Extractions

Dr. Kaady may recommend a tooth extraction for any number of reasons.  Our team at Bridgetown Dental will help you look at all of your treatment options but extraction may be your best option for a number of reasons. When a tooth is severely decayed or has advanced periodontal disease, or is broken in a way that cannot be repaired, extraction may be necessary. Sometimes a tooth may need to be removed because it is poorly positioned in the mouth such as an impacted tooth, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth. We will help you navigate a tooth extraction to maintain your best dental health.

The Process of Extracting a Tooth:

 

Home Care And What to Expect After Extraction:

Bleeding:

Swelling, Pain & Medications:

Eating:

Brushing and Cleaning:

When Dry Socket Occurs:

When a blood clot fails to form in the socket where the tooth has been extracted or the clot has been dislodged is referred to as ‘dry socket’,  and can significantly delay healing. Dr. Kaady will apply a medicated dressing to the socket if this occurs.

Signs & Symptoms of Dry Socket: