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Tooth Extractions

Millcreek Dentist Office Tooth Extractions

Patients of Four Seasons Dental are in good hands when it comes to tooth extractions. Although you may not want to consider losing your natural teeth, it may be your best or only option to maintain your dental health. Our dentists will not extract your natural teeth if it is not necessary.

A tooth extraction is a common procedure among adult patients and is also part of many dental treatments, for example in the treatment of periodontal disease or a wisdom tooth.

What is the Tooth Extraction Procedure?

Here is some information about how a Tooth Extraction is performed at our Millcreek Dentist Office. The dentist will give you an injection of local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth that is to be extracted. The tooth will either be gripped and loosened by the use of forceps, or it may be removed by first cutting it into pieces and removing the whole tooth piece by piece. We are one of the leading dental offices for Dental Extractions in the South Salt Lake City, UT area.

Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it to stop the bleeding and form a blood clot over the exposed site. Alternatively, self-dissolving stitches will be used to close the gum tissue.

What are the Reasons that I should consider a Tooth Extraction?

There are many good reasons why your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction, some common reasons include:  

  • Damage and decay
  • Severe trauma to the tooth
  • Overcrowding ( when your teeth start to overlap as there is not enough space in your mouth for all your teeth)
  • Impaction ( when a tooth does not have enough space to erupt through the gum tissue correctly)
  • Infection
  • Periodontal disease (severe gum disease)

Tooth Extraction Consultation and Procedure

Our team at our dental office near Midvale, UT are ready to discuss with you whether a dental extraction would be a good option for you. We will look at your symptoms, future prognosis, goals for aesthetics and function and possible tooth extraction replacement options before deciding on the proper course of action.

Book an appointment with the team at Four Seasons Dental today to learn more about dental tooth extractions and how they can benefit you!  Call our dental office in Millcreek, UT today for a free consultation.

After a Tooth Extraction:

After a tooth extraction is it important to look at the options for replacing the missing tooth. There are many options available that ensure maximum comfort, functionality and a full smile. Our dentists will be able to talk you through your available options and recommend the right choice for your individual case.

Tooth Extraction Graphic from a dentist near South Salt Lake City Utah

5 Tips for After a Tooth Extraction

  1. Relax for at least 24 hours after the extraction.
  2. Do not rinse your mouth, spit forcefully or use a straw for at least 24 hours to avoid dislodging the blood clot in the tooth socket.
  3. Do not smoke.
  4. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours.
  5. Avoid the extraction site when brushing and flossing your teeth.