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Tooth Extractions – Greenfield, Wi

We Make Tooth Removal Easy

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In most cases, extracting a tooth is not the first treatment decision made by Dr. Carini or Dr. Blanchard. While they’d rather save natural teeth as often as possible, sometimes teeth can be so damaged or harmful that the only way to protect your oral health is by removing them. If this is the case, you can expect them to be gentle and accommodating to your needs every step of the way. To learn more about the process and when you might need a tooth removed, give our office a call! If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to visit Advanced Dental Treatment Center today!

Why Choose Advanced Dental Treatment Center for Tooth Extractions?

  • Multiple Sedation Options Available
  • Highly Experienced Dentists and Team Members
  • Spa-Like Office Environment

Do I Need a Tooth Extracted?

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There are many instances where a tooth may need to be removed. These reasons are explained in more detail below.

  • Severe Decay – if tooth decay has compromised too much of the tooth structure, a dental filling or crown won’t be able to restore it. In this case, removing it is better to not only get rid of pain, but prevent damage to nearby teeth .
  • Damaged or Injured Teeth – When a tooth is cracked severely, such as when the crack extends below the gum line, it’s unlikely that it can be salvaged.
  • Gum Disease – When the gums become infected, it can also damage the bone tissue, which is essential for keeping teeth in place. Gum disease also happens to be the leading cause of tooth loss.
  • Difficult Baby Teeth – If baby teeth do not come out when they are supposed to, they can disrupt the growth and development of adult teeth.
  • Orthodontics – Need room for an orthodontic treatment, such as braces? Some teeth may need to be removed in order to accommodate this hardware.

What Does Treatment Entail?

A man in need of a tooth extraction in Greenfield.

The treatment process can vary depending on where the tooth is located. For example, if the tooth is clearly visible, we’ll administer local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gum tissue, then carefully rock it back and forth using a dental elevator to make it loose. Once sufficiently loosened, we can gently remove it from the jaw.

However, if the tooth is trapped underneath gum tissue, we will need to create a small incision inside of your gum tissue first so we can see the tooth more effectively, then proceed with the steps previously mentioned. Regardless of the type of extraction you need, you can expect your treatment to be virtually painless thanks to the local anesthetic we provide beforehand.

Aftercare Instructions for Tooth Removal

A woman sleeping following a tooth extraction.

Following your extraction, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling and soreness. We recommend taking over-the-counter painkillers to manage any mild discomfort you experience. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure to follow the tips listed below to prevent any complications in your aftercare.

  • Do not drink from a straw, rinse your mouth out, or spit for the first 24 hours after treatment.
  • Stick to a soft diet for the first three to four days after healing.
  • Limit all physical activities for the first week of healing.
  • Avoid tobacco at all costs.

Call our office if discomfort or swelling does go away three to four days after treatment.