Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry is committed to helping you maintain pristine oral health and a beautiful smile. We offer some preventive and restorative services to best suit your individual needs. In some cases, we may recommend a tooth extraction as the best possible solution to a dental problem. Tooth extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from the socket in the alveolar bone.
Why Do We Extract Teeth?
Before an extraction, our dentists will try to fix the tooth with a filling, dental bonding, crown, or other restoration. Most extractions are the result of a broken or badly damaged tooth that is beyond repair.
The most common reasons for a tooth extraction include:
To determine if extraction is necessary, our dentists will take an x-ray of the area and review your full medical and dental history. Once we have devised a suitable treatment plan, we can move forward with the procedure.
There are two types of extractions:
Regardless of which procedure you receive, you can expect to feel some pressure, but no pain. If you feel any pain, please let our dentists know immediately.
After an Extraction
After your extraction, our dentists will give you a set of detailed follow-up instructions. You may experience some minor discomfort or pain in the days immediately following the procedure. We recommend over-the-counter drugs, such as ibuprofen, to minimize pain. We also recommend soft and cool foods for the first few days. You can broaden your diet as you see fit. If you have any questions after your extraction, be sure to contact Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry.
Schedule An Appointment
To schedule your appointment today, please call Tulsa: (539) 302-3266 Claremore: (918) 343-4300!