Tooth Extractions in Littleton, CO
At Summit Family Dentistry, we always strive to repair your natural teeth. However, there are some cases where a tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your overall oral health. If you need an extraction, don’t worry! Our team works with a gentle touch and makes the process as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We’ll even go over tooth replacement options for you to consider after the procedure. Questions? Contact us to learn more!Schedule Online
When is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Every patient is different, which means that reasons for tooth extractions can vary.
However, we’ve curated a list of the most common reasons someone may need an extraction, such as:
- Your tooth is severely infected and a root canal isn’t a viable option.
- Your tooth is severely damaged from a trauma.
- Your wisdom teeth are impacted or crowding your existing teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
One of the most common extractions we perform at our office is wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom teeth are your third and last set of molars and they can often be problematic when they come in. They can cause crowding, become lodged underneath the gum line, push other teeth, and more. If you are having issues with your wisdom teeth, please call our office to book a consultation as soon as possible!
After your tooth extraction, we’ll send you home with personalized aftercare instructions based on your unique needs. It’s important that you follow the guidelines closely to ensure that you have a smooth and speedy recovery. Here are some of the most common dos and don’ts to follow after your extraction:
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed
- Ice the area
- Avoid using straws
- Rinse your mouth with salt and warm water
- Eat soft foods
- Don’t smoke