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A tooth extraction removes your damaged tooth from your mouth.

Questions & answers

Tooth extractions

When is a tooth extraction necessary?

Tooth extractions are recommended when teeth are too badly damaged to be repaired and restored. Common problems resulting in the need for tooth extractions include:

  • Severe infection that damages the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Severe decay that makes restoration impossible
  • Overcrowding

Is a tooth extraction painful?

Our dentists will provide a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and prevent discomfort during the extraction. You may feel a slight sting from the injection and experience some pressure while your tooth is removed, but you should not experience any pain.

What happens after a tooth extraction?

Following your extraction, our dentists and team will provide you with post-op instructions. Please follow these instructions so that you can heal and recover properly. Here are a few tips to help you avoid discomfort as you recover:

  • Sleep at a slight incline
  • Take your recommended pain medications
  • Eat soft foods for several days
  • Do not rinse, spit or drink from a straw
  • Do not touch the extraction site until instructed

Tooth extractions

What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is the removal of a damaged tooth from your mouth. While our goal is to avoid removing a tooth and preserve your natural teeth and supporting structures, our dentists may recommend removing a tooth if it is too badly damaged to be restored. This may occur as a result of severe infection or decay, significant tooth damage or overcrowding. Our dentists will work with you to remove the tooth as gently as possible and determine the most appropriate option for replacing your missing tooth following your procedure.

What is the goal of tooth extraction?

The goal of tooth extraction is to remove your damaged tooth before it can cause additional problems for your oral health and smile. Our dentists and team will take special care when extracting your tooth to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We will also provide post-op instructions to help you heal and review your options for replacing your missing tooth or teeth with you following your recovery. Contact Children & Family Dentistry & Braces today to schedule an appointment and learn more!

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