Tooth Extraction Dental Services

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Why is extraction necessary?

Sometimes the tooth becomes decayed or damaged beyond repair and must be removed. If not removed, decaying teeth can affect other teeth and damage the jaw. For children, a primary tooth may not have fallen out like it should and may be preventing a permanent tooth from erupting.

Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but there are a number of reasons why extraction may be required.  Some of these reasons include:

  • Relief of a crowded mouth in preparation for braces
  • Infection
  • Severe decay or an abscessed tooth

In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.  Your dentist will advise you about extraction care with a post extraction regimen that you can follow.

Call Hall Family Dentistry to inquire about your need for extractions, including wisdom tooth extraction and complete tooth extraction care.

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?

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Impacted wisdom teeth are one of the most common extractions.

Wisdom teeth are known as third molars that normally appear between the ages of 17 and 25 years. While some mouths can accommodate 32 adult teeth, wisdom teeth are typically crowded by other teeth making it difficult to keep them properly cleaned.

When that occurs, the wisdom teeth become infected or decayed, and that can lead to inflammation of the gums causing swelling.

You will likely require wisdom tooth extraction if you are experiencing problems like:

  • Pain
  • Trapped food behind the wisdom tooth
  • Gum disease or infection
  • Evidence of tooth decay in a partially erupted wisdom tooth
  • Cyst development around the wisdom tooth

The best remedies for pain are rest and providing time for the area to heal.  For extraction care, our dentist will provide a post extraction regimen for you to follow. Call on us for additional information.

Tooth Extraction Care and Options for Our Dental Patients

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Following an extraction, follow up care is normally recommended by our dentist, and should be followed for your benefit and comfort.

These are a few of our recommendations for improving your recovery:

  • Do not rinse your mouth for the first 24 hours
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for first two days
  • Avoid anything that prevents normal healing
  • Rinse socket with warm salt water after meals and before bedtime
  • Follow the diet recommended by your dentist

We may also recommend pain medication.  It is of utmost importance that you adhere to postoperative instructions of our dentist to minimize complications.

Hall Family Dentistry and its long-term staff have been serving dental clients since 1981.  Call us with your questions about extractions and general dental services for young and old.  480-616-2688