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Tooth Extractions – Casper, WY

Say Goodbye to Problem Teeth

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No one wants to lose their teeth, and extraction is never the first choice of your dentist. However, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary to restore and maintain the health of your smile. Ultimately, if a tooth is damaged beyond repair, it can cause problems in surrounding areas. Dr. Erin M. Prach provides tooth extractions in Casper so you can say goodbye to problem teeth. To learn more about extractions, contact our office.

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Man needing tooth extraction in Casper

We always do everything we can to help patients keep their natural teeth, but sometimes this simply isn’t a viable option. Here are some reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary in order to restore your overall dental health and function:

  • There is severe damage or decay to the tooth that is irreparable.
  • To ensure a long-term success of a restoration – such as a denture.
  • To allow for a patient to undergo orthodontic treatment.
  • If a tooth is impacted and unable to properly erupt.
  • When a primary tooth won’t fall out on its own.

By extracting problem teeth, future infections and other oral health issues are much less likely to occur.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Forceps holding extracted tooth in Casper

Teeth are usually removed by either pulling or surgical extraction. Teeth can only be “pulled” when they have fully emerged from the gumline. In this case, we will start by numbing the area around your tooth with a local anesthetic and use a clasping tool to shift around the tooth until it breaks away from the gumline. If pulling a tooth isn’t possible, the tooth will need to be surgically extracted. For this procedure, a small incision is made to the gum tissue to allow us the ability to reach enough of your tooth to fully remove it.

To determine which extraction method is necessary for you, come see us for a consultation where we can evaluate your smile. When we discuss your extraction, we can also talk about tooth replacement options to prevent future oral health issues as a result of missing teeth.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Before you leave our office, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to help you stay comfortable and avoid complications. Every case is different, but here are some steps that we will typically recommend for an efficient recovery:

  • Rinse with saltwater 24 hours after your procedure.
  • Avoid using tobacco products until your mouth has healed.
  • Elevate your head while sleeping.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed medications as directed.
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Stay away from hard, crunchy, and sticky foods.