Extractions in Jonesboro
As dental professionals, it is always our intention to save your natural teeth. We take every precaution possible to prevent conditions that cause tooth loss and work with our patients to create healthy home care habits that prevent gum disease and decay, two big causes of tooth loss.
On occasion, however, a tooth may pose a health risk or be beyond saving, and we have no choice but to remove it in order to protect your health.
Having a tooth extracted can feel frightening, and you may have worries about pain or recovery. At our Jonesboro dental office, we will always keep you feeling as pain-free as possible for every procedure. We know that every patient is different, and so we will communicate with you throughout your procedure to make sure you are comfortable.
We perform both simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are for teeth that have already erupted through your gums. Because an incision and stitches are not required, healing is often faster.
Surgical extractions are required for us to remove a tooth below your gum line. That means that we will need to make an incision, and you will likely have stitches afterward. Because your mouth heals incredibly quickly, no matter what type of extraction you require, you will feel better and better each day until you have healed completely.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Anthony Bartels, DDS also removes troublesome wisdom teeth. Not every wisdom tooth requires an extraction, but because of their location, they are more likely to acquire decay or gum disease. No matter how good you are at brushing and flossing, wisdom teeth pose challenges because they are so far back, leaving little room for a toothbrush and floss. For some people, wisdom teeth never pose a problem, but for others, they can cause a lot of trouble, including crowding your other teeth and affecting the health of your bite.
An evaluation with Dr. Bartels can determine if your wisdom teeth require an extraction. He can discuss your options with you, including any specific action you need to take if you want to retain your wisdom teeth.
Dental Extraction Aftercare
Once we remove your tooth, we will provide you with detailed instructions to help you heal properly. These instructions will include activities to avoid, such as smoking and drinking through a straw; any medications you should take to prevent infection or for pain management; and when to schedule your follow-up exam to inspect your extraction sites.
Call Us to Schedule an Evaluation
If you have a troublesome tooth or if you think your wisdom teeth might require extraction, contact us to schedule an exam with Dr. Bartels. He will sit down with you and discuss your options, including tooth replacement, if necessary.