Tooth Extractions – Glenpool, OK
Smooth, Precise Tooth Removals
There comes a time for many patients during their oral health journey when common restorative dentistry treatments are no longer helpful and tooth extraction is inevitable. It’s never a fun experience to lose your natural teeth – in fact, the thought of it can be downright depressing. Despite your hesitation, though, you shouldn’t delay treatment by any means. If left untreated, the infection can spread from the affected tooth or teeth to other healthy teeth and cause even more serious problems down the road. Your affected tooth could also be holding up important treatment or procedures at our dental practice or hinder the overall functionality of your mouth.
Whatever the case is, Drs. Mohanna, Georgy, and MacLeod are here to make the extraction process as painless and simple as possible with their precise, effective care that puts your comfort first. At our Glenpool-based practice, we’re committed to giving you every reason to smile.
Why Choose 918 Dentist for Emergency Dentistry?
- A Dentist Skilled in Performing Oral Surgery
- High-Quality Implants and Bridges to Fill the Gap
- Prevent Decay from Spreading
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Here are some common scenarios where tooth extraction may be necessary:
- A severely decayed tooth.
- A broken tooth that can’t be treated with a dental crown.
- Preparation for orthodontic work.
- Impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth.
What are the Types of Tooth Extraction?
Throughout the extraction process, our expert staff will do everything they can to help make your experience as comfortable, calm, and smooth as possible. Here are the kinds of tooth extraction we can help with.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
In most of the cases we see, Dr. Mohanna’s goal is to help patients maintain all of their natural, healthy teeth for life. However, the late arrival of the third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) can often lead to overcrowding, impaction, infection, and other serious problems that can spread through your entire smile. If not taken care of properly and in a timely manner, serious oral health problems can occur. That’s why our team at 918 Dentist may recommend having them removed early on.
Multiple Tooth Extractions
Although we do our best to avoid these situations, in some cases, more than one tooth needs to be removed in one procedure. Often, this happens as a result of untreated advanced gum disease, multiple wisdom teeth, or a severe dental injury. Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured that our team will guide you through the process and will treat you with gentle compassion.
Extraction Site Preservation
Even in the act of extracting one or more teeth, we can plan for your potential tooth replacement by preserving the extraction site. That way, you can get a dental implant down the road much more easily, helping you return to full oral health.
The Tooth Extraction Process
When undergoing an extraction, we’ll be sure to first numb the area where we’ll be removing the tooth or teeth. In addition, we can provide sedation dentistry for you if you feel uncomfortable or afraid of undergoing the procedure. We’ll perform the extraction as quickly as possible; stitches might be required afterwards. After a brief recovery period, you’ll be back in tip-top shape. Then, we can discuss the variety of options we’re able to offer you that can replace your teeth and rejuvenate your smile. We can fit you for dental implants, bridges, full or partial dentures – whatever service fits you and your unique needs best. We will be happy to thoroughly discuss the benefits of each and help you to make a well-informed choice that will enhance the quality of your life.
What Should I Do for Post-Operative Care?
Although having a tooth extracted is minor surgery, it is still surgery, nonetheless. That means that you need to take it easy for a few days following the procedure. To help you heal, you need to follow our specific instructions, but here are some general tips for post-operative care:
- Keep gauze on the site for a few hours afterward, replacing it as necessary.
- Allow a clot to form on the extraction site to protect it from bacteria.
- Refrain from strenuous activity for at least 48 hours.
- Eat soft foods, steadily working back up to a normal diet over the course of a week or so.
- Do not use a straw for at least a few days to avoid the clot from getting dislodged and causing an infection called dry socket.
- Rinse the site gently with water. You can brush your teeth, but avoid the extraction site.
- Call our Glenpool office if you experience swelling beyond two days after your extraction, fever, or increasing pain.
Don’t let the thought of tooth extraction keep you from living your life the way you want to – instead, consider it an opportunity to improve your oral health and rebuild your smile from scratch, giving you the gorgeous look you’ve always dreamed of. Contact our Glenpool practice today to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll be happy to provide you with effective and comfortable care that puts your desires first every single time.
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