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Tooth Extractions

You may brush and floss daily you may find that a tooth is beyond repair. The dentist may recommend tooth extraction a treatment in which the tooth is withdrawn safely from the mouth.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 taking the damaged tooth out.

When Will I Need My Tooth Removed?

You must receive a dental consultation 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 treatment like Invisalign or braces. This decision will be reviewed by your dentist and orthodontist.

What Happens In A Tooth Extraction Treatment?

During your tooth extraction procedure the oral surgeon will administer a numbing agent to the section where the tooth will be extracted the doctor will test the area to ensure it is numb it should be nearly painless but you will experience pressure when the tooth is withdrawn.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 properly care for your wound what painkillers you can take and how to properly care for your clot. Your doctor will offer a solution to restoring your tooth with a fake tooth.

Contact Smile Time Dental today

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. If you have questions or concerns feel free to call any of our offices and we will be glad to answer questions schedule an appointment or check insurance coverage.

Check out our complete list of services, such as CEREC, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crown Lengthening, Dental Implants, Dental Financing, Emergency Dental Care, General Dentistry, Inlays\Onlays, Invisalign, Oral Surgery, Periodontal Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Root Canals, Sedation Dentistry, Teeth Cleaning and Zoom Whitening. We have offices in Arden, Auburn, Citrus Heights, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Lincoln, Rocklin, San Ramon and S. Sacramento. Call us to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

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.