Tooth Extractions
Tooth Extraction2022-01-05T16:59:13-09:00

Tooth Extraction

iSmile dentists and team are dedicated to preserving your teeth and preventing any damage to your smile. However, if you have a severely decayed, broken, or diseased tooth, we may need to perform a tooth extraction. For more information about this procedure contact our Utah or Arizona iSimle offices to schedule your appointment with our dental professionals.

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid removing a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make this the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Therefore, following the procedure, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.

Several conditions below may indicate this procedure is required:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Severe decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Too many teeth cause crowding to fit in the mouth correctly

Our dentist and team use great care and skill when performing this procedure to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can adequately take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on this and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!

How painful is a tooth extraction?2021-09-14T09:13:31-09:00

With an anesthetic, you likely will only feel the pinch of the injection; then, the extraction procedure should be painless.

How long is the recovery after a tooth extraction?2021-09-14T09:19:55-09:00

Traditional tooth extractions heal within 1-2 weeks. However, if you notice any symptoms such as fever, intense pain, inflammation, swelling, or numbness, please call our office right away.

Do tooth extractions require stitches?2021-09-14T09:28:47-09:00

Depending on the size of the extraction, you may require stitches. Typically dissolvable stitched are utilized, so when the gums heal, they dissolve and fall out on their own.

Girl in Red Shirt Getting A Tooth Extraction