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What is an Extraction?

Extractions are done as a way to remove a problematic tooth. Unfortunately, a lot of people have teeth that are beyond the point of being saved. This can be a major issue for when you’re trying to improve your oral health. If this is the case, we recommend coming into our office here at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to have an extraction done at your own convenience.

Why would an Extraction be needed?

The reason you would need to have an extraction done is because a tooth is beyond the point that it can be saved. This can be a real issue for people who have loose or decayed teeth. Rather than have to deal with the tooth and its problems, we recommend getting it removed. This can prevent other issues from occurring in the future as a result of leaving the tooth in place.
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Who is a candidate for an Extraction?

The best candidate for someone who needs an extraction is someone who comes in for an examination. Dr. Rivers will carefully determine if you would need to have a tooth removed. If removal is necessary, it is crucial that you come in to have the tooth taken out as soon as possible.

What happens during the Extraction process?

The doctor will carefully examine your teeth and then provide sedation of some kind. This will help to relax you and prevent pain during the procedure, making that it’s easier for you. The next step is for us to remove the tooth from the gums. This is done to prevent a tooth that cannot be saved from causing further problems for your oral health. The next goal is to apply stitches, which will help to close the gums so that they heal quickly and easily. You can expect some slight swelling and pain for the first few days following the actual appointment, and we’re here to answer any post-operative questions.

If you feel that you might need an extraction, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.
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