Dental Extraction Services

Trust Argyle Associates for All Your Dental Extraction Needs

Dental extractions are sometimes necessary to maintain the health and integrity of your oral cavity. Whether it's an impacted tooth, a damaged tooth, or overcrowding, removal can be essential.

If your dentist has recommended a dental extraction, know that you're in experienced hands with us. Dental extractions are common, and our skilled surgeons perform thousands each year. Perfecting the patient experience is at the heart of what we do. Every patient's situation is unique, and we ensure that our services and treatments are tailored to individual needs. From the initial consultation to the recovery process, your comfort, confidence, and well-being are our primary concerns. Dive deeper into our dental extraction procedures below.

Expectations During a Dental Extraction

During The Procedure

During a dental extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will select one of three anesthesia options based on the procedure’s complexity and your comfort preference.

  1. Preparation

    The area around the tooth is cleaned and prepped.

  2. Incision

    If the tooth is impacted or not fully erupted, a small incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth.

  3. Loosening the Tooth:
    The dentist or oral surgeon will gently rock the tooth back and forth using specialized tools to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments holding it in place.

  4. Extraction

    Once the tooth is adequately loosened, it’s carefully removed from its socket.

  5. Bone Preservation
     In some cases, especially if future dental implant placement is considered, a bone grafting material might be placed in the socket to preserve bone volume.

  6. Stitching

    The area may be sutured to aid in healing, especially if an incision was made. These stitches might be dissolvable or may require removal at a follow-up appointment.

  7. Gauze Placement
    A gauze pad is placed over the extraction site to help control bleeding and to aid in clot formation.

After The Procedure

After your dental extraction procedure, if you’ve undergone sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia, you’ll be escorted to our recovery room to ensure you’re stable and comfortable. Prior to the procedure, you would have been advised to arrange transportation, considering the type of anesthesia administered, to ensure your safety post-surgery.

  1. Rest and Recovery: It’s essential to rest for at least 24 hours post-surgery. Avoid any strenuous activities that might disrupt the healing process.
  2. Pain Management: Mild discomfort is normal. Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medications can be taken as directed to manage any pain or swelling.
  3. Dietary Precautions: Stick to soft foods and avoid hot beverages for the first few days. Refrain from using straws as the suction can disrupt the healing site.
  4. Oral Hygiene: While direct rinsing of the extraction site should be avoided for the first 24 hours, maintaining oral hygiene is crucial. Gentle rinsing with warm salt water can help keep the area clean after the initial healing period.

Dental Extractions FAQ

Dental extractions are performed for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, infection, overcrowding, impacted teeth, or preparation for orthodontic treatment. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend extraction if it’s the best option for your oral health.
A simple extraction involves removing a tooth that is visible above the gum line using dental forceps. A surgical extraction, on the other hand, is more complex and is used for teeth that are broken at the gum line or have not erupted fully. It may involve making an incision in the gum.
Recovery time can vary based on the complexity of the extraction. Generally, initial healing takes about 1-2 weeks. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and avoid complications.
Before the extraction, an appropriate form of anesthesia will be administered to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Post-surgery, any discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or medications prescribed by your dentist.

At Argyle Associates, our primary recommendation for a missing tooth is a Dental Implant. Dental implants are a state-of-the-art solution that not only restores the appearance of your smile but also its functionality. The implant, made of titanium, acts as an artificial tooth root, providing a strong foundation for a replacement crown. This ensures stability, prevents jawbone loss, and offers a natural look and feel. Our team of specialists will guide you through the entire process, ensuring optimal results and a seamless integration with your natural teeth.

To get more information, please visit our website or contact our office directly. Our dedicated team at Argyle Associates is always here to assist you with any queries or to schedule a consultation. You can also find detailed resources and service descriptions on our website to further guide you.