Fast Tooth Extractions in Southeast MI
At My Family Dental, our primary goal is to preserve your teeth.
But, occasionally, the only solution is to remove it. When that is the case, our dentists will clearly explain your options and why a tooth extraction is the best one. There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed.
If you have a tooth causing you great pain; if you have a tooth that is severely damaged; or, if you have a wisdom tooth that is crowding your other teeth and causing you discomfort; it may need to be removed. Once extracted, we can fill the space with a dental implant.
We Have Qualified Dentists and Oral Surgeons, In-Office, Who Specialize in Tooth Extractions
If you need to have one or more teeth removed, a dentist or oral surgeon will perform the procedure. Before removing your tooth, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A basic tooth removal can be performed while you’re awake, with a local anesthetic. For a more serious issue, such as an impacted wisdom tooth, the oral surgeon may recommend sedation. In either case, we have the technology and the specialists who can perform the procedure in-house.
Once the tooth is removed, you will need stitches. Some types of stitches will dissolve over time, some need to be removed by the dentist after a few days. To help stop the bleeding, we will place gauze over the stitches for you to gently bite down on. After the healing process, the removed tooth can be replaced with a natural looking implant, denture, or bridge.
What to Expect After Oral Surgery
In most cases, you will return to normal eating and drinking in just a few days.
To help with pain and speed your recovery, we recommend doing the following:
- Take painkillers or anti-inflammatories as prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon.
- After 24 hours, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Make your own salt water by mixing1 tsp (5 g) of salt in a medium-sized glass [8 fl oz (237 mL)] of warm water.
- Change gauze pads often, before they become soaked with blood.
- Relax after surgery. Physical activity may increase bleeding.
- Avoid smoking or using straws.
- Eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses.
- Do not lie flat. This may prolong bleeding. Prop up your head with pillows.
- Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue.
- Continue to carefully brush your teeth and tongue.
Affordable Tooth Extractions from Michigan’s Top Recommended Dentists
If your dentist is recommending you have a tooth removed, you need a qualified and caring dentist or oral surgeon to do it. At My Family Dental centers in metro Detroit, MI, we have dentists, oral surgeons and dental specialists all on staff. We’ve been performing safe, sterile tooth extractions since 1988. We keep you as comfortable as possible while we use the latest techniques and technology to remove your tooth. For more information about our tooth removal procedures, contact us today. We are available to answer any questions about cost, recovery and options.
All around outstanding staff!
"I am scared of dentist in my whole life. This place changed my view towards the dentist. Dr. Sam is amazing. She was so caring throughout the extraction process. The hygienist did wonderful job on the cleaning. Highly recommend this place."