Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure aimed at addressing various oral health concerns. Dr. Rebecca Hausten provides a comprehensive guide to help patients understand the reasons behind tooth extractions, the process involved and post-extraction care.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be necessary for various reasons, including severe decay, irreparable damage, overcrowding or as part of orthodontic treatment. We carefully evaluate each case to determine if extraction is the best course of action, considering both immediate and long-term oral health. 

The Tooth Extraction Process

Before the extraction, our dentist and team conduct a thorough examination and may use diagnostic tools such as X-rays to assess the tooth’s condition and surrounding structures. The extraction itself is a carefully executed procedure where the tooth is gently loosened and then removed. Depending on the case, local anesthesia or sedation may be used to ensure a comfortable experience.

Post-Extraction Care and Recovery

Following a tooth extraction, proper care is crucial for optimal healing. Dr. Hausten provides detailed instructions on post-extraction care, including managing any discomfort, avoiding certain foods and maintaining good oral hygiene. Patients are encouraged to follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth and uncomplicated recovery. 

If you are facing the possibility of a tooth extraction in Wheaton, Illinois, schedule a consultation at our dental office by calling us at 630-653-3440.

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