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Remove Troublesome Teeth
Teeth extractions may be required when a tooth is too damaged to be saved, or when a wisdom tooth erupts improperly.
With an extraction, you can get relief from your pain and discomfort and avoid further complications.
Midtown Dental Clinic offers a number of tooth replacement options for patients who have undergone tooth extraction.
Tooth Extractions In Kennewick & Richland
In some cases, it may be impractical or impossible to save a tooth at Midtown Dental Clinic. Our doctors will always do their best to restore your smile without removing your damaged tooth, but extractions are sometimes the best option. Learn more about tooth extractions below, or contact our Kennewick or Richland office to get an appointment now.
Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?
The process of a tooth extraction will not hurt. Regardless of whether you’re getting a basic tooth extraction or you need a surgical extraction for an impacted wisdom tooth, your mouth will be numbed to ensure you feel no discomfort during your surgery. We also offer sedation dentistry at Midtown Dental Clinic, so you can be sedated during your appointment for your comfort.
However, you may begin to experience some discomfort after your treatment, once your numbing injection and sedative medication wear off. If your dentist gives you a prescription for pain medication, fill it right away and take it as directed.
Otherwise, follow the instructions provided for your recovery, and take over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help with your pain and discomfort. Applying an ice pack to the outside of your mouth for 10 minutes at a time can also help numb the area as you heal and recover.
Do I Need To Replace My Missing Tooth?
Yes. If you have a tooth extracted (except for wisdom teeth) it’s a good idea to have it replaced as soon as possible. After you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth tend to shift toward the now-empty socket where the tooth used to be, which can ruin your bite alignment and cause other complications.
Replacing your tooth with a partial denture, dental bridge, or dental implant should be your top priority. All of these options can help prevent teeth shifting, and will restore your smile and your bite. However, dental implants are the best option for long-term tooth restoration, since they have a 30+ year lifespan, support the health of your jaw bone, and require minimal maintenance.