Tooth Extractions

If you’re experiencing severe tooth damage, overcrowding, or other dental issues, a tooth extraction may be the key to restoring your oral health. Our team is here to provide gentle and professional tooth extraction services that make removal of a tooth as comfortable and worry free as possible.

Benefits of Tooth Extractions

While the thought of having a tooth extracted may seem daunting, there are several benefits to this procedure that can positively impact your oral health and overall well-being. Here are some advantages of tooth extractions at Gower Family Dentistry:

  • Relief from Dental Pain: Extracting a severely damaged or infected tooth can alleviate persistent dental pain and discomfort, allowing you to return to normal eating and no longer have pain interrupting your life.
  • Prevention of Further Dental Problems: Removing a severely decayed or infected tooth helps prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth, reducing the risk of additional dental complications.
  • Improved Oral Health: By addressing dental issues promptly through extraction, you can maintain the health of your remaining teeth and gums, promoting a healthier smile for years to come.
  • Enhanced Smile Aesthetics: Tooth extractions can help correct overcrowding or misalignment issues, creating space for orthodontic treatment or other restorative procedures to enhance your smile’s appearance.


Who Needs A Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions may be recommended for a variety of dental conditions or situations, including:

  • Severely decayed teeth that cannot be restored through other dental treatments.
  • Teeth damaged by trauma or injury beyond repair.
  • Advanced gum disease that has caused tooth mobility and bone loss.
  • Overcrowding or misalignment issues that require orthodontic treatment.
  • Wisdom teeth (third molars) that are impacted or causing crowding and pain.
  • If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, it’s crucial to seek professional dental care. At Gower Family Dentistry, our skilled team will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and recommend a tooth extraction if necessary, always prioritizing your comfort and well-being.

Is A Tooth Extraction Right For Me?

Deciding to undergo a tooth extraction is a significant dental decision, and our compassionate team is here to guide you every step of the way. During your consultation, we will assess your specific dental condition, discuss alternative treatment options if applicable, and answer any questions you may have.

We understand that the thought of having a tooth extracted can be concerning, but rest assured that our experienced team will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We offer local anesthesia to numb the extraction site and may provide sedation options for patients with dental anxiety, ensuring a calm and stress-free experience.

What To Expect

Before your tooth extraction, our team will take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and address any concerns you may have. We will also discuss the aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

During the extraction, we will gently remove the affected tooth, taking great care to minimize any discomfort. Once the tooth is extracted, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site and manage any post-operative discomfort.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Proper aftercare is crucial for a successful recovery after a tooth extraction. Here are some essential steps to follow:

  • Take prescribed medications as directed: Our team may prescribe pain relievers or antibiotics to manage discomfort and prevent infection. Follow the prescribed instructions carefully.
  • Follow a soft food diet: Stick to soft foods that require minimal chewing, gradually reintroducing solid foods as you heal.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene: Continue brushing your teeth, being extra gentle around the extraction site. Avoid rinsing vigorously or using mouthwash for the first 24 hours.
  • Attend follow-up appointments: It’s essential to attend any scheduled follow-up visits to ensure proper healing and address any concerns or complications promptly.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing dental pain or suspect you may need a tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to seek professional dental care. Contact Gower Family Dentistry in Beaufort today to schedule your appointment.