Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to save your damaged tooth, the only option is extraction. Severe decay, the presence of advanced gum disease, a traumatic break, or bad positioning (impacted wisdom teeth) can all be likely causes that might make us recommend a tooth extraction.
If you do need to have a tooth removed, please don’t worry. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process. If, for any reason, you feel any discomfort during your procedure, let us know right away so we can help. After the procedure is complete, it’s important to use clean gauze to help minimize bleeding and encourage clotting. Remember not to rinse the area too vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol, or brush adjacent teeth for three days. If pain or swelling occurs after your tooth extraction, you can use an ice pack to help minimize your discomfort. Also, be sure to take any pain medications or antibiotics as prescribed.