Tooth Extractions

Experience gentle and expert tooth extraction with post-care support at Westhill Dental in Greenville, WI, ensuring your comfort and healing.

Tooth Extractions in Greenville, WI

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure performed to remove teeth that are damaged, decayed, or causing crowding. At Westhill Dental, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the extraction process, using advanced techniques to ensure a smooth and efficient procedure. After assessing your oral health and the tooth’s condition, we’ll carefully numb the area to minimize discomfort. The tooth is then gently removed, and we provide detailed aftercare instructions to support your recovery. Understanding how to care for your mouth post-extraction is crucial for healing, and our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Call our office with any questions or concerns or to schedule your visit.

3D illustration of a tooth extraction process showing an upper premolar being removed with dental forceps, set against a white and pink background to depict oral surgery.
  • How do I prevent dry socket after tooth extraction?

    Preventing dry socket, a condition where the blood clot at the site of the extraction fails to form or is dislodged, involves following specific aftercare instructions:

    • Avoid using a straw, smoking, or spitting forcefully for at least 72 hours after extraction to prevent dislodging the clot.
    • Follow a soft food diet for the first few days, gradually reintroducing harder foods as the extraction site heals.
    • Practice gentle oral hygiene, avoiding direct brushing of the extraction site.
    • Rest and avoid vigorous physical activity for a few days post-extraction to encourage clot formation and healing.
  • What can I eat after tooth extraction?

    After tooth extraction, it’s important to choose foods that won’t irritate the extraction site:

    • Start with liquids and soft foods that require minimal chewing, such as broths, yogurts, smoothies, and applesauce.
    • As your mouth heals, you can add more substantial but still soft foods like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and oatmeal.
    • Avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, or hard foods that could disrupt the clot or irritate the area.
    • Stay hydrated with plenty of water, and avoid alcoholic, caffeinated, carbonated, or hot beverages during the initial healing period.
  • What causes the need for tooth extraction?

    Tooth extraction may be necessary due to various reasons, including:

    • Severe decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair.
    • Advanced periodontal (gum) disease leading to loosening of the tooth.
    • Overcrowding, where teeth need to be removed to make space for alignment procedures.
    • Teeth that are broken or damaged in a way that cannot be repaired with crowns or fillings.
    • Impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth that cannot erupt properly and may cause pain or dental issues.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about tooth extractions, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also request an appointment or see other services using the links below.

Westhill Dental Greenville

N1734 Lily of the Valley Dr.
Greenville, WI, 54942
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