When teeth are impacted, decaying, or broken, they cause pain and discomfort. Dentists may try to fix the issue with a crown or other alternatives. However, if the damage is too severe or potentially hurting surrounding teeth, it may be best to remove the decaying tooth. This is called an extraction. At Midwest Oral Surgery, our expert oral surgeons have years of experience providing teeth extractions in St. Louis, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Jefferson County. They work quickly and efficiently to minimize pain and maximize your dental health.
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A tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures performed in the United States. Many patients come in to have a tooth removed and leave just a couple of hours after. While not the solution for every toothache, there are many valid reasons to have a tooth extracted.
Tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removal are often preventative measures taken to protect other teeth in the mouth. The procedure, under normal circumstances, is very straightforward. You will first discuss your situation with one of our oral surgeons in St. Charles or St. Louis. During the procedure, the surgeon will numb your tooth, jawbone, and the surrounding gums. They will then extract the tooth using specific oral tools, which may cause some pressure, but no pain. In some cases, surgical tooth extraction may be necessary instead. Our oral specialists have experience with both methods.
While the tooth extraction may be over quickly, the oral care that you follow after your procedure will greatly impact your overall oral health. After a tooth extraction, the dentist will send you home to recover and will usually provide a prescription for painkillers.
Turn to our St. Louis oral surgeons at Midwest Oral Surgery for effective and precise tooth extractions. We walk patients through every step of the process. Our South County oral surgeons also check up with patients after a procedure to ensure they are doing well. We genuinely care about your well-being and want to make sure your oral health improves following your procedure. We also provide dental implant services following an extraction procedure.
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