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Why Do I Need My Teeth Extracted?

Teeth may need to be extracted for several reasons, including severe decay, infection, impacted wisdom teeth, or preparing for orthodontic treatment. Sometimes, a tooth can be too damaged to be saved and extraction is necessary to protect the health of your remaining teeth and overall oral health.

Benefits of Tooth Extractions

  • Prevents Spread of Infection
  • Alleviates Pain and Discomfort
  • Prepares for Orthodontic Treatment
  • Resolves Crowding Issues

The Tooth Extraction Treatment Process

Each step of the extraction process is designed to ensure your comfort and the best possible outcome.

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Step One

Initial Consultation

First, you'll have a consultation with one of our oral surgeons to assess the condition of your tooth and discuss the best course of action. We'll use imaging tests to get a detailed look at your teeth and jaw to make sure that an extraction is the right choice for your oral health needs.

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Step Two

Preparation and Anesthesia

On the day of your extraction, we'll prepare you for the procedure by administering an appropriate type of anesthesia. This could be a local anesthetic to numb the area, sedation to help you relax, or general anesthesia if you need to be asleep during the procedure. Our goal is to make sure you feel no pain and are as comfortable as possible.

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Step Three

The Extraction

Once you're ready, the oral surgeon will carefully remove the tooth. We take every precaution to minimize discomfort and ensure a smooth process. Our team will monitor your healing progress through patient-centered post-operative care to ensure a quick return to normalcy and optimal oral health.

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Before & Afters

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Have questions? We’ve got answers.

Am I a good candidate for a tooth extraction?

If you're suffering from severe tooth decay, infection, or overcrowding, or if you need a tooth removed for orthodontic reasons, you might be a good candidate for a tooth extraction. Our team at Foothills Oral Surgery will assess your specific situation to determine if an extraction is the best solution for your oral health.

What dental issues can tooth extractions solve?

Tooth extractions can address a range of issues, such as removing a tooth that's too damaged or decayed to be repaired, alleviating pain from impacted wisdom teeth, preparing for orthodontic treatment to correct alignment, and preventing the spread of tooth decay or infection. Removing problematic teeth can significantly improve your oral health and well-being.

What are my specific post-op instructions for a tooth extraction?

After your tooth extraction, it's crucial to follow our post-op instructions to promote healing and avoid complications. These include biting on a gauze pad to control bleeding, avoiding rinsing or spitting forcefully for 24 hours to protect the clot, applying ice to minimize swelling, and eating soft foods. We'll also advise you on pain management, oral hygiene care, and when to resume normal activities. Follow-up visits may be scheduled to monitor your healing and discuss any further treatment needed.

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