Tooth Extractions

When you need to safely remove a tooth

When a tooth cannot be saved – usually due to traumatic injury, infection, damage, or decay over time – an extraction is performed in the gentlest possible way.

What you need to know about Tooth Extractions

When does a tooth need to be extracted?

An adult or child may be a candidate for the gentle tooth extraction procedure at Dental365 if they have:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Damaged teeth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Injury or trauma to teeth
  • Gum disease like gingivitis
  • Wisdom teeth

To extract or pull a tooth, your dentist will carefully numb the area and remove the tooth.

The different types of tooth extraction

There are two types of tooth extraction:

  • A simple tooth extraction, which is performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. These can be performed by a general dentist, using local anesthesia.
  • A surgical tooth extraction is more complex. It involves the removal of a tooth that cannot easily be seen or reached, either because it has not fully erupted or it has broken off at the gum line. Surgical tooth extraction requires a dentist who has undergone training specifically in safe and gentle tooth removal procedures.

Does tooth extraction hurt?

Whether it’s a simple or a surgical tooth extraction, our tooth extraction dentists do everything in our ability to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

During a surgical tooth extraction, our dentists make a small incision in the gums. Then, the tooth is removed one section at a time.

After the tooth extraction, we may provide prescription pain medication, depending on the level of discomfort. We recommend that our patients apply a warm compress to the tooth removal area to reduce pain and avoid chewing food near that tooth extraction location after oral surgery to avoid complications.

What is the recovery process for a tooth extraction?

Many patients wonder what happens after a tooth extraction, what is the tooth extraction healing process and what kind of recovery from a tooth extraction is necessary. After a tooth extraction, you know that the days following the procedure will require some extra care and attention to the area.

Your dentist may recommend pain medication to help with any discomfort, using a small gauze pad to cover the area, and applying ice to the area to reduce swelling.

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