General Extractions

We offer tooth general extractions in Norman, a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. It is a routine procedure often necessary to maintain proper oral health.

At University Dental, our dedicated team of professionals works tirelessly to ensure that every member of your family receives exceptional dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. With our state-of-the-art facility, we’ll ensure that your experience with us is both comfortable and efficient. Your family’s health and happiness are our top priorities, and we are committed to providing exceptional care that you can trust.

Why Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

There are several reasons why a tooth may need extraction:

  • Severe Decay: When decay reaches deep into the tooth and cannot be treated with a filling or root canal, extraction may be necessary to prevent further damage and infection.
  • Crowding: Sometimes, a tooth extraction is needed to create space for other teeth in the mouth. This is often done before orthodontic treatment.
  • Infection or Disease: If a tooth becomes infected or damaged due to periodontal disease, it may need extraction to prevent the spread of infection.

We will carefully evaluate your oral health and determine whether extraction is necessary and which type is best for your case.

What Is the Process?

We will perform a simple extraction on a tooth that is easily visible in the mouth and has a single root. This procedure is often done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area around the tooth to minimize discomfort.

During a simple extraction, Dr. Boon will use an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth from its socket. Once it is loose, forceps gently remove the tooth from its socket. We may stitch the area and place gauze over the site to help control bleeding.

What To Expect After a Tooth Extraction

After your tooth extraction, you can expect some discomfort and swelling. The following tips can help you manage any pain and promote healing:

  • Take any prescribed pain medication as directed.
  • Apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10 minutes to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid smoking or using a straw, as this may dislodge the blood clot that forms in the socket and delay healing.
  • For the first few days after extraction, stick to soft foods like mashed potatoes, soups, smoothies, and yogurt.
  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously or use mouthwash for at least 24 hours after extraction.

It is also essential to keep the extraction site clean. Gently brush your teeth around the area, avoid the extraction site, and rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times daily to help keep the area clean and promote healing.

General Extractions in
Norman, OK

Don’t fear tooth extractions. Embrace them for the betterment of your oral health. Tooth extractions may sound scary, but they are a necessary and standard dental procedure. By understanding the types of extractions available, what to expect during and after the procedure, and how to care for your mouth post-extraction, you can feel more at ease when faced with the need for an extraction. Always follow Dr. Boon’s instructions for proper care, and contact us if you have any concerns or complications. Extracting a damaged or problematic tooth can help maintain oral health and prevent future issues.

So trust in University Dental and know that we have your best interest in mind. With proper care, you can heal quickly and maintain a healthy smile. We pride ourselves on being your one-stop shop for dental care needs, including routine check-ups, advanced cosmetic procedures, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, and more. We’d love to help you maintain your oral health and enhance your smile. We use cutting-edge technology and best-practice techniques to deliver outstanding results. Your journey to a healthier, brighter smile starts here.

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