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What is the procedure for a tooth extraction?

There are many reasons you may need a tooth extraction in Phoenix, AZ.

It may be that you have a deeply decayed and broken tooth that cannot be saved with treatment and dental crown placement. It could be that your wisdom teeth partially erupt, leaving you vulnerable to infection. Your dentist may also recommend extractions before dentures or orthodontics.

Tooth Extraction Procedure at Dental Care at Moon Valley

Man looking at smile in hand mirror at dentist in Phoenix AZThe process for extractions is simple. First, your Phoenix dentist numbs the treatment area.

Next, the tooth is gently extracted. You are unlikely to feel any pain, but you may experience a few seconds of pressure. If you’re still feeling unsure, ask us about sedation dentistry in Phoenix.

Following extraction, your dentist provides gauze to staunch mild blood flow. Then we give you all aftercare instructions, which include not smoking or drinking through a straw for several hours—or a full day or more—following tooth extractions.

You may experience slight discomfort and swelling when the anesthesia wears off, which can be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

If you had a tooth pulled due to decay, trauma, or breakage, your dentist could evaluate you for tooth replacement, including quality dental implants in Phoenix.

Our Dentist in Phoenix, AZ is Here for You

If you have a deeply damaged tooth or wisdom teeth causing you pain, we would love to help. So give us a call today at (602) 843-6000 to schedule a dental exam in Phoenix!

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