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Dental Extractions in Greer

Extracted Tooth

Greer Dental Studio provides tooth extractions in Greer, SC. For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 864-259-2590.

What Is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a routine procedure where the dentist completely removes a damaged tooth from the patient's mouth. In most cases, it is a straightforward procedure that takes only a short time.

The Tooth Extraction Process

First, the dentist gives you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Next, the dentist loosens the tooth using a unique instrument called an elevator. After the elevator, the dentist will use forceps to pull the tooth out gently.

Why May a Tooth Extraction Be Necessary?

Extractions may be necessary for the following situations:

  • Broken teeth, especially if they break below the gum line or have vertical cracks
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Orthodontic alignment of excessively crowded teeth
  • Impacted teeth

Why Choose Greer Dental Studio?

Our office welcomes everyone in your family. We provide a warm, friendly atmosphere where you will feel comfortable and at ease. We offer many types of advanced treatment under one roof.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extractions

What is an impacted tooth?
Impacted teeth are in positions that make it impossible to erupt in the mouth. The teeth that become impacted most often are wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth generally require extraction.
Is a tooth extraction painful?
The extraction should be painless, thanks to local anesthesia. You may feel pressure.
How long does it take to extract a tooth?
Typically, a simple tooth extraction takes only about 30 to 45 minutes.
What is the recovery like after having a tooth extracted?
You may have some lingering discomfort and swelling on the side of your face where the dentist extracted your tooth. Follow all post-operative instructions, like putting cold packs on your face and rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Medication can also help.
How can I save my teeth from being extracted?
Practice excellent oral care habits at home. Brush and floss as recommended, and use fluoride toothpaste. Visit the dentist twice annually for check-ups and cleanings.
Should I have my tooth replaced after the extraction?
If you do not replace your missing tooth, adjacent teeth to the extraction site may shift. They may become crossed or crooked, making it harder to keep them clean and increasing your chance of gum disease and tooth decay. You could also throw your dental bite off-balance, causing tooth grinding and headaches.
What are my options for replacing an extracted tooth?
Implants, bridges, and partial dentures are all excellent choices. An implant is the industry's best replacement for a missing tooth since it is lifelike, easy to care for, and naturally stimulates the jawbone. Bridges and partial dentures are viable options as well.

Call Greer Dental Studio

If you have a tooth that has experienced trauma or is too damaged to save, you must have it extracted. We can extract your tooth gently and help you recover in comfort. We can also help you by replacing your tooth with a bridge, denture, or implant. Please call our office at 864-259-2590 for an appointment.

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455 S. Buncombe Rd. Greer, SC 29650
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