Dental Extractions (Tooth Removal)

Teeth may need to be removed for a number of reasons, usually due to extensive decay, ‘gum’ disease, or trauma resulting in painful, abscessed and/or loose teeth. In some non-emergency situations, we will evaluate and treat you at the same visit.

If your dentist has recently taken x-rays which show all of the teeth in question, please bring them with you to your appointment.

Most patients prefer not to return to work on the day a tooth is extracted, usually because of minor post-extraction bleeding and discomfort. We will provide you with post-operative instructions, extra gauze and a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics (if indicated) after your treatment is complete. You can expect mild to moderate discomfort for a few days following the extraction. In general, you should start to feel better after 1-3 days.

If you prefer to be sedated or ‘go to sleep’, a preoperative appointment to evaluate you and discuss anesthesia options is preferred. This allows us the opportunity to review your medical history, determine what procedure(s) are needed.

Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking with you to your first appointment. If your medical history is complex and you are taking a number of prescribed medications, we may need to discuss your dental treatment with your physician before we can treat you.

PostOp Instructions for Dental Extractions