Tooth Extractions – Wauwatosa, WI
Building a Healthy Foundation for Your Smile
Dentistry aims to preserve the health and beauty of your natural teeth. But in some cases, extractions are inevitable. Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. At Wauwatosa Dental Arts, it is our priority to ensure that you are comfortable before, during, and after your tooth extraction procedure.
Why Choose Wauwatosa Dental Arts for Tooth Extractions?
- Entire Dental Implant Procedure Done In-Office
- We Offer Wisdom Tooth Extractions
- We Accept Dental Insurance
The Process of Getting a Tooth Extraction
Teeth may need to be removed for a variety of reasons, such as trauma, decay, or disease. Extractions are generally performed under the effect of local anesthesia. The jawbone, gums, and the tooth to be extracted are numbed so that you only feel pressure but no pain while the tooth is being removed. Some teeth need to be sectioned and gently detached in parts to aid easier removal. This is generally done for those teeth which have curved roots or are firmly anchored in the socket.
Recovering from Your Tooth Extraction
It is normal to experience some changes in your mouth after undergoing a tooth extraction.
We will give you detailed instruction on post-op care. Below are some guidelines to prevent complications and ensure post-procedural comfort.
- The effect of the anesthetic administered during the extraction procedure lasts for a few hours. During this time, take extra care to ensure that you don’t bite your lip, cheek, or tongue as it could cause injury.
- It is common for some bleeding to occur after the procedure. A gauze pack will be placed at the extraction site to control bleeding, which should be left on for about 45 minutes to let a clot form. Do not chew on the gauze. The bleeding should stop after some time. If it doesn’t, please contact our office immediately.
- Avoid vigorous rinsing of the mouth or drinking with a straw as it could dislodge the clot and delay the healing process.
- Use a cold compress to get rid of swelling
- If you experience vomiting, nausea, fever, severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or any other unusual symptoms, contact our office immediately.