Simple and Surgical Extractions in Trafalgar, IN

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What are Simple and Surgical Extractions?

While doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig make every effort to rescue and maintain your natural teeth, there are instances where a tooth or teeth might have to be taken out. A simple extraction removes a tooth that's visible above the gums. This is normally used for a tooth that's decayed or damaged and cannot be repaired. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth that has not erupted over the gums. Surgical extractions are frequently done to take out impacted teeth, like the wisdom teeth, that do not have sufficient space to fit into your mouth. Regardless of the reason for having an extraction at Dental Beauty Wellness Center, our team will treat you with the best treatment. Our Trafalgar, IN office offers simple and surgical extractions utilizing cutting-edge technologies so we can provide our Bargersville, Franklin, and Columbus, IN patients with stunning outcomes. Contact our team to learn more or to schedule a consultation to learn how you can enhance your oral health.

What Can I Expect from Simple and Surgical Extractions?

Dental extractions are performed in our Trafalgar, IN office using local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth being treated. Once you're prepared, Dr. Hendrickson will begin your extraction. During a simple extraction, Dr. Hendrickson will loosen your tooth using a special device called an elevator, then will remove the tooth. A surgical extraction entails making incisions into your gums to get to your tooth. If necessary, we may have to break the tooth into smaller pieces so it can be taken out. When the tooth is removed, one of our dentists will suture an incision in your gums. As your mouth heals, you should avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. Your recovery process will depend on the extent of your dental extraction, but you should eat soft, cool food for at least a few days after your procedure. We will let you know what to expect during your recovery and how you can take care of your mouth. Your gums will be swollen, so cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication can be used to ease swelling and any pain. We may want to schedule a follow-up visit to check your healing process.

Extraction for a Healthy Mouth

When you have a damaged tooth or if your mouth does not have enough space for a tooth, a dental extraction at Dental Beauty Wellness Center may be necessary to improve your smile and oral health. Make an appointment with doctors of dental surgery Dr. Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig at their office in Trafalgar, IN to learn more about simple and surgical tooth extractions.

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