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Wisdom tooth removal & tooth extractions at Southfield Family Dental
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Tooth Extractions in Southfield, MI

At Southfield Family Dental, our primary goal is to preserve your teeth in any way possible, but occasionally, the only solution is a tooth extraction. For extremely painful teeth, overcrowding, or severe damage, the professionals at Southfield Family Dental may suggest a tooth extraction. This quick procedure will not only alleviate your pain and aching but will allow the rest of your teeth to thrive.

Dentist holding an extracted tooth

Affordable Tooth Extractions from a Qualified Dental Office

Commonly known as “getting a tooth pulled,” tooth extractions are dental procedures where your tooth is completely removed from the socket. The oral surgeon at Southfield Family Dental will evaluate the tooth in question, provide a local anesthetic to numb the area, and remove the infected or damaged tooth. Once the tooth has been removed, it’s possible you’ll need stitches to allow for proper healing.

Tooth extractions are most commonly performed on wisdom teeth, as most young adults don’t have enough room for the teeth to come in. Whether your tooth is damaged beyond repair or your wisdom teeth are causing significant discomfort, a tooth extraction at Southfield Family Dental is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our professionals can relieve symptoms of pain and pressure with ease and can replace the open space with an implant, denture, or bridge.

Tooth Extraction & Wisdom Tooth Removal FAQs

What can I eat after a tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal?
After a tooth extraction, including wisdom tooth removal, we recommend only eating soft foods for the first 24-48 hours to avoid irritation to the sensitive area. Some of these foods include:
  • Pudding
  • Apple sauce
  • Jell-O
  • Mashed potatoes
When is a tooth extraction necessary?
There could be a multitude of reasons your tooth or teeth require extraction, including:
  • Overcrowding in the mouth
  • Making room for dentures
  • Gum disease or other serious problems have compromised the bone that supports a tooth
  • Your wisdom teeth are endangering your oral health
  • Extensive decay or damage that the tooth cannot be saved
How long does the pain last after a tooth extraction?
Patients typically feel some pain once the anesthesia wears off and may even feel sore for the next few days at the extraction point. It's possible to experience bleeding or swelling of the area, as well, for 24 hours post-extraction.
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