Preserving healthy teeth is always preferable, but sometimes a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that extraction is in the patient’s best interest. At our dental practice in Greeley, CO, Dr. Stephen Brown draws on years of experience to perform a tooth extraction with minimal discomfort. Affordable Dental Clinics offers a number of tooth replacement solutions when permanent teeth need to be removed, including dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants.
Patients of all ages may require a tooth extraction to improve their oral health. Reasons for needing a tooth extraction include having:
Prior to extraction, Dr. Brown will administer a local anesthetic, and sedation if needed, to keep patients comfortable and relaxed. Next, he will gently rock the tooth back and forth within the socket to loosen it. He will then remove it using forceps. Finally, he will place gauze over the socket and have you bite down to facilitate blood clotting.
Regardless of the reason you require a tooth extraction, we can safely remove the tooth with little discomfort.
Most patients need a couple of days of recovery following a tooth extraction. We may provide pain medication to relieve any discomfort, and ice can be applied to minimize swelling.
Patients will need to wait 24 hours before brushing their teeth, and should avoid using a straw for at least two days. During recovery, patients should eat soft foods and avoid food or beverages that are hot.
If you have a permanent tooth extracted, it is strongly recommended that it be replaced. Complications can occur when a tooth is removed without replacement solutions. In such instances patients may endure:
To prevent escalating dental issues and to complete your smile, teeth can be replaced with traditional dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. The preferred tooth replacement solution is attaching prosthetics to dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically embedded into the jawbone to provide unparalleled durability for your artificial teeth for years to come, if not a lifetime.
Regardless of the reason you require a tooth extraction - for severe dental infection, preparation for orthodontic treatment, or otherwise - Dr. Stephen Brown can safely remove the tooth with little discomfort. Call Affordable Dental Clinics at (970) 353-6249 or contact us online to learn more about our gentle tooth extractions.
I am very pleased with the service I received at Dr. Brown's office. All the people there are very nice and easy to work with. I would refer anyone to this office, I am very happy with my dental work done here.