Tooth Extractions in Sudbury, MA

Alleviate Your Pain

At Boston Post Dental & Implants, our dentists do everything they can to preserve your natural teeth. Sometimes, however, the best solution to promote your overall health is tooth extraction. In these cases, we’ll work hard to minimize any discomfort and may even be able to replace your tooth using restorative dentistry solutions.

Read more about tooth extraction and how our team makes the process quick and easy in our guide below.

a young woman holding the side of her mouth and wincing in pain

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Your teeth are crucial in your day-to-day life. That’s why our dentists only recommend extraction when the tooth threatens your overall health. Extracting an infected or damaged tooth allows the tissue around it to heal and prevents additional complications. 

We may recommend tooth extraction in the following cases:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Severe dental trauma
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth
  • Primary teeth that aren’t falling out naturally
  • Overcrowded teeth

The Tooth Extraction Process

Although the procedure may differ depending on your specific case and treatment option, the process will generally follow these steps:

Step 1: Our Dentist’s Recommendations

When you visit our office with an infected tooth or gum disease, we’ll provide treatment before deciding whether it should be extracted. These treatments may include:

If your treatment doesn’t successfully allow your gums or tooth to heal in the weeks following, contact our office. Our dentist will then decide whether we should remove the affected tooth or proceed with additional therapy.

a couple in the process of learning about tooth extraction

Step 2: Preparing Your Mouth

Our dental team takes several steps to ensure your comfort during the extraction procedure. We’ll begin by administering your choice of dental sedation option to ensure you stay relaxed during the treatment.

Step 3: Extracting The Tooth

Once you’re sedated, we’ll administer a local anesthetic before gently removing the affected tooth using specialized tools. This procedure eliminates the source of infection and allows your gums to heal naturally. We may also be able to fit a dental implant at this time to restore the tooth immediately.

a close up of dental medical tools on a tray for a tooth extraction

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Your smile will heal in the weeks following your extraction procedure. To ensure an efficient recovery, follow these and any other instructions given to you by your dentist:

  • Bite on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes immediately after the appointment. You may have to do this several times.
  • Don’t rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol, or brush the teeth around the extraction site for 72 hours. Limit strenuous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this may cause more bleeding.
  • Apply an ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn to the site to minimize swelling.
  • Take pain and antibiotic medications as prescribed.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious, soft foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

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