Tooth Extractions – Farmington, CT

Get Rid of What Ails You

It’s the goal of every dentist to preserve as many of their clients teeth as possible, but in some circumstances, it may seem like one of yours is doing you more harm than good. Whether you have a toothache that just won’t seem to fade or one of your pearly whites hasn’t sprouted properly, you might rather just get rid of the tooth rather than try and save it.

If you live near Farmington, CT, a tooth extraction from BPS Periodontics can get rid of what ails you. If you’re in need of help, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk to you.

Why Choose BPS Periodontics For Tooth Extractions? 

  • 2 Board-Certified Periodontists on Staff
  • Sedation Available for the Comfort of our Patients
  • Patients Dental Team Who Will Listen to you Needs

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

someone smiling and holding their tooth

As we hinted at previously, tooth extractions are typically the last resort for patients. However, there are some cases where they are absolutely invaluable. For example, there are instances where there is severe damage to the tooth, like decay that can’t necessarily be remedied by a root canal or filling. However, there are some teeth that need to be removed in order to make subsequent treatment easier,    like if crowded teeth are being treated via orthodontics, or if you’re getting a full denture.

Some teeth also aren’t destined for success, becoming impacted before they can emerge completely. In such cases, it may be a good idea to remove the tooth before they become impacted or push other teeth out of place.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

someone holding a tooth in forceps

Before the procedure itself, we’ll talk to you at a consultation about what the procedure will entail and what aftercare will look like for you. We’ll also spend time on what you’d like to replace the tooth with once the treatment is done.

People are often intimidated by the process of a tooth extraction, but they shouldn’t be. Before the process your mouth is going be numbed completely, meaning that you can expect to be completely comfortable for the duration of the procedure.

Once this is done, your dentist will use a tool called an elevator to gently lift the tooth out of its socket, then dental forceps to actually wiggle it out of place.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

tooth in a set of forceps

We’ll be sure to give you detailed instructions for how you can make aftercare easy when we meet you in person, and this advice will include instructions regarding the particular medications you’re taking, as well as any other details unique to you. However, here’s some general tips to keep in mind:

  • Rest
  • Take prescribed medications
  • Rinse mouth with salt water (8oz warm water with half teaspoon of salt) after 24 hours to clean the site
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid drinking out of a straw
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Prop up head with pillows while sleeping