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Tooth Extraction

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Tooth Extractions In Elk Grove

You may brush and floss daily but sometimes you may find that a tooth is beyond repair. The dentist may recommend tooth extraction, a dental treatment in which the tooth is withdrawn safely from the mouth. The dentist will recommend to pull the tooth out if there is no other choice. There are multiple methods that are suggested to save a tooth from different stages of decay. If the tooth is beyond saving the next step is taking the damaged tooth out.

When Will I Need My Tooth Removed?

You must receive a dental consultation at our Elk Grove location to determine if a tooth extraction is the right choice. The main motivation to receive a tooth extraction would be:

If the tooth was damaged or the tooth is diagnosed with periodontal disease

There are a couple of conditions when tooth removal is the correct solution. For example removing a tooth for orthodontic dental treatment like Invisalign or braces. This decision will be reviewed by your dentist and orthodontist.

What Happens In A Tooth Extraction Dental Treatment?

During your tooth extraction dental procedure at our Elk Grove office, the oral surgeon will administer a numbing agent to the section where the tooth will be extracted the dentist will test the area to ensure it is numb it should be nearly painless but you will experience pressure when the tooth is withdrawn. The tooth is grabbed and wiggled until it is dislodged.

After your tooth has been detached a clotting agent is placed in the wound. You will then receive information on how to care for your wound and ensure the clot does not come loose.

What To Do After Your Tooth Extraction?

After the tooth has been removed, you will be given directions on how to take proper dental care for your wound including what painkillers you can take and how to properly care for your clot. Your dentist will offer a solution to restoring your tooth with a fake tooth.

Having a tooth removed is an intense but completely safe oral surgery that our dentistry takes very seriously. While the oral surgeon takes care of the hard part, it’s important for you to prepare for your aftercare so that your mouth can continue to stay in the best shape possible. An example of aftercare could be stocking up on medication and soft foods like soup or bread as well as making sure you take the time off of work to properly rest. Your mouth will need time to recover after your tooth extraction , so being prepared will prevent an even lengthier healing process.

Contact Smile Time Dental!

Our dentists always choose extractions as a last resort. You should talk with a dentist and they will create a specialized dental plan and recommend a solution for you and your family. If you have questions or concerns feel free to call our Elk Grove office and our staff will be glad to answer questions regarding scheduling a dental appointment with us or checking insurance coverage for you and your family.

Call us to schedule a dental appointment at our Elk Grove office or request an appointment online.

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Tooth Extraction FAQ

Q: Is getting a tooth removed painful?

A: Local anesthetic is very effective and makes the removal almost painless. 

Q: What can I take for pain?

A: Advil and Aleve are very effective pain relievers occasionally the doctor prescribe pain killers.

Q: Will I heal fast after surgery?

A: The site usually closes within a couple weeks complete healing will often take a couple of months. 

Q: Is a tooth extraction long?

A: Majority of the time a tooth extraction will last 30-45 minutes. 

Q: How long do I wait to eat?

A: You can eat a couple hours after surgery. 

Q: What can I eat?

A: We recommend soft foods like mashed potatoes or pudding the day of the surgery. 

Q: How do I quickly recover?

A: Keeping your mouth clean debris free and rinsing with a salt and warm water solution.

Q: How do I get an appointment?

A:You can Call Us at our Elk Grove office or make an appointment online.

 

If you have more questions regarding tooth extractions, don’t be afraid to reach out to our office staff for answers. We want you to understand your procedure and know that you are receiving the best treatment for your oral health because a great smile starts when you are feeling confident. Contact us at (916) 686-1101 to reach our Elk Grove office so that you can speak with someone for assistance.