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Unfortunately, even if you take great care of your teeth, you could be at risk of suffering dental condition that results in the removal of a tooth. Reasons to have a tooth removed may involve a bad oral infection, a harmful dental accident, overcrowded teeth or a wisdom tooth that has been impacted. Our offers an inside look into the tooth extraction process for patients who are wondering what to expect from the procedure.

First, dental X-rays will give us a clear view of the tooth damage and help our doctor determine if you need to receive an extraction, which can be performed as an outpatient visit.

First, the area around the tooth is numbed with local sedation or a general anesthetic to ensure your comfort while we address the troubled tooth or teeth. When the surgery is complete, you may need to receive anti-inflammatories, painkillers or antibiotics to help you recover well and to protect a weakened immune system from infection.

Over the next week or two, depending on how your surgery went and how well you recover, you may need to restrict yourself to a soft food diet. The bone and gum tissue in your smile will fill in the gap in your smile, though you may also need a dental restoration for tooth replacement such as dentures or a dental implant or fixed bridge.

Contact Dr. Shur Dental at 425-741-2030 today to learn more about tooth extraction in Lynnwood, Washington, from Dr. Lyudmila Shur and our friendly team.