Tooth Extraction

Gentle tooth extractions

Despite our best efforts, sometimes a tooth cannot be saved. When that happens, we will extract the tooth, quickly and painlessly.

Why would you need to remove my tooth?

Sometimes tooth decay is too advanced that neither a filling nor a crown will save it. A decayed tooth will not only cause significant pain and discomfort for you, but the infection poses additional health risks, as an infection can spread through your bloodstream.

What is the process for removing a tooth?

At Access Dental, it is our goal to make the process as painless as possible. We will numb the affected side of your mouth with Novocain. Once the area is numb, we will remove the tooth with forceps. The process usually takes less than a minute to do. Once the bulk of the tooth is removed, we will extract any remaining fragments, and decay, and close the extraction site with stitches.

A follow-up appointment is typically not required to remove the stitches as the gums will heal around the extraction site and the stitches will break down naturally in time.

After tooth removal, it is important to not drink excessively hot or cold foods or liquids. We also recommend gargling with warm salt water twice daily to prevent infection and dry socket of the area.

Wisdom tooth extraction

A large majority of adults may have issues with their wisdom teeth. Either they do not fully push past the gum line, or they may push at different angles against your back teeth. These impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort and sometimes it is necessary to remove some or all your wisdom teeth. Typically, multi-tooth extractions will require a general anesthetic.

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