Tooth Removal

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Pain Free Teeth Extractions

Restore your oral health with stress-free and professional tooth extractions—call (919) 471-1502  to schedule an appointment!

In some cases, extracting a damaged tooth is the best way to restore optimum oral health. At Diadem Family Dental, we aim to make professional tooth extractions in Durham, NC, as painless and stress-free as possible.

When Do You Need Teeth Removal?

Generally, your dentist in Durham will recommend a tooth removal when the tooth cannot be fixed.

  • The cavity has spread too far or too deep
  • An infection is too severe to remedy by other dental treatments
  • You have extra or baby teeth blocking others from coming in

Types of Dental Extractions

Non-Surgical

During a non-surgical or simple tooth extraction, your dentist will loosen the infected tooth and remove it with forceps. Patients will typically receive a local anesthetic to minimize pain and make the procedure more comfortable.

Surgical

Your dentist will use surgical extraction for more severe tooth damage.

  • When your tooth breaks at the gum line
  • When your tooth has curved roots
  • When you have an especially large tooth
  • When your tooth has yet to come in, such as wisdom teeth

During surgical extractions, we offer anesthesia and sedation options to relieve pain and discomfort.

What To Do After a Tooth Removal

Your dentist will ask you to keep gauze on your extraction site to control bleeding following your tooth removal. This helps the blood clot and encourages proper healing.

As a part of the healing process, you will need to refrain from eating hard or crunchy foods, smoking, or spitting. These actions will disrupt the healing process and could lead to potential oral health complications.

Since dental extraction is an invasive procedure, patients can expect minor discomfort. Although you will not need prescription pain medication, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen will help alleviate pain. In addition, you can use an ice pack to reduce any swelling.

In some cases, patients will experience jaw stiffness after the procedure. Using a warm compress will offer relief.

Post-extraction swelling and bleeding typically only last a couple of days. However, it is essential to follow your dentist's instructions following a dental extraction to promote proper healing.

Smile Restoration

Depending on the reason for the tooth removal, your dentist may recommend dental implants to complete your smile. Dental implants consist of artificial material customized to look and feel like a natural tooth.

Bridges

Dental bridges fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth. Your dentist will anchor a dental bridge to your surrounding teeth to create a natural-feeling bite.

Dental Implants

After a single tooth extraction, a dental implant can replace the removed tooth. Patients can choose from various materials and colors that fit the natural mold of their teeth.

Tooth Extractions in Durham, NC

When it comes to tooth extractions in Durham, NC, Diadem Family Dental aims to give patients a comfortable experience to restore their oral health. Call us today at (919) 471-1502 to learn more about how we can help you create a brighter smile.

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