouldin and Dr. Carlos may perform a bone grafting procedure called ridge (socket) preservation. With this treatment, our doctors add bone tissue samples directly to the tooth sockets left in the bone by tooth roots following tooth extractions. Socket preservation prevents the bone from collapsing in the extraction site, maintaining the structural integrity for the future placement of a dental implant.