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Tooth Extractions – Fayetteville, GA

Removing Teeth to Save Smiles


At first glance, taking a tooth completely out of someone’s mouth may seem like a drastic step; however, sometimes it is the best option to take! If possible, we consider other choices, but we’ll recommend extraction when it will benefit the patient most.

Whether you have an infectious tooth or severe periodontal disease, if you need a tooth removed, you can rely on our team to handle the extraction procedure with great care. With us, you’ll stay comfortable throughout the process and know what to expect to get your smile on track. Have questions about tooth extractions in Fayetteville or need to schedule an appointment? Feel free to give our office a call.

Why Choose Sparkling Smiles Fayetteville for Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

diagram of dental pliers extracting a decayed tooth

Although extraction usually is a last resort, there are several reasons why we may recommend this permanent procedure, including:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

dental instruments with extracted tooth on a table

In general, there are two ways to extract a tooth. The first entails using dental pliers to hold onto the tooth and gently rocking it back and forth. Eventually, the connective tissue lets the tooth go, and it slides easily out of the socket. This approach works for teeth that have erupted out of the gums and are accessible through non-surgical means.

For teeth that are still below the gum surface or are too badly damaged to use the traditional method, minor surgery is necessary. After we numb the area or administer sedation, this procedure involves making an incision to access the tooth. In some cases, the tooth needs to be broken into pieces to make extraction easier. Then, the gum tissue is closed up again with sutures.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

guy happily resting on the couch

At Sparkling Smiles, we are concerned about your recovery from a tooth extraction because complications from this procedure could be painful. To heal properly, you need to follow our instructions, especially in the first 48 hours when a protective blood clot needs to form over the socket.

During this time, you need to rest and refrain from hard labor and exerting yourself. For several hours following the procedure, keep a cold compress on your face to manage swelling and take over-the-counter pain medication to manage discomfort. Also, do not smoke, vape, or use a straw. The sucking motion could dislodge the clot, inviting harmful bacteria to the site. You should also eat soft foods like applesauce, mashed vegetables, yogurt, and the like.

After a few days, you may start to resume normal activities and reintroduce normal foods back into your diet as tolerated. If you ever experience severe or worsening pain, a fever, or another unusual symptom, contact our office immediately.

After you’ve healed, we can talk about replacement options, if necessary.

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