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Tooth Extraction

Preserving teeth is always the priority in dentistry, but in some cases, extraction is the best way to restore a patient's oral health.

Smile Designer of Leesburg can provide virtually painless tooth extraction of severely compromised teeth and impacted wisdom teeth.

If you are experiencing dental pain or trauma, reach out to our Leesburg, VA, dental practice today.

Our Dentists Are Here to Help You When Your Teeth Need Gentle Care

If you are experiencing a toothache, have suffered a broken tooth or other dental trauma, or have issues relating to wisdom teeth, reach out to Smile Designer of Leesburg. If we determine that you need a tooth extraction, our dental team is ready to provide every stage of treatment you may need to achieve relief and restore your oral health:

  • Gentle, virtually painless tooth extraction
  • Replacement of the tooth with advanced solutions like dental implants
  • Ongoing preventive dental care

Reach out to our Leesburg, VA, dental office today to request your consultation. You can write to us or call us directly:

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What Does Tooth Extraction Cost?

The cost of tooth extraction will depend mainly on the complexity of your case. Because it is an essential dental treatment, basic insurance plans cover at least a portion of the procedure. If you are uninsured, we offer low-interest financing through CareCredit®, today's most popular third-party medical lender. Depending on your credit score, you may qualify for CareCredit's interest-free financing.

You can count on our team to work directly with your insurance provider to secure the best possible coverage of your expenses. If you have any concerns about the cost of treatment, get in touch with us and we will be glad to explain. If you are having urgent symptoms, the most important thing to do is reach out for dental care.

Affordability is a cornerstone of our practice. we will do everything we can to make sure your care is a comfortable fit for your budget.


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Leesburg, VA


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Leesburg, VA


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What to Expect During Tooth Extraction

Your family deserves the very best dental care, and our team of leading dentists is prepared to deliver that during each and every visit.
Your family deserves the very best dental care, and our team of leading dentists is prepared to deliver that during each and every visit.

Local Anesthesia

Once you have been seated in a treatment suite, we will begin by injecting novocaine at the treatment site. This will block specific nerve signals to minimize any discomfort you would otherwise feel during the extraction. While you may feel some gentle pressure, you will not feel pain. If you want any sedation, it will be administered at this time.

Accessing the Tooth

Once you have been made comfortable, your dentist will begin the procedure by accessing the tooth. If you need to extract an impacted wisdom tooth, this may require incising gum and bone tissue. Again, local anesthesia and any optional sedation you choose will maintain your comfort through this step.


Your dentist will use a special tool to hold the tooth and gently rock it back and forth. Once it is sufficiently loose, they can lift it out of the socket.


Some complex extractions, such as those involving wisdom teeth, may require suturing the extraction site closed after the tooth is removed. In simpler cases, your dentist will place gauze over the site to help a blood clot form and stop the bleeding. You will need to change the gauze about every half hour, for about two hours after the extraction. After that time, the bleeding should have mostly stopped.


After your tooth extraction, you can expect swelling and some mild discomfort that is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. In more complex cases, your dentist may prescribe medication. It may take about 10 days for swelling to completely subside. For about three days after your procedure, you should:

  • Take care to eat only soft foods.
  • Not perform any strenuous activity; raising your heart rate could cause bleeding and increased discomfort.
  • Rinse your mouth with antimicrobial mouthwash a few times each day.
  • Take care when brushing near the extraction site to avoid disrupting the gums as they heal.
  • Take any prescribed pain medication as directed.

If you have wisdom teeth extracted, you must take care to avoid dislodging the resulting blood clot, which can cause a painful condition called dry socket. If you happen to dislodge the blood clot, reach out to our Leesburg, VA, office and we will arrange to meet with you to address the dry socket as soon as possible.

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When to Reach Out to Your Dentist During Tooth Extraction Recovery

Our dental practice takes the utmost care in minimizing the risk of infection after treatment, and we will take time to make sure you understand how to care for the extraction site after your procedure. However, it's important to be aware of the signs of infection so that you can reach out to us if necessary. Generally speaking, you should get in touch with us if you experience:

  • Swelling that seems to get worse over time
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Pain that increases over time
  • A fever

Get in touch with our Leesburg, VA, dental office if you experience any of these symptoms, and we will arrange prompt care to restore your oral health and comfort.


Courtney Campbell

Leesburg, VA


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I lost a crown and chipped a tooth on Wednesday night. I arrived at dentist at opening time (8:00am) the next day to hope they can get me in soon to fix this. At 8:01 I’m in the chair being worked on. I definitely have no complaints.

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Donna Schafer

Leesburg, VA


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They always do such a great job here, they are the best!

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Our practice has been proudly serving the Leesburg community for over 35 years. Dr. Daniel Han, Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, and Dr. Kaylin Ju have been voted as Top Dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine and are affiliated with:

  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Prosthodontics

Reach out online or call (703) 777-1162 to schedule your initial consultation today.

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