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Tooth Extractions at Fox Family Dentistry

At Fox Family Dentistry, we may need to extract a tooth for a few different reasons. Whether it’s because you have a crowded mouth, an infection, the risk of infection, or gum disease, we are confident in extracting your teeth properly at our office! During your tooth extractions, you will be properly numbed and/or sedated to the point where you will feel no pain. For whatever reason we are extracting one of your teeth, it is to improve your oral health and to give your smile the look that you deserve.

Fox Family Dentistry reception desk

Knowing if You Have a Crowded Mouth

Having a crowded mouth can be caused by an injury, but more often than not it is a genetic condition that results in there being not enough space in a person’s mouth for their natural teeth to come in properly. These teeth start to come in in front of or behind another tooth. Allowing teeth to come in this way will lead to pain, sometimes in the form of migraine headaches. If you allow crowded teeth to continue to come in, you also are putting yourself at risk of having gum disease. People with a crowded mouth are more likely to get gum disease because the tight spaces between crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean.

How We Prepare for Your Tooth Extractions

Having a tooth extractions procedure is nothing to be afraid of when you are under the experienced hand of Dr. Lawrence Fox, Dr. Erik Fox, and Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin. He will make sure that you will be prepared and will also take steps to be 100 percent sure that extracting your tooth is the right thing to do. They will first take a digital X-ray to determine the position of the tooth that is going to be extracted. This will help them anticipate if potential complications could occur during the tooth extraction procedure.

Dr. Lawrence Fox, Dr. Erik Fox, and Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin will also take great care in determining what kind of anesthesia is best for the procedure. This will include examining your medical history to find out if any types of anesthesia could be potentially harmful to you. We will pay great attention to detail so that everything goes smoothly in the removal of your tooth.

Recovering From a Tooth Extractions Procedure

After the procedure is finished, our Doctors will send you home to recover with medicine to ease any pain. But taking the medication is not the only thing that can help you recover from your tooth extractions. When you get home, the first thing that you should do is ice the area where the tooth was extracted to reduce the swelling and speed up the healing process. Also, avoid smoking and using straws because they can irritate the wound where the tooth was extracted.

For more information about our tooth removal and tooth extractions or tooth-replacement options at Fox Family Dentistry in Burke, VA, call 703-978-5253, our Springfield office at 571-429-4420, or make an appointment by using our handy online contact form.

Fox Family Dentistry

Burke Office

5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Springfield Office

7837 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153


Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Second Floor, 5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015, USA


7837 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153, USA

We’ll Take Care of Your Dental Needs at Fox Family Dentistry