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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth Extraction

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Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office at (602) 843-6000 if you're looking for more information. 

Tooth Extraction

Hearing the news that you need a tooth removed can be overwhelming for several reasons. Not only does the loss of a tooth impact your smile and your ability to properly chew your food, but you also may be worried about the procedure and the recovery process.

The good news is that tooth extractions in Phoenix, AZ don't have to be painful when you work with our compassionate and experienced dentists. Dr. Hines and Dr. Keller are gentle dentists who bring their expertise to every procedure, including tooth extractions.

Procedure for Tooth Extractions in North Phoenix

Patient smiling in treatment chair for tooth extraction in PhoenixOur dentists will start by ensuring your tooth is completely numb, so you don't feel a thing during the procedure. We also offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for patients who feel fearful or anxious about their tooth extraction procedure. Nitrous helps "take the edge off," so you can feel comfortable without any side effects that affect your recovery process.

Our team is also available to provide support after your procedure while you recover. We'll give you instructions on how to take care of yourself at home after tooth extraction, so your recovery process goes smoothly.

We're here for you at Dental Care at Moon Valley. Don't delay having a tooth extraction if you need one. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ will take great care of you. Contact our dentist office today to schedule your next appointment!

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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