If you experience tooth crowding, impacted wisdom teeth, or severe tooth decay, expert dentist Amber Angel, DDS, and her team offer solutions. They complete painless tooth extractions at Angel Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, to restore your beautiful smile and quality of life. Request an appointment at Angel Dentistry online or over the phone today.
Tooth Extractions Q & A
What are tooth extractions?
Tooth extractions at Angel Dentistry removing teeth that don’t fit into your mouth, have severe trauma, or are decaying. While Dr. Angel can save damaged teeth in many cases with root canals, crowns, or other dental restorations, extractions are reserved for severe cases.
Why might I require a tooth extraction?
You might require tooth extraction if you experience:
- Baby teeth that don’t fall out on their own
- Tooth crowding
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth trauma
- Extensive tooth decay
To determine if dental restoration or tooth extraction is right for you, Dr. Angel and her team review your symptoms and dental history. She examines your affected teeth and uses dental X-rays to determine the extent of tooth crowding or damage.
What happens during tooth extractions?
When you arrive for tooth extraction at Angel Dentistry, Dr. Angel numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any discomfort. She offers conscious sedation to help you relax if you feel anxious about the procedure.
She makes a tiny incision and may remove teeth in several pieces. The length of time your procedure lasts depends on the number of teeth requiring extraction. When tooth extraction is complete, Dr. Angel places gauze over the empty spaces to stop bleeding and form blood clots.
What should I expect after the procedure?
After tooth extraction, follow Dr. Angel’s aftercare instructions. You might experience tenderness, swelling, and a small amount of bleeding. To optimize recovery, avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously, don’t smoke, and avoid using a straw for at least 24 hours. Replace the gauze in your mouth regularly.
Rinse your mouth gently for the first few days after treatment. You can apply ice to the extraction area if you’d like to reduce inflammation. Dr. Angel lets you know which pain medication to take if you need it. Brush and floss your teeth as usual, but be gentle near the treatment area.
Call Angel Dentistry if you experience worsening pain, signs of infection, or significant bleeding after extraction. See Dr. Angel for follow-up appointments and every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.
If you develop tooth pain or crowding, request an appointment with Angel Dentistry over the phone or online today.