Though most people dread tooth extractions, Dr. Francesca DeRose and Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes at DeRose Dental provide patients around Racine, Wisconsin, with a caring and comprehensive approach, so that a simple or surgical extraction feels like a piece of cake. Contact the office today by phone or online to find out whether you’re in need of an extraction.
Simple and surgical extractions are your two options when your tooth needs to be removed.
If your tooth is visible above the gum and easily accessed, Dr. DeRose or Dr. Barnes can extract it without the need for an incision. These types of extractions are called simple.
If the affected tooth is severely broken down, your dentist may need to make an incision to move gum tissue and remove bone to extract the tooth. These are called surgical extractions. You may need a few stitches following the procedure.
Should there be complications during a simple extraction, the procedure can very quickly turn into a surgical one.
The team at DeRose Dental recommends that you consider tooth extractions if you experience any of the following:
Dr. DeRose or Dr. Barnes at DeRose Dental can help you determine whether you should have your tooth extracted.
Your dentist at DeRose Dental will only recommend a tooth extraction after reviewing your health history to make sure your body is receptive to extraction procedures.
If you go forward with a tooth extraction, Dr. DeRose or Dr. Barnes apply a numbing agent to the treatment area before extracting your tooth.
While it usually takes two weeks for the extraction site to close, you might need to wait for up to six months for the soft tissue and bone to grow back.
Dr. DeRose and Dr. Barnes recommend that you do not do the following immediately after the procedure:
Maintaining healthy oral hygiene is crucial, both immediately after the procedure and on a daily basis. The team at DeRose Dental can help you develop proper habits.
You should contact DeRose Dental immediately if you experience any of the following:
Tooth extractions have been part of everyday dental procedures and aren’t as dreadful as history paints them out to be. Contact DeRose Dental in Racine, Wisconsin, today by phone or online to learn more about what they can do for you.