Tooth Extractions Near You
Our goal is to do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. However, there are certain situations that require extractions. Our dentist will only recommend an extraction if there are no other treatments to improve your oral health. We provide tooth extractions in Lively. Contact us to learn more.
When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Extractions can be recommended in the following scenarios:
- Wisdom teeth that have grown in at an angle or impacted
- Teeth severely damaged by tooth decay
- Teeth on the verge of becoming loose due to gum disease
Our dentist will take X-rays and examine your mouth to determine if you require a tooth extraction. If you are wondering more about tooth extractions near you, please contact us. We will be happy to explain the process and answer all of your concerns.
The Process of Receiving Tooth Extractions
When you receive an extraction, our team will do our best to ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience. We will administer local anesthesia to thoroughly numb your gums and surrounding tissues. After, our dentist will use dental tools to push and pull your tooth to remove it.
After your extraction, it’s important to bite down on gauze pads so a blood clot can form. It’s normal to experience some discomfort and pain in the first few days. The pain should subside relatively quickly, and you can take ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever in the meantime. We recommend eating soft foods until you feel comfortable going back to your normal diet. Please do not drink from a straw, spit, or smoke for the first couple of days as it can disrupt the blood clot. We will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions to ensure you have a smooth recovery.
Looking for Tooth Extractions Near You?
If you’re looking to receive tooth extractions in Lively, please contact us. We will schedule you an appointment to see if you require an extraction.