Tooth Extractions

Safely Remove Teeth

Removing, or extracting, a tooth may become necessary based on infection, periodontal disease, irreparable damage or when other procedures, like dentures or implants, are being undertaken. We work to make the process as painless as possible, including the use of modern anaesthetic techniques.

What to Expect →     Pricing →     FAQs →

“They are perfectionists and very friendly at the same time. The work that was completed is excellent and people who did it are too.”

— DAN BARRING

What to Expect

  • Treatment

    We'll start off by measuring your blood pressure to ensure it is in a safe range to complete the extraction, this is followed by reviewing and signing a consent form for the procedure.With the consent completed, your dentist will numb around the extracted tooth to ensure the procedure is as pain-free as possible. After extracting the tooth, gauze will be used to help clean your gums. Your dentist will review post-treatment instructions with you and retake your blood pressure.
  • Continued Treatment (If Necessary)

    Follow-up visits for extractions are rarely needed but if you are having discomfort that you feel is out of the ordinary we are happy to see you to ensure that the area is healing properly.

FAQs

How long does a tooth extraction take?
The length of the procedure can vary depending on the difficulty and number of extractions being performed. In most cases any less than 3 teeth can be extracted in about an hour.
Will I have pain during or after my procedure?
Prior to initiating the extraction we work to ensure that you have profound numbness. During the procedure you will be able to feel pressure but you should not feel anything painful. After the procedure you can expect some soreness for 3-5 days as you recover.
What limitations on activity will I have after the extraction?
You should not engage in any strenuous activity for 24 hours after surgery. Additionally, you should make the following behavior modifications to ensure optimal healing:• Avoid anything that might dislodge the blood clot and delay or prevent normal healing. • Do not smoke, vigorously rinse or spit, engage in strenuous activities, or drink through a straw for at least two days after an extraction • Stay away from hot liquids, foods that are crunchy or contain seeds or small grains, alcohol, and carbonated soft drinks for two to three days following treatment.

Other Services

My-Friends-Dentist-Thumbnail

Copyright © 2019 Michael R DeFee DMD PhD PLLC. All Rights Reserved. 
Privacy Policy
 | Terms of Use

 

 Find available appointments

Find available appointments