Tooth Extractions in Kirkland, WA

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Don’t Let a Toothache Rule Your Life

Are you suffering from a throbbing toothache? No one wants to wince with every bite. Tooth extractions might sound scary, but they could be the answer you’re looking for to get back your pain-free, confident smile. We offer gentle, personalized care with different numbing options to make sure you’re comfortable. We’ll explain everything clearly and guide you through every step of the process, so you can get back to feeling happy and healthy. 

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Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Let’s face it, nobody wants to lose a tooth. But sometimes, even with the best brushing and flossing, things happen! Here are a few reasons why a tooth extraction might be the best course of action for your smile:

  • Severe tooth decay: Sometimes cavities can get out of control and burrow deep down to the center of your tooth. At this point, a root canal might not be enough to save it; an extraction can become the hero to keep the damage from spreading to your other teeth. 
  • Broken beyond repair: Have you ever bitten down a little too tough and ended up with a cracked tooth? If a big part of your tooth is broken off and fillings or crowns can’t fix it, an extraction might be necessary. 
  • Impacted wisdom teeth: Did you know that sometimes your wisdom teeth can get stuck under your gum line and cause pain, infection, or even crowd your other teeth? In these cases, extraction is the best way to get your smile back. 
  • Advanced gum disease: In really bad cases of gum disease, your gums can shrink back and loosen your teeth. If a tooth gets too loose this way, extraction might be necessary to keep your oral hygiene at its best. 
  • Making room for a great smile: Sometimes, during orthodontic treatment, we might recommend extracting a tooth or two to create space for the rest of your teeth to move into their perfect positions. 
  • Wisdom teeth removal: Even if your wisdom teeth are healthy, sometimes there just isn’t enough room in your mouth for them to come in comfortably. Taking them out can prevent future problems like crowding or jaw pain.
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How We Handle Extractions

  1. Numbing the area: We offer local anesthesia to numb the area around your tooth and ensure minimal discomfort during your extraction.
  2. Removing your tooth: We use specialized dental instruments to carefully loosen your tooth and safely remove it from the socket.
  3. Controlling bleeding: We control any bleeding you might have with gauze pressure and clean the socket to ensure all debris is removed.
  4. Potential stitches: Depending on how complex your extraction is, we might need to place a few stitches to help support your healing and reduce post-procedure bleeding.

Worried About Tooth Extractions? 

Your comfort is our top priority! We offer various anesthesia options to minimize discomfort during your extraction, which include local anesthesia (numbing the area), nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for relaxation, or IV sedation for deeper relaxation.

What To Expected During Your Healing 

While healing from a tooth extraction typically takes a few days to a week, you may experience some discomfort and swelling after your procedure. This usually subsides with medication and time, but there are some things to look out for. If you notice any of these symptoms, it might be a sign of an infection:

  • Fever above 100°F 
  • Severe and persistent pain
  • Increased swelling after a few days
  • Foul odor or pus coming from the extraction site

If you have had a tooth extraction and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is critical to contact Mason & Chi Dentistry for emergency dental care.

Aftercare Instructions for Optimal Healing

  • Gently bite on gauze to control any initial bleeding.
  • Use over-the-counter pain medication to manage your discomfort.
  • Take it easy for the first 24 hours after the extraction.
  • Stick with soft foods for the first few days and gradually return to your regular diet as healing progresses. 
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by gently brushing and flossing around the extraction site, but avoid directly disturbing the area.

Get a Pain-Free Tooth Extraction in Kirkland, WA

Whenever possible, our dentists prioritize saving your natural teeth. If a tooth can be restored with fillings, crowns, or root canals, these options will be explored first. If you have a tooth that requires extraction or have any concerns about your oral health, contact us] today to schedule a consultation. We will thoroughly examine your tooth and discuss all treatment options available to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the extraction be painful? 

Most of our patients only experience a little bit of pain during their extraction. To help combat this as far as possible, we offer anesthesia options to minimize your discomfort (and ease your anxiety about potential pain.)

Will I have swelling after my extraction? 

You may have some swelling for a few days after your procedure. We recommend using a cold compress to help reduce your swelling faster and get back to your normal self!

How long will it take to recover after my procedure? 

Most of our patients are back to their normal activities within a week!

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