Come to our clinic for safe tooth extractions in Kansas City, MO. In many cases, repairing a tooth is unnecessary if it’s severely damaged; thus, our dentist may suggest this procedure. No matter the case, we ensure our patients a safe and painless process.
Here are some common reasons that require teeth removal:
- Periodontal Disease
- Wisdom Teeth
The Extraction Process
Schedule a visit for an assessment with our dentist, who performs general dentistry in Kansas City, MO. The dentist will review your dental history before suggesting a tooth extraction. You will need X-rays to determine the best procedure for your mouth. There are two types of extractions:
- Simple Extraction—After receiving local anesthesia, the numb area will be ready for removal. The dentist uses an elevator instrument to extract the tooth with dental forceps.
- Surgical Extraction—This is a complex procedure involving local and intravenous anesthesia. The oral surgeon or dentist will make a small incision into your gum to remove the tooth.
After the Extraction
The dentist will focus on limiting the bleeding. You will bite a sterile gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes, waiting for clotting. Before leaving, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions and prescribe painkillers if necessary.
Take care of your mouth with regular oral hygiene steps and apply a frozen bag to reduce swelling. Follow our dentist’s instructions, and you will feel better soon. However, if the pain and swelling persist, call our office for immediate assistance.