An extraction is the removal of a tooth. Simple extractions typically involve teeth that are intact and visible. Our professional team at Deluxe Dental provides extractions in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
We will always do everything we can to ensure that you keep your teeth. If, however, a tooth extraction is in the best interest of your health, we will recommend removing it. This is usually the case when a tooth is infected beyond repair or if your tooth needs to be removed to allow permanent teeth to come in.
The extraction procedure begins with the use of a local anesthetic that will be administered through an injection. Once the tooth and the surrounding gum tissue is numb, our dentists will use special dental tools to lift and pull the tooth from its socket. Because of the local anesthetic, you will only feel a bit of pressure. The most important part of a tooth extraction is the recovery, which involves letting the blood clot to form by biting down on a gauze pad for 20 to 30 minutes.
At Deluxe Dental, we also offer wisdom teeth extractions. Your wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in and are known to commonly cause problems like crowding or impact on other teeth. Before your wisdom teeth become a problem, we will extract them. Remember to ask us about our sedation dentistry options for this procedure!
A surgical extraction is necessary when the dentist needs to uncover the tooth to gain better visibility and leverage to remove it. There are also other types of extractions that require a specialist to remove the tooth. In this case, we may refer you to an oral surgeon to ensure that the best possible treatment can be completed.
If you think you need a tooth pulled, please give our dental office a call. You can reach us at (208) 219-7604 to schedule an appointment today.