At Moses Lake Family Dentistry, our goal is to help our patients enjoy happy, healthy, and complete smiles for decades. However, we understand that sometimes life has other plans. There are plenty of reasons why you may end up with an infected or severely damaged tooth. Fortunately, we can help you say goodbye to painful, infected teeth with tooth extractions in Moses Lake. Our team goes above and beyond to make sure this procedure is quick and comfortable, so you can get back to enjoying a pain-free smile right away. If you have an intense toothache, don’t wait to give us a call!
At first, it may seem like pulling a painful or infected tooth is the easiest way to deal with the problem. However, we only recommend tooth extractions when they’re absolutely necessary. This includes situations like:
Generally speaking, there are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. If a tooth has not fully erupted, it will likely require a surgical extraction, in which case we’ll refer you to a trusted local specialist. However, if the problematic tooth has fully emerged and is completely above the gumline, we can perform a simple extraction to address it.
On the day of your procedure, we’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. Depending on your unique situation, we may also help you relax with calming nitrous oxide sedation. Next, we’ll use special tools to grip the tooth and gently rock it back and forth. Eventually, it will naturally come away from the connective tissues and gums. Then, we’ll clean the site, give you detailed post-op instructions, and send you home to heal.
The only way to know for sure what type of tooth extraction you need, or if one is needed at all, is to come visit us for an evaluation. We’ll take a close look at your mouth above and below the gumline before making a recommendation.
We’ll give you detailed post-op instructions before your procedure. A few of the most important things to keep in mind include:
Slight swelling, discomfort, and occasional bleeding are normal symptoms to experience after a tooth extraction. However, if they don’t seem to improve after a few days, or it feels like they’re getting worse, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away!