Tooth Extractions in Buckeye, AZ
A person may need a tooth extraction for several reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed or have advanced periodontal disease, while some teeth may have broken during an accident in a way that cannot be easily repaired. Other teeth may need to be removed to protect the jaw bone from impacted wisdom teeth. No matter the case, Dr. Garrett has been performing extractions for a decade now and has the skill and experience to address any issues you may be facing. Instead of referring you to an endodontist, we do your extraction here, in our office. Learn more about our tooth extraction solutions and how we can get any problem teeth out, so you can begin the journey to reaching a happy, healthy smile.
What You Can Expect from a Tooth Extraction
When you need to have a tooth extracted, Dr. Garrett will go over the entire procedure with you to ensure you are aware of the process about to take place. We will never perform these types of dental treatments unless we have your okay first! Once we have your approval, Dr. Garrett will numb the area so you do not feel the tooth being pulled. Once the tooth is professionally extracted, Dr. Garrett will give you ample instruction for caring for your newly removed tooth. A bit of bleeding will be expected, and over time you will notice a blood clot forming where your tooth once was.
Some Things to Consider
If you need to have a tooth extracted due to disease, trauma, or overcrowding, it is essential that you and your dentist devise a plan for filling in the extraction location. The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems with your chewing ability or jaw joint and can also cause your teeth to shift, which can have a significant impact on your dental health. Dr. Garrett will work with you to discuss the options available to effectively fill the extracted tooth’s area and get you back to having a full, beautiful smile once again.
Rules to Follow Following an Extraction:
- Take painkillers as prescribed
- Be sure to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment
- Apply a cold compress to keep down swelling
- Avoid forceful rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the extraction to avoid dislodging the blood clot
- After 24 hours, gently rinse your mouth with a combination of salt and warm water
- Try to eat soft foods until the extraction site is fully healed to avoid punctures or scrapes
- When laying down for bed, prop your head up with an additional pillow to help subside any bleeding
- Limit any vigorous activity for 24 hours after the extraction
- Continue brushing and flossing as usual, but avoid the extraction site
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol for 72 hours
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours after your extraction
- Drink lots of fluids