At State Valley Dental, we do everything possible to save your natural teeth. But if that doesn’t happen, you can count on us to provide safe, gentle tooth extraction services. Our Cuyahoga Falls, OH, dental care team puts your safety and comfort first through every procedure, including extractions. So, you can come to us with confidence that you’re in great hands and will get the results you seek.
Signs You May Need a Tooth Removed
The most common signs that you may need a tooth removed include:
- Jaw or facial swelling
- Severe pain in your tooth or jaw
- Crowding in the upper or lower arch
- A history of gum disease
- Gum infection
- Dental trauma
Depending on your situation, you may need a tooth extraction performed on an emergency basis. If that’s the case, we’ll make time on our schedule, so you can come in right away for care. In most cases, tooth extractions are performed routinely, like wisdom tooth removal, or to prepare your mouth for dentures or implants.
What to Expect During and After the Procedure
Extractions are performed using a local anesthetic that numbs the area around the tooth. This helps you stay comfortable while your dentist gently extracts the tooth and places sutures if needed. The process usually takes less than 40 minutes to complete.
After the procedure, your dentist will put a piece of rolled-up gauze in your mouth to bite on. You will want to replace the gauze every hour or as directed until the bleeding stops. For the first 24 hours, try to stay hydrated, only eat soft foods, and get plenty of rest. Follow all aftercare instructions provided by your dentist for the best healing experience.
Call to Schedule Your Visit to State Valley Dental
If you’re ready to schedule a great time to visit our Cuyahoga Falls, OH, dental care clinic, simply dial 330-920-8060 to reach our team. We’ll take the time to learn about your care needs and find the best time and date for your visit. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health and maintain your bright, confident smile, so please feel free to call anytime for our support.