Dental One Associates of Fairfax
9942 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Tooth Extractions in Fairfax, VA

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular check-up or may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.

Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have been a patient of Dr. Miller for many years. He is a perfectionist in his field and he always insures that a procedure is done exactly right. I know it doesn’t come any better than that!
Sarah D.
I feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
Best dental experience I have ever had. I went in terrified and left very happy and actually able to say I loved the dentist.
Jessica B.
Outstanding work in cleaning!
James M.
Pleasant personnel; dentist easy to talk to.
Susan W.
Staff was very friendly and courteous. My dentition was efficient and competent. I was very pleased with my visit.
Edward S.
Friendly staff
Kevin M.
Quality service
Tom S.
I’ve been going to this practice since I was a child. I could not imagine going anywhere else. It is a few minutes from my home too
Joy G.
Very efficient, pleasant and professional staff. Dr. Miller is fantastic!
Vince K.
Appointment on time. Nice dentist. Good x-ray technician.
Janell W.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful- Made me forget I was at the dentist
Sandra M.
Dr Lin is thorough and very informative. Staff are helpful and sovle the problems.
James K.
You did well. On time, good service.
Robert B.
Dr Miller is a great dentist. The team there is always nice.
Monette C.
Efficient and professional , they take time to answer any concerns . Dr Miller and Dr Lin outstanding . All staff is courteous .
Elizabeth I.
Consistently high patient service
Tom S.
Excellent service; appt. was on time; cleaning was thorough and professional.
Richard F.
Good service, professional staff
Rahmatullah K.
Always professional
Barbara C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (703) 664-1990
Fax: (703) 273-7187
Healthcare Financing with
CareCredit
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

For appointments, call us at: (703) 664-1990 or
Request Appointment
For appointments, call: (703) 664-1990
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (703) 664-1990
Our Location