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Tooth Extractions – Brecksville, OH

Preserving the Health
of Your Smile

At Brecksville Dental Excellence, our team will always try to preserve your natural teeth at all costs. However, in some cases, we’re able to save more of your natural teeth by removing one or more severely damaged or decayed teeth using tooth extractions in our Brecksville, OH dental office. This is because issues like infections and gum disease can spread and wreak havoc on surrounding teeth if they’re not taken care of. Fortunately, we offer several custom-tailored tooth replacement solutions to help rebuild your smile and make it healthier than before.

Why Choose Brecksville Dental Excellence for Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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Here are some of the situations in which we may suggest removing a tooth:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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Before the treatment process begins, we will first take X-rays and conduct an oral exam to determine if extracting your tooth is necessary. If it is, then we will intervene with a simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction is ideal when the tooth in question has fully erupted. In that case, we will use special tools to gently loosen the tooth until it can be removed. If, on the other hand, the tooth is underneath the gumline, then we will need to create a small cut in order to access the tooth and remove it. At the end of your appointment, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery as well.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Following your tooth extraction, you should follow the below guidelines so your recovery is as smooth as possible:

If a tooth extraction is the best way to restore the look, health, and function of your smile, know that our talented emergency dentist will do everything possible to make your experience as smooth and positive as possible.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

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A tooth extraction is never your dentist’s preferred option, but sometimes it is necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. You may still have some unanswered questions about the procedure, so we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about tooth extractions in Brecksville. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to address your questions or concerns.

Does Getting a Tooth Extracted Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that it will be painful. Fortunately, no matter how many teeth you have extracted, the first step is always to numb the area with a local anesthetic. You will likely experience some soreness for a few days afterward, but this can be managed by abiding by the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Saleh. If discomfort worsens or you begin showing signs of infection, give us a call so we can help.

Can I Leave the Space Empty After a Tooth Extraction?

If the tooth being pulled is in the back of your mouth, you may be wondering if it is even worth the trouble to replace it. The truth is that teeth do so much more than just create a beautiful smile. They are essential for proper chewing and enunciating clearly. A single missing back tooth can lead you to experience poor nutrition or even develop a lisp. It is recommended that when you are done healing, you schedule an appointment with us to discuss which tooth replacement option is right for you.

How Long After a Tooth Extraction Can I Get Dentures?

It usually takes around six to eight weeks to get your dentures. Once you have completely healed, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth which will be used to craft your restoration. During this time, they will also make a note of the ideal size, shape, and shape of your replacement teeth, which the lab artisans will follow to craft your denture. Once they are created, Dr. Saleh will have you try them on and make any final adjustments.

How Should I Prepare for My Tooth Extraction?

Preparing for your procedure is very important. Be sure to ask any questions ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your treatment. Ask what you should bring and eat the morning of. If you are given specific instructions, like to just drink water or pick up a prescription, follow those directions. If you are receiving sedation for your treatment, you should arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home from your appointment.

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