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Tooth Extractions in East Peoria, IL

Although teeth are meant to last throughout life, they sometimes become damaged beyond repair and must be removed. When a dentist pulls your tooth, it’s called a tooth extraction.

When Are Teeth Extractions Necessary?

A dental extraction may be needed when your tooth’s pulp becomes severely infected or periodontal disease causes teeth to loosen. Tooth removal may also be necessary if you have an infection and your immune system is weak or you need an organ transplant. Even healthy teeth are sometimes extracted to resolve orthodontic problems. The idea of having a tooth pulled can be scary, but you have plenty of restoration options such as dentures, bridges and implants. If you’re having a dental extraction in East Peoria, our experienced dentists will help you make the best restoration choice.

Getting Your Tooth Pulled

A dentist or an oral surgeon will perform the extraction procedure. Here’s a quick overview of a typical simple non-surgical extraction process.

First, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to prevent you from feeling any pain. Once it has taken hold, he or she will use loosen the tooth and separate it from the underlying tissue that holds it in place. After it becomes detached, it can be easily lifted from the jaw using forceps. To stop any bleeding, your dentist will pack the empty socket with an absorbent material and ask you to bite down on it.

Tooth Extraction Cost

The tooth extraction cost depends on a number of variables such as the anesthesia type, the extraction process, the location of the tooth in your jaw, the condition of the tooth and whether or not the procedure was performed as an emergency. Dental insurance plans typically cover most or all of the cost. To find out more about the cost of a tooth extraction in East Peoria, contact our office.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure and is usually performed by an oral surgeon. It may be needed when the tooth removal is expected to be complex or an impacted wisdom tooth is trapped in your jaw. Surgical extractions are performed while you are under anesthesia, so you won’t be awake during the process.

Tooth Extraction Healing

After getting a tooth pulled, you’ll experience several healing stages. The initial pain and swelling will diminish during the first week. Your gum tissues will heal in about four weeks, and your jawbone will grow to fill in the empty space in six to eight months. Tooth extraction pain is usually mild and manageable with over-the-counter pain medicines. If the blood clot that forms inside the tooth’s socket becomes dislodged, you may experience a severely painful condition called dry socket. Contact your dentist if this occurs so that he or she can place a special dressing over the empty socket to help it form a new clot.

Taking Care of Yourself After a Dental Extraction

Extraction aftercare is important for helping you recover quickly. Here are a few guidelines that your dentist may recommend after you have a tooth extraction in East Peoria.

  • Avoid drinking through a straw for the first day or so as it can dislodge your blood clot.
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco use.
  • Don’t rinse vigorously.
  • Be sure to follow your dentist’s dietary recommendations.
  • If you experience minor swelling, apply a cold compress and call your dentist.

When you need to have a tooth removal performed, our skilled and experienced dentists are ready to help. Contact our office for more information.

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