Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Extraction

There are several reasons why our patients at Renken Dentistry provide tooth extraction procedures. People of all ages have required a tooth extraction, and we have highly trained and qualified dentists standing by for all your dental emergency needs. Regardless of why you need to extract a tooth, we are ready to guide you through the process. Read on to learn everything you need to know about tooth extraction.

What are the common reasons for extracting a tooth?

  • Overcrowding is often an issue with wisdom teeth in our patients. When a tooth begins to emerge, it may come too close to an already emerged tooth causing overcrowding.
  • Infection occurs when a tooth begins to decay. The problem arises when the infection begins to spread to the surrounding teeth. We always suggest a tooth extraction to prevent this from affecting your other teeth.
  • Often times a child with braces may need to extract a tooth/teeth to properly align their teeth prior to getting braces put on their teeth.
  • Finally, if your tooth has felt the effects of severe trauma, we may suggest a tooth extraction procedure.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction procedure?

Swelling typically only lasts up to 48 hours after your procedure. It may take up to two weeks for your mouth to be completely healed.

We are often asked if a toothache can go away on its own. Typically, dental pain will have a deeper issue. It is important for your dentist to figure out the underlying issue to completely protect your dental health. Dental pain could be a part of the outcome of having an infection. In order to prevent further pain and dental costs, we recommend you fix the problem as soon as possible!