Tooth Extractions – Phoenix, AZ

Making Problem Teeth Disappear

Dentist performing tooth extractions in Phoenix Dental forceps holding an extracted tooth

While preserving your natural teeth is always our top priority at Complete Dental Care, sometimes the best way to protect your oral health is to make problem teeth disappear. Dr. Rodda and our dental team understand that the extraction procedure can cause a lot of anxiety for patients, which is why we do everything we can to make it comfortable. Having performed countless tooth extractions and other emergency dental procedures in Phoenix throughout the years, you can trust that Dr. Rodda will deliver a smooth experience that will make you say, “Wait, that’s it?”

Why Choose Complete Dental Care for Tooth Extractions?

  • 24/7 Emergency Dentistry Access
  • Dentist with World-Class Qualifications
  • Multiple Sedation Dentistry Options Available

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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The main determining factor in whether an extraction is necessary is whether or not a tooth is too far gone to be repaired. A tooth extraction might be recommended if:

  • A tooth has a large cavity.
  • A tooth is severely broken or cracked.
  • One or more teeth are extremely loose due to advanced gum disease.
  • The wisdom teeth are threatening the health of the rest of the mouth.
  • It is necessary to make room in the mouth for dentures or orthodontic appliances.
  • There is a severe infection, and removing a tooth is the best way to prevent the infection from spreading.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

There are two types of tooth extractions. During a simple extraction, we use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Then, we grip it with forceps and wiggle it in order to break the tissues holding it in place. We finish by cleaning the socket and placing gauze to control bleeding.

During a surgical extraction, such as what is common for wisdom teeth, we may have to create incisions in the gums or break a tooth into pieces in order to remove it.

Whichever type of extraction you undergo, you can be confident that we will do all we can to make you comfortable during your procedure.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Here are some steps you can take to facilitate a smooth recovery after your extraction procedure:

  • Take all medications as instructed by our team.
  • Keep your head elevated when you are resting.
  • After the first 24 hours, start to regularly rinse your mouth with warm salt water (but avoid vigorous swishing and spitting).
  • Eat a soft diet that requires little to no chewing.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or chew tobacco.
  • Call our office if you have questions or concerns at any point during your recovery.
  • Attend all recommended follow-up appointments so we can replace your missing teeth in a timely manner.