Tooth extractions can often be avoided with root canal treatment and other tooth-saving procedures, but sometimes you will need to have a tooth pulled. If you need a tooth extraction in Spokane, call our office.
At Matta Woolf Family Dentistry, we will do everything we can to save your tooth in cases of infection or injury. However, if your tooth is too severely damaged or decayed, we can extract it. Our team offers local anesthesia and laughing gas to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. We also offer same-day emergency appointments.
While your permanent teeth are meant to last the rest of your life, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your overall dental health. Reasons for tooth extractions can include teeth crowding, impacted teeth, infection or injury. If you are experiencing tooth pain from an infection or injury, call our office to schedule an exam as soon as possible. In most cases, we can treat your toothache or injury with root canal treatment or emergency dental services.
Our dentist will perform an examination and take digital X-rays to determine the extent of the damage or decay. If our dentist determines the tooth should be pulled, we will schedule an appointment for extraction. We may perform same-day extractions in emergency situations, but this will depend on scheduling constraints.
Tooth extractions are typically safe and simple procedures. Before your tooth extraction, our dentist will numb your mouth with local anesthesia. We may also recommend laughing gas sedation to make your procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Once your tooth has been removed, our dentist will pack the socket with gauze to help stop the bleeding. We may place stitches to close the extraction site depending on your needs.
If necessary, our dentist can recommend or prescribe pain relievers to reduce any swelling and discomfort after the procedure. Recovery will take a few days. Avoid solid foods, and be sure to follow all post-operative instructions to ensure a comfortable recovery.