Tooth Extractions

At Foy Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, we provide wisdom teeth extractions and other necessary tooth removal procedures so you don’t have to go through the inconvenience of finding another office with exceptional standards and care.

Tooth extractions are necessary for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include:

  • When children’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, do not fall out after permanent teeth have come in.
  • Crowding of permanent teeth, causing crooked teeth.
  • Damaged teeth from trauma or decay that cannot be saved with fillings or root canals.
  • When wisdom teeth have impacted or are causing crowding.

Tooth extraction is a very minor, routine procedure. Before the process is started, an x-ray is taken and examined to analyze tooth’s position and roots. Generally, tooth extraction is completed with local anesthesia, which numbs the area where the tooth will be removed. Additional sedatives are available as well. Call today to find out our options.

After tooth extraction, the socket is covered in sterile gauze and bleeding is controlled. Sometimes, stitches are required to close up the socket. Often, patients have some swelling and discomfort after tooth extraction; however, these are easily controlled with over-the-counter non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. Ice packs and soft foods can also help mitigate pain and swelling.

Wisdom teeth in particular need to be monitored in order to remove them when necessary. Regular x-rays at general dentist appointments help us keep an eye on your child’s wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth begin to grow in, they often crowd the teeth around them, causing crooked teeth, or begin to grow in sideways, pressing against another tooth in what’s called impacting.

If your child’s wisdom teeth show these problems, we can arrange an in-office removal. If you are looking for sedated wisdom teeth removal, we will refer you to another experienced dentist. Don’t hesitate to visit or call our office to discuss your options for wisdom teeth removal today!