At Northalsted Dental Spa, Dr. Michael Griffin and every member of our team are dedicated to preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. But if a tooth is impacted, significantly damaged, decayed, or causing pain, tooth extraction may be necessary to maintain or improve your oral health. When tooth extraction happens, we will work with you to ensure it’s an easy process and that you maintain a great smile afterward.
Easing Extraction Anxiety
No one looks forward to the removal of a tooth. Rest assured, your comfort is our first priority. Our staff will talk with you about the best solution to meet your needs, keeping you as comfortable as possible throughout the process. We are experienced at giving our patients nearly painless tooth extractions in our relaxing spa atmosphere.
During your extraction, the area will be numbed, so you won’t feel any pain at all. We’ll also provide you with instructions to help make the recovery process an easy one, as well as a prescription for any necessary medications.
When you have a tooth extracted, it’s important that you follow a few basic steps:
- Be careful not to dislodge the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket! This can lead to a painful condition known as a dry socket.
- Don’t smoke and don’t drink through a straw.
- Avoid solid foods for at least the first few days.
- Continue brushing your teeth, but be careful near the area of the extraction!
- Don’t spit or generally do anything else to cause a change in pressure in your mouth – these sorts of things can dislodge the blood clot.
What Happens Next?
We have a number of restorative dentistry options to replace lost or extracted teeth. From implants and crowns to replace individual teeth, or bridges to replace several teeth at a time, there are many ways we can restore your oral health and give you an attractive smile.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The emergence of wisdom teeth usually takes place in your late teens and early twenties. This can sometimes cause oral health problems and pain. Sometimes wisdom teeth become impacted, grow improperly, or create crowding in the mouth, causing pain and sometimes even infection. They can also affect alignment and bite, or compromise previous orthodontic dental work. Some patients elect to have their wisdom teeth removed before they cause any problems. The best thing to do is consult with Dr. Griffin at Northalsted Dental Spa to address any current or future concerns about your wisdom teeth. We can remove wisdom teeth, but in severe cases, we may refer you to a local specialist.
If you’re concerned that you might need a tooth pulled, don’t wait in pain or discomfort any longer! For tooth extraction in Chicago, IL Call us today at 773-245-2779 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!