At LakeView Family Dental, we always strive to save your teeth from a tooth extraction in West Bloomfield if possible. However, if it does become necessary for us to remove one or more of your teeth, rest assured that we will handle your procedure will compassion and gentleness.
While some people equate a tooth extraction with “pulling a tooth,” it is not as simple as that. We delicately remove the entire tooth, including the root, in a way that is as minimally invasive as possible. Before the procedure, we might discuss your tooth replacement options with you so you can begin planning to rebuild your smile right away.
There are basically two types of tooth extractions:
As your dentist in West Bloomfield, we’ll always consider alternative treatments before we recommend extraction. However, there are a number of reasons why it might be necessary to remove one or more teeth:
We always strive to make our patients comfortable during extractions. Therefore, we ensure that the tooth and the area around it are numb. In many cases, we also offer sedation to help patients relax. Then, we take the necessary steps to remove the tooth. Once the tooth is out, we may have you bite down on some cause to control the bleeding. Or, we may place stitches in the area.
Depending on whether it was a simple or surgical extraction, it might take you a few days to a week or longer to recover. While you’re on the mend, you should eat soft foods, be extremely careful when you’re brushing around the extraction site, and get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.