Tooth Extraction in Virginia

Comfortable, Modern Tooth Extraction

When dental issues arise that require tooth extraction, residents of the Virginia Bay Area turn to The Foleck Center and Dr. Adam Foleck for expert care. With years of experience performing simple and surgical extractions, Dr. Foleck takes a skilled, professional approach to this common procedure. The Foleck Center prioritizes patient comfort through modern techniques and open communication about the extraction process. 


Whether removing a problematic wisdom tooth, or a severely decayed tooth, or addressing other issues, patients can expect a smooth, efficient experience tailored to their individual needs. Dr. Foleck’s dedication to clinical excellence ensures optimal outcomes for those requiring tooth extraction services.

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When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are several reasons why tooth extraction may be recommended by Dr. Foleck and his team:


  • Severe tooth decay: If a tooth is extensively decayed and cannot be restored with a filling or crown, extraction may be the best solution to prevent further damage and infection.
  • Periodontal disease: Advanced gum disease can cause significant bone loss around the teeth, making them loose and prone to extraction.
  • Impacted teeth: Wisdom teeth or other teeth that fail to erupt properly can become impacted, causing pain, infection, and other dental issues, necessitating extraction.
  • Orthodontic treatment: In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted to create space for proper teeth alignment during orthodontic treatment.
  • Dental trauma: Severe tooth fractures or injuries that render the tooth non-restorable may require extraction.
  • Stubborn baby teeth: Some baby teeth don’t fall out when they should and they may need to be removed.

Extraction Types

Wisdom tooth extraction 

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt, typically between the ages of 17 and 25. However, many people lack sufficient space in their jaws for these teeth to emerge properly, leading to impaction. 

Simple Extraction

A simple extraction is performed when the tooth is visible above the gumline and can be easily removed. This procedure is typically straightforward and involves numbing the area with local anesthesia, gently rocking the tooth back and forth, and carefully extracting it from the socket.

Surgical Extraction

In cases where the tooth is impacted, broken, or has curved roots, a surgical extraction may be necessary. This procedure is more complex and involves making an incision in the gum to access and remove the tooth. Dr. Foleck and his team at The Foleck Center are experienced in performing surgical extractions, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for patients in the Virginia Bay Area.

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Tooth Extractions

Frequently Asked Questions

Finding Relief Through Tooth Extraction

Is tooth pain or decay keeping you from living life to the fullest? Don’t let dental issues hold you back any longer. Turn to The Foleck Center, with convenient locations in Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, for the gentle, compassionate tooth extraction care you deserve. 


Our experienced team, led by Dr. Foleck, will alleviate your concerns and make your comfort our top priority. Whether you require a simple extraction or a more complex surgical procedure, you can trust us to provide the exemplary treatment you need to restore your oral health and regain your confident smile. Take the first step towards a life free from dental discomfort – schedule your appointment at The Foleck Center today.