Extractions

DeRose Dental

General Dentistry located in Racine, WI

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.

Extractions Q & A

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What are simple and surgical extractions?

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.

When should you get a tooth extracted?

The team at DeRose Dental recommends that you consider tooth extractions if you experience any of the following:

  • Irreparable damage to a tooth
  • Severely infected teeth
  • Too little room for other teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Joint problems in the jaw
  • Baby teeth that don’t fall out on their own, preventing the permanent teeth underneath from being able to grow in

Dr. DeRose or Dr. Barnes at DeRose Dental can help you determine whether you should have your tooth extracted.

How does the procedure work?

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.

What should you do after the procedure?

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:

  • Smoke
  • Rinse your mouth vigorously
  • Drink through a straw for 24 hours
  • Eat hard foods

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.

What are the side effects of tooth extractions?

You should contact DeRose Dental immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Sinus problems
  • Nerve injury

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.