We offer a variety of tooth extraction services to meet your dental needs. Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure that is used to remove a damaged or decayed tooth from the mouth. There are several types of tooth extractions available, including simple extractions, surgical extractions, and wisdom teeth extractions.
Simple extractions are the most common type of tooth extraction and involve the removal of a tooth that is visible above the gum line. During this procedure, Dr. Whicker will use forceps to loosen and remove the tooth.
Surgical extractions are more complex and involve the removal of a tooth that is not visible above the gum line. This procedure requires the dentist to make a small incision in the gum and remove the tooth.
Wisdom teeth extractions are used to remove impacted wisdom teeth, which are teeth that are stuck in the jawbone or have grown in at an angle.
No matter what type of tooth extraction you need, our team is here to help.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions can be necessary for a variety of reasons, including severe decay, infection, overcrowding of the mouth, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment. Our team is highly skilled in the area of tooth extractions.
We use the most advanced techniques and equipment to ensure that the procedure is as safe and comfortable as possible. We also offer a variety of sedation options to help reduce pain and anxiety during the procedure. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for our patients while ensuring that their teeth are healthy and functioning properly.
Preparation for Tooth Extractions
Before a tooth extraction, Dr. Whicker will evaluate your overall oral health and discuss the procedure with you. It is important to ensure that you are prepared for the tooth extraction procedure in order to ensure a successful outcome. The preparation for a tooth extraction begins with a thorough examination of the tooth and surrounding area.
We will take X-rays to determine the exact location of the tooth and evaluate the condition of the surrounding bone and tissue. This helps us plan the best approach for the extraction.
Once the examination is complete, we will provide you with instructions before and after the tooth extraction. This may include taking certain medications, avoiding certain foods and drinks, and following any other instructions to ensure a safe and successful procedure.
Aftercare for Tooth Extractions
Aftercare for tooth extractions includes maintaining proper oral hygiene, avoiding certain activities, and taking medications as prescribed.
Good oral hygiene is essential for a successful recovery from a tooth extraction. You should brush your teeth gently, avoid the extraction site, and floss regularly. It is also important to avoid certain activities after a tooth extraction. This includes drinking through a straw, smoking, and strenuous physical activity. These activities can cause the blood clot to dislodge, resulting in a painful condition called a dry socket.
Additionally, you should take any medications prescribed to help reduce the risk of infection. Following these aftercare instructions will help ensure a successful recovery from a tooth extraction.
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Get the dental care you need with tooth extractions at Wellness Centered Dentistry in Eugene, OR. Call us at (541) 868-2008 or contact us to book your appointment today.