Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions at Wicker Park Dental Studio are performed with precision and care, focusing on patient comfort and well-being, especially for our patients in Chicago.

Why Might Tooth Extraction Be Necessary?

Tooth extraction may be necessary for various reasons:

  • Severe Decay: When a tooth is too decayed to be saved by a filling or crown.
  • Infection or Risk of Infection: Especially if it's threatening other teeth or oral health.
  • Impacted Teeth: Common with wisdom teeth, leading to pain and misalignment.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: To address overcrowding and facilitate alignment.

What Is the Process for a Tooth Extraction?

The extraction process involves:

  • Consultation and X-Rays: To assess the condition and plan the procedure.
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring a pain-free experience.
  • Extraction: Gently loosening and removing the tooth using precise techniques.
  • Post-Procedure Care: Providing instructions and support for aftercare.

How Do You Prepare for a Tooth Extraction?

Preparation includes:

  • Providing a full medical and dental history.
  • Discussing any medications you're taking.
  • Arranging for someone to drive you home post-procedure.
  • Following specific pre-extraction instructions from your dentist.

What Should You Expect During Recovery from a Tooth Extraction?

Post-extraction recovery typically involves:

  • Rest and limited activity for a few days.
  • Soft diet to avoid disturbing the extraction site.
  • Pain management as prescribed by your dentist.
  • Careful oral hygiene to prevent infection.

How Do We Manage Pain and Anxiety During Extractions?

We prioritize your comfort:

  • Utilizing effective pain management techniques.
  • Offering sedation options for patients with dental anxiety.
  • Providing a calm and supportive environment throughout the procedure.

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Contact Us for a Tooth Extraction Consultation

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