Tooth Extractions

Dental Extractions in Lake Orion, MI

Tooth Extractions in Detroit MI area - Seven Oaks Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryWhen it comes to oral health, ensuring that you receive the right dental care is important. At Seven Oaks Oral & Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeons, led by Dr. Carolyn John, DDS, and Dr. Robert John, DDS MD, one of the services we specialize in is dental extractions. Whether it’s due to severe tooth decay, gum disease, overcrowding, or as a preparation for dental procedures like braces, dental extractions are a common and necessary aspect of oral healthcare.

Why Do I Need a Dental Extraction?

A dental tooth extraction is a procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone and gum. Dental extractions become necessary for various reasons:

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When a tooth is significantly damaged by decay and cannot be restored with a filling or crown, extraction may be the best course of action to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Gum Disease: Advanced periodontal disease can cause teeth to become loose or severely compromised, making extraction the most effective way to maintain overall oral health.
  • Oral Overcrowding: In cases of orthodontic treatment, such as braces, removing a tooth may be necessary to create space and achieve the desired alignment of teeth.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often lack sufficient space to emerge properly, leading to impaction and potential discomfort. Extraction can alleviate this issue.

What Can I Expect During the Extraction Procedure?

At Seven Oaks, we prioritize patient comfort during the extraction procedure. Our experienced oral surgeons begin by numbing the area to ensure that you feel no pain throughout the process. Once the anesthesia takes effect, we gently and precisely remove the problematic tooth. Our team employs specialized techniques to make the experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Comprehensive Care for Healing After the Procedure

Before the dental extraction procedure, our team will provide you with pre-operative instructions to prepare you for the process. Depending on your specific case, these instructions may include dietary restrictions, fasting requirements, and guidance on any medications you should take. After the procedure, our commitment to your well-being continues with comprehensive post-extraction care guidelines. These guidelines cover important aspects of recovery, such as managing swelling, relieving pain, and dietary recommendations to promote healing.

Recovery time following a tooth extraction can vary depending on several factors, including the type and location of the tooth extracted and individual healing capabilities. In most cases, patients can expect to return to their regular activities within a few days to a week. It’s crucial to follow our aftercare instructions diligently to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

Tooth Replacement Options

After a dental extraction, the need for a replacement tooth largely depends on the specific situation. The team at Seven Oaks will discuss potential replacement options with you if required. Some patients may consider dental implants, bridges, or dentures to restore the function and aesthetics of their smile.

Reach out to Seven Oaks Oral & Maxillofacial for an Appointment!

At Seven Oaks Oral & Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeons in Lake Orion, MI, your oral health is our top priority. Trust our experienced team to provide expert dental extractions, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the process. If you have questions or need to schedule a tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. With our skilled oral surgeons and advanced care, you can face the prospect of a dental extraction with confidence and emerge with a healthier smile. Your oral health journey starts with us.