When possible, our goal is to preserve all your teeth. That said, there are situations where we need to extract a tooth. If this is the case, you can rest easy knowing that this is a common procedure, and we have many ways to replace any extracted teeth.

Learn more about when extractions are necessary and what you can expect from the procedure.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Tooth Extraction?

Extraction may be necessary for the following reasons:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

What to Expect from Your Tooth Extraction

At the start of your appointment, we’ll numb the area with an anesthetic. In most situations, we’re using local anesthetic. We may also need to make an incision in your gums if the tooth is impacted.

Once the area is ready, we can extract the tooth. Once the extraction is complete, you’ll want to wait until the feeling returns to your mouth before eating solid foods. You should also abstain from smoking for at least 48 hours.

We’ll provide you with gauze, which will help stem any bleeding you’re experiencing. This bleeding is normal and should stop within 24 hours of the extension. If you’re experiencing bleeding outside that timeframe, contact our office for an examination.

Need a Tooth Extraction in Morton, Illinois?

Morton Dental Center is here for you. Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask us, or you’re ready to book an appointment, please reach out to us today!