Tooth Extractions – Denver, CO
Extract Problem Teeth for a Healthier Smile
Tooth extractions are never Dr. Soltani’s first choice, but sometimes it’s necessary to extract problem teeth for a healthier smile. While tooth replacement options will never be the same as your natural teeth, when you are experiencing severe decay, infection, or trauma to your tooth, an extraction may be what’s needed to prevent future complications. When it comes to extracting teeth, our team at Paradise Dental & Orthodontics is committed to providing patients with a quick, comfortable procedure. To learn more about tooth extractions in Denver, read on or give us a call!
Why Choose Paradise Dentistry & Orthodontics for Tooth Extractions?
- We Prioritize Your Comfort
- Dental Saving Plan Available
- Dental Insurance Welcome
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
Tooth extractions aren’t recommended lightly. If there is a chance that your tooth can be repaired and saved, we will likely first recommend a restorative treatment, like root canal therapy or a dental crown. However, a tooth extraction may be the best option for your long-term health if you have one of the following issues:
- Extensive decay or irreparable damage to the tooth.
- A severe dental infection that could spread to surrounding teeth.
- Advanced gum disease or jawbone loss.
- Wisdom teeth that need to be removed to prevent future complications.
- A baby tooth that will not fall out on its own.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
There are two different methods used for removing a tooth: simple and surgical. If the tooth needing to be extracted has fully emerged and is completely above the gumline, we are able to perform a simple extraction. First, we will numb the area and grasp the tooth with a special pair of forceps, rocking it back and forth gently until it comes out of the gum tissue. However, when the tooth isn’t fully emerged above the gumline, a surgical extraction may be necessary. For this method, we make a small incision in the gums to access more of the tooth and remove it.
To determine what type of extraction is necessary for you, if any, you will need to visit us for a consultation. This way, we can evaluate your mouth and come up with the best plan for your unique smile.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
To ensure that your mouth heals properly and quickly, we will give you a list of specific post-op instructions to follow. Here are some common tooth extraction aftercare tips that we typically recommend to patients:
- Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers as directed.
- Keep the surgical site clean by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash regularly.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Get plenty of rest to encourage faster healing.
- Use an ice pack or cold compress on the outside of the mouth to manage pain and swelling.
- Avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, sour, and spicy for several days.
Some swelling, discomfort, and light bleeding is normal after a tooth extraction. However, if these symptoms aren’t improving or are getting worse after several days, give us a call!