Tooth Extractions

Protect Your Oral Health with a Tooth Extraction

When teeth are impacted, decaying, or broken, they cause pain and discomfort. Dentists may try to fix the issue with a crown or other alternatives. However, if the damage is too severe or potentially hurting surrounding teeth, it may be best to remove the decaying tooth. This is called an extraction. At Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, our expert oral surgeons have years of experience providing teeth extractions at our six convenient locations throughout the St. Louis area. They work quickly and efficiently to minimize pain and maximize your dental health.

Receive quality, expedient care when you contact one of Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery’s locations. To speak with our oral surgeons, request an appointment today.

What You Should Know About a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures performed in the United States. Many patients come in to have a tooth removed and leave just a couple of hours after. While not the solution for every toothache, there are many valid reasons to have a tooth extracted.

A tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures performed in the United States. Many patients come in to have a tooth removed and leave just a couple of hours after. While not the solution for every toothache, there are many valid reasons to have a tooth extracted.

Why a patient may need a tooth extraction:

Tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removal are often preventative measures taken to protect other teeth in the mouth. The procedure, under normal circumstances, is very straightforward. You will first discuss your situation with one of our oral surgeons in St. Charles or St. Louis. During the procedure, the surgeon will numb your tooth, jawbone, and the surrounding gums. They will then extract the tooth using specific oral tools, which may cause some pressure, but no pain. In some cases, surgical tooth extraction may be necessary instead. Our oral specialists have experience with both methods.

Care After a Tooth Extraction

While the tooth extraction may be over quickly, the oral care that you follow after your procedure will greatly impact your overall oral health. After a tooth extraction, the dentist will send you home to recover and will usually provide a prescription for painkillers.

Here are some helpful tips on reducing discomfort, speeding the healing process, and minimizing the risk of infection:

 

We Treat Patients Like Family

Schedule an appointment with our St. Louis oral surgeons at Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery for effective and precise tooth extractions. We walk patients through every step of the process. Our South County oral surgeons also check up with patients after a procedure to ensure they are doing well. We genuinely care about your well-being and want to make sure your oral health improves following your procedure. We also provide dental implant services following an extraction procedure.

 

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At Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, our goal is to treat all of our patients like family. With a range of cutting-edge technology and advanced training, our surgeons can perform your wisdom tooth extraction safely and efficiently. If you think you or your child require wisdom tooth removal, call (636) 536-5158 or contact our office online. You can also visit one of our locations to schedule an appointment today.

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