Tooth extractions are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed beyond repair or causing crowding issues. Though it may sound daunting, this common dental procedure is often the key to relieving pain and safeguarding your oral health.

The Need for Tooth Extractions

There are several situations that may call for a tooth extraction. If a tooth is extensively decayed or infected, extracting it can prevent the spread of the infection to neighboring teeth. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth or teeth that are interfering with orthodontic treatment may need to be removed.

The Extraction Process: Step-by-Step

  • Assessment: Our dentist and team evaluates the condition of the affected tooth through X-rays and a thorough examination, ensuring an accurate diagnosis.
  • Numbing the Area: To ensure your comfort, we administer local anesthesia to numb the area surrounding the tooth.
  • Gentle Extraction: Using specialized instruments, we carefully and gently remove the tooth from its socket.
  • Aftercare Instructions: Post-extraction, our team provides detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and minimize discomfort.

Preparing for Tooth Extractions

Before the extraction, Dr. Safina LeClair will discuss the procedure, address any concerns and provide information on the available options for tooth replacement, if necessary.

Life After Tooth Extractions

Following a tooth extraction, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. We will guide you on maintaining proper oral hygiene during the healing process.

The Bright Side of Tooth Extractions

Though losing a tooth may seem disheartening, tooth extractions in Spokane, Washington, can alleviate discomfort, prevent further complications and create room for healthier teeth. Explore replacement options like bridges at Audubon Dental to restore your smile to its full glory! Call us today at 509-325-4227 to learn more.