Teeth Extractions

At the office of Glenwood Dental Care, we aim to preserve your permanent teeth for as long as possible. However, an extraction may be the only possible course of dental treatment in some cases. Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons such as severe decay, trauma, impaction, damage, crowding, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The Tooth Extraction Process

The first step in a tooth extraction is to take an X-ray of the tooth to assess the condition of the jawbone around it and the position of the roots. This will help us determine the best strategy to extract it. Local anesthesia is given to numb the extraction site and help alleviate any pain during the treatment. The tooth is then carefully pulled out from its socket. Once the tooth is out, the extraction site is cleaned and flushed. Bone grafts may be placed in the jawbone surrounding the tooth after extracting if the patient is considering getting a dental implant and does not have enough bone density to support it. A gauze pad is placed over the area to control bleeding.

It is common to experience some mild to moderate post-procedural discomfort and swelling. Stick to eating soft, cold foods for a few days after surgery and use an ice pack over the outer cheek to control swelling. Within a few days, everything should be back to normal.

For more information about tooth extraction procedures, please call our office at 630-296-5966 to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We are located at 1155 N. Main St, Suite A Glendale Heights, IL 60139.

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"Been going here for years and everyone has been great. Their services are phenomenal and they work with you and give options!"-Kristy J.

"The front desk staff is very friendly and the dental assistant was very informative. This is my 7th or 8th visit with Dr. Subbashini Marimuthu and this review is long overdue. Dr. Subbashini is a wonderful dentist. Be it root canal or crown placement or simple cleaning, Dr. Subbashini brings passion to her work. She has an awesome sense of humor that keeps the whole experience pleasant, enjoyable and informal. She explains things in detail and takes time to explain current affairs with your teeth, plan for future and any preventable action while listening and answering to any questions you have and all the time you will never feel you are being rushed. I would recommend Dr. Subbashini." -Ashok P.

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