Dental Tooth Extractions

Trauma, severe decay, infection, and overcrowding are the most common reasons for a tooth that needs to be removed. We will do everything we can to save your tooth. If we determine an extraction is needed, the process is very simple, and a lot quicker than you think!

Step 1: X-Rays

First, we take a series of X-Rays of the tooth in question.

Step 2: Clinical Review

After determining the condition of the surrounding bone and position of the tooth, we will plan the best course of action

Step 3: Removal

Your dentist will give you an injection of local anesthetic, to completely numb the area, and the tooth is removed, painlessly!

AFTERCARE

Here are some do's and don't's following surgery. Most patients have little to no pain after surgery. During the first three days, use these tips along with your individual instructions.

  • USE GAUZE

    Keep the gauze in place for the first day to help stop the bleeding.

  • APPLY ICE

    On the outside of the cheek for the first two days to aid with swelling. Only ice for 15 minutes at a time.

  • KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

    Sleeping with your head elevated will help stop the extraction site bleeding

  • USE MOIST HEAT

    After two days, warm towels will help the healing process more than ice

  • EAT SOFT FOODS

    We love thin soups, puddings, yogurts, pastas, and wilted greens. Avoid hard foods, hot drinks and straws.

  • DRINK WATER

    Drink plenty of fluids, being careful not to rinse your mouth too harshly

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