Tooth Extractions – Marysville, WA
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Everyone at Allen Creek Family Dentistry works to ensure you have a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. However, there are times when tooth extractions in Marysville may be the best option. Rest assured that if you or a loved one ever needs to have a tooth removed, the procedure will be performed with skill and a focus on your comfort and well-being. If you have questions or would like to discuss this common procedure further, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Allen Creek Family Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?
- Experienced Team of Four Dentists
- We Treat Patients of All Ages
- We Accept Dental Insurance
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction is the preferable choice. Some of these include:
- If you have sustained a serious tooth injury such as a fracture, then the damage may be irreparable. We may need to remove a tooth to prepare your mouth for a restoration such as a crown and bridge.
- Your dentist in Marysville may recommend extraction to alleviate crowding and create a healthier and better-looking smile.
- Dentists are also often called on to remove a tooth in preparation for orthodontic treatment. In this case, extraction may be necessary in order to create sufficient space for your other teeth to move into proper alignment.
- A tooth that is impacted and cannot erupt into its correct place may need to be removed. In fact, this is usually the reason why people must have their wisdom teeth extracted; wisdom teeth are often larger than average size so there may not be enough room along your jaw to accommodate them.
- Advanced gum disease. In cases where a large amount of gum and bone structure has become damaged, the tooth likely cannot be preserved in place. If this happens, you may want to talk to your dentist about replacement with dental implants.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
The dentists and their team at Allen Creek Family Dentistry know that the prospect of having a tooth removed is not pleasant. To make patients more comfortable, we offer oral conscious sedation. You can be given a mild sedative to take before the procedure so you can relax without worry before and during your appointment.
Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, your dentist will gently lift the tooth out of its socket. In the case of an impacted wisdom tooth, the dentist may need to divide the tooth and remove one section at a time from the bone.
After extraction, some swelling and bleeding can be expected. Depending on which tooth needed to be removed, a gauze pad may suffice to stop the bleeding, or the dentist may place a couple of sutures to help your gums heal.
You will be given plenty of time to recover in our dental office, and we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
To ensure you heal swiftly and successfully, make sure you follow these guidelines:
- For the first few hours, a cold compress will help with swelling.
- Discomfort is often manageable with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
- Proper nutrition is helpful to healing, so stick to a diet of soft and healthy foods such as yogurt, applesauce, and soups.
- Rest the day of your procedure once you are home and recovering.
- Avoid using tobacco or smoking, as this will delay healing.
- Avoid using a straw or rinsing vigorously, as these can dislodge your blood clot and cause a dry socket.
- Be careful when brushing and flossing your teeth to avoid irritating your surgical site.
After healing is complete, we will begin discussions regarding how you plan to replace your missing tooth. This can be accomplished with the help of a dental bridge, denture, or dental implant.