Tooth Extractions in Lisle, IL. Your Comfort is Our Priority!

At Lisle Family Dentistry, our highest priority is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. But there are times when tooth removal is necessary. If you need to have a tooth removed, we provide fast and effective services to help you maintain the highest levels of comfort during this treatment.Happy, smiling patient sitting in chair at dental clinic office looking at dentist. Cropped hygienist holding hand of female client, reassuring her during check up, calming her down and building trust in Lisle, IL


Reasons for Tooth Extraction

There are several reasons why a tooth removal treatment might be necessary:

  • A tooth is severely damaged or decayed: One common reason for the tooth to be extracted is that the tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair. Ideally, these issues are identified in the earliest stages so minimally-invasive treatments can be used. But if the treatments are delayed, it might reach a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Tooth removal is the last option if other dental treatments are no longer effective.
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatments: Sometimes, a tooth might be blocking other teeth from growing in. So, an orthodontist makes a recommendation for tooth removal and creates more space for re-alignment. In this situation, the orthodontist and dentist maintain direct communication to extract the correct teeth in preparation for braces or other orthodontic services.

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

How will it feel when you get your tooth extracted? Your comfort is our highest priority at Lisle Family Dentistry. So, we use modern technology and treatments to minimize your discomfort as much as possible.

A tooth removal appointment starts with a local shot to numb the area. Then, the dentist carefully removes the damaged tooth. You might feel pressure as the tooth is coming out, especially if the tooth is impacted.

After your tooth gets extracted, it’s normal for the socket to bleed for a while. Follow the dentist’s instructions for holding gauze over the socket to encourage the formation of a blood clot and proper healing.


Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extractions

1. How long is the recovery time after a tooth gets extracted?

The healing time varies depending on the patient’s overall health, the type of surgery, and the location where the tooth is removed. Most of the time, when a tooth is extracted recovery lasts for 1 to 2 weeks.


2. What should I do to speed up the healing time?

Aftercare is essential to promote healing. Follow the care instructions such as applying ice packs to help with swelling, gently rinsing with salt water, eating soft foods, not using a straw, and limiting activities for the first few days after treatment.


3. Is a dental restoration necessary to fill in the gap?

Not only does tooth extraction leave a noticeable gap in your mouth, but the empty space can also result in other complications. Talk to our team about restoration options to minimize the long-term effects of tooth extraction. For example, a dental implant can reduce the risk of bone loss.

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