Tooth Extraction

Worried about a troublesome tooth?

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Why would I need a tooth
extracted?

Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed. Others may have advanced periodontal disease or are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

We do everything we can to preserve your natural smile.
But when removing a tooth is the only option,
we make the process easy.

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What is the Process?

First, we’ll decide if a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment for you. We’ll do everything we can to save your tooth using restorative procedures. We help eliminate anxiety and stress before and during your tooth extraction with the help of sedation dentistry. We offer a variety of options to help you get the care you need. At the time of extraction, the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone, and gums surrounding the area with a local anesthetic so that you can remain pain-free and comfortable. The doctor will work quickly and efficiently to remove the tooth and make sure your mouth can return to health quickly.

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What Happens Next?

We want to help restore and maintain your beautiful, healthy smile. The doctor will help you determine the best possible options specific to you. Often following a tooth extraction, dental implants are one of the best ways to restore your smile, prevent bone loss, and improve the health of your gums.

FAQs

Will it hurt?

At Rogers Center for Dentistry, we offer a range of sedation dentistry options to make any dental procedure comfortable and pain-free. These options are completely safe and ensure that you have a positive experience throughout the procedure and afterward. Dr. Rogers is highly experienced and uses the latest technology to ensure the most comfortable recovery and beautiful results.

What if I have a complicated case?

We’re in the business of saving teeth. We’ll evaluate your need for an extraction and help you understand our findings. When an extraction is the correct choice for you and your health, we’ll come to a decision together as a team. We’re equipped and ready to help you with any type of dental extraction. We offer both surgical and common extractions, including wisdom teeth extractions.

I just got my tooth extracted, and my mouth is bleeding; what do I do?

After tooth extraction, a blood clot needs to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood. After the blood clot forms, do not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol, or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

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