Tooth Extractions – Waupun & Beaver Damn, WI
Creating a Healthy Foundation For Your Smile
At Dentistry of Wisconsin, we understand that there’s no substitution for your natural pearly white, which is why we try everything in our power to save it. However, there are certain situations in which we simply have to remove severely infected teeth to prevent the issue from spreading to other areas of your mouth and causing even more permanent damage. In these cases, we’ll likely recommend a tooth extraction to solve the issue and make the foundation of your smile healthy again. Although tooth extractions sound daunting and scary, they’re a great procedure that allows us to preserve your smile and restore the health of your mouth.
Signs That You May Need a Tooth Extraction
There are many signs and symptoms that could indicate that you need a tooth extraction procedure. When you visit our office, we’ll try everything in our power to preserve your natural tooth. If we aren’t able to, our only option left will be to remove it in order to preserve your oral health. Here are some common symptoms that our patients who need tooth extractions experience:
- Your tooth is visibly decayed or damaged.
- You have a metal taste in your mouth.
- Your jaw looks swollen.
- Your teeth are crowded, and you need one or more of them removed in order to undergo orthodontic treatment.
- You have impacted teeth because there’s not enough room in your mouth for them to grow in.
- Your tooth is loose as a result of gum disease.
- Your tooth has suddenly gone numb after it severely hurt.
Types of Extractions
When you visit our office, your dentist in Waupun will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and determine what’s causing your discomfort or why you require a tooth extraction. If we aren’t able to solve the issue with a root canal or avoid an extraction, we’ll outline a treatment plan with you, so you know exactly what to expect.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Some people aren’t able to safely allow their third molars to grow in for a variety of reasons, including that they’re impacted and stuck below the gum line, or that there simply isn’t enough room in their mouth to allow them to safely grow in. In these cases, we’ll likely conduct a wisdom tooth extraction to remove them and reduce your future risk of infection or oral health problems.
Multiple Tooth Extraction
Patients may also need one or more teeth extracted due to problems such as genetics, trauma, and severe decay. In these cases, we’ll walk you through the procedure and make you aware of each of our restorative solutions to help repair your smile.
Tips for a Fast Recovery
After your extraction, our team will provide you with a list of aftercare instructions and tips to make sure you heal quickly and without complications. We may recommend that you:
- Take time off to rest if you’re able to.
- Eat a soft diet and avoid chewing on the side of your mouth with your extraction site.
- Take mild painkillers for your discomfort.
- Don’t drink from a straw.
- Use a cold compress to take away swelling.
- Maintain good dental hygiene.
If you have any questions or concerns about your procedure or how you should take care of your mouth after your extraction, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our friendly team of professionals will be more than happy to address any of your concerns.