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Tooth Extractions

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Advanced Tooth Extraction in Clawson, MI

A tooth extraction can be an intimidating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. At My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, we focus on your comfort. Our primary goal is to preserve your tooth. However, in some cases, the only solution is a tooth extraction. When this is the case, our experienced dentists will explain all of your options, including why a tooth extraction is the best option in your situation.

After your tooth has been extracted, we offer a variety of restorative options, including crowns and dentures, to restore your smile. We can discuss these with you during your initial consultation. Whether you need an emergency tooth extraction or want to learn more about your options to alleviate pain, we can help. To get started, contact us to schedule a consultation for any of our dental procedures.

Post-Extraction Restorative Options

Missing teeth after an extraction can affect your confidence and oral health. That’s why My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, offers patients a variety of restorative options to restore their smiles and dental health. These include, but are not limited to:

To learn more about your smile restoration options, schedule a consultation with our experienced restorative and cosmetic dentists today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tooth Extractions

It’s understandable to have questions about a more invasive dental procedure, like an extraction. The team at My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, has put together a list of our most commonly asked questions surrounding tooth extractions. If you have any other questions, please share them with us at your next appointment. We’ll do our best to answer them.

Within a week of your tooth extraction, you will feel much better and be able to resume your daily routine. However, your mouth will still be healing, so you should be cautious of the affected area when eating, brushing, or flossing.

Like with any dental procedure, there are certain instructions you will need to follow after a tooth extraction to reduce discomfort and prevent infection, including:

  • Eating Habits: For the first 24 hours after your procedure, we recommend eating only soft foods, like pudding or applesauce.
  • Hygiene: While you may brush and floss any remaining teeth as usual, try to be gentle around the affected area. Oral hygiene habits prevent infection, so it is essential that you continue these practices after your extraction.
  • Pain Management: You may feel some pain once the anesthesia wears off. Depending on the severity of your pain, you can also take over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen. If you have been prescribed antibiotics or painkillers, take them as directed.
  • Reduce Swelling: You may experience some swelling for 24 hours post-extraction. To reduce swelling, you can apply a cold compress to your cheek for a few minutes at a time. To make a cold compress at home, wrap an ice pack or ice in a towel or washcloth.

If you have any other questions regarding aftercare, please share them with your dentist at your appointment. They will do their best to answer them.

While we try to do our best to preserve your teeth, there are some situations where a tooth extraction may be necessary, for example:

  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth
  • Overcrowding in the mouth
  • Gum disease or other oral health concerns

If you’re not sure whether a tooth extraction is right for your situation, schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your options.

Schedule a Consultation for Extraction

If you’re experiencing toothaches or other concerning symptoms, contact the experts at My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, to get the help you need fast. While we prioritize saving your teeth, if you need an extraction, we will do our best to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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