About Tooth Extractions
Our team works diligently with patients to provide the most gentle and effective dental treatments. If incoming wisdom teeth are placing your smile at risk of misalignment, or if a decayed tooth cannot be saved, we guide patients through a safe and gentle process to carefully remove a problematic tooth and support a healthier smile overall. To learn more about tooth extraction in Lombard, schedule your appointment with us by calling (630) 916-0701. We look forward to supporting your health and wellness as your local dentist in Lombard!
Do I Need A Tooth Pulled?
We will work with you to provide the best dental care possible in preventive and conservative dentistry, carefully assessing your dental health and reviewing your medical history before recommending any treatment. When a root canal, dental crown or other restorative dental treatment is not enough to save a decayed or injured tooth, tooth extraction may be necessary. The following are the most common reasons for needing a tooth extraction:
- Crowded smile or poorly positioned wisdom teeth
- Significant tooth decay or damage due to dental injury or neglect
- Risks of infection or inflammation from an infected tooth root or bacteria
- Loosened tooth from decay such as periodontal disease or gum disease
Single Tooth And Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Modern dental technology has allowed tooth extractions to become a gentle and effective treatment for patients with a crowded smile, where there is not enough room in the jaw to support the teeth, or where one or more teeth have suffered from significant damage or decay. Dr. Brett Blacher is dedicated to making every experience at the dentist feel positive and supportive. When you need one or more teeth removed, he will guide you through comfortable and effective treatment using comfortable sedation dentistry for a painless experience throughout the process.
What To Expect From Tooth Extraction in Lombard
Tooth removal, such as wisdom tooth extraction, may seem intimidating at first but is a relatively common treatment for patients of various ages and backgrounds. If you have decided with Dr. Blacher that tooth extraction is right for you, the appointment begins by administering a calming anesthesia to promote gentle relaxation. Using specialized forceps, Dr. Blacher will carefully grasp the tooth and gently move it back and forth to loosen the tooth for easy removal. If the tooth is impacted (where it rests below the gum tissue) or has to be removed in pieces, a surgical extraction may be required to carefully remove the tooth. The affected area can be sealed using a couple dissolvable stitches.
After Tooth Extraction
As your family dentist in Lombard, Dr. Blacher believes in building positive memories at every appointment, where patients can live comfortably before, during and even after treatment. To support fast and comfortable healing, it is recommended to follow a few at-home tips for your care and comfort:
- Do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours and avoid smoking or rigorous activity
- Do not engage in rigorous activity, spit forcefully or drink through a straw
- Slowly introduce soft foods and gently rinse with warm salt water after meals and before bed
- If swelling is present, apply a cold pack to the outside of the cheek and sleep with numerous pillows under the head for added support.
If you have any questions about your dental health or want to schedule an appointment for tooth extraction with Dr. Blacher, call our office at (630) 916-0701. We look forward to improving your health and comfort by offering a full range of services for your unique dental needs.
“We provide the most conservative treatments possible to fix your dental problem and provide the best long term solution for your dental health and smile.”
At Brett Blacher DDS, dentistry isn’t just about repairing teeth--it’s about improving the long term health of every patient through care that is personal to each client. We talk to each patient as a person first, understanding their specific needs and helping them achieve a level of health they never thought was possible before, so they can enjoy their smiles for years to come with a dentist they can trust.
Dr. Brett Blacher
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From easing toothaches while they’re small, to giving you a call to check in after your smile makeover, your health is in good hands when you make an appointment at Brett Blacher DDS by calling 630-916-0701.