Tooth Extractions in Lexington, NC

Tooth extractions, a common dental procedure, are performed when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, or if there's too much crowding in the mouth. At Carolina Pines Dentistry, we offer a variety of tooth extraction services, including basic extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, and impacted wisdom teeth extractions. Our Lexington dentist and his experienced team ensure the process is as comfortable and pain-free as possible, using modern techniques and equipment. Whether it's a simple extraction or a more complex case, we prioritize your oral health and comfort.

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Tooth Extractions in Lexington

Why Should I Get a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions are often necessary to maintain oral health and prevent further complications. For instance, an infected or decayed tooth, if left untreated, can spread infection to other teeth and even into your bloodstream. Similarly, impacted wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, inflammation, and misalignment of other teeth. In cases of severe crowding, extractions are essential to make room for proper alignment. At Carolina Pines Dentistry, we evaluate your situation thoroughly before recommending an extraction, ensuring it's the most beneficial option for your oral health.

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The Benefits of Tooth Extractions

Pain Relief

Tooth extractions can provide immediate relief from severe toothache caused by decay, damage, or infection. The extraction process eliminates the source of the pain, allowing you to return to your normal activities without discomfort. Post-extraction, any minor discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.

Prevents Further Damage

Tooth extractions help prevent the spread of infection or decay to other teeth. If a tooth is severely decayed or infected, it can threaten the health of neighboring teeth and the surrounding jawbone. By removing the problematic tooth, we can prevent further damage and protect your overall oral health.

Improves Oral Function and Aesthetics

In cases of overcrowding or impacted wisdom teeth, extractions can improve your oral function and aesthetics. Removing excess teeth allows for better alignment and can make orthodontic treatment more effective. It also eliminates the discomfort and inflammation caused by impacted wisdom teeth, improving your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably.

The Tooth Extraction Treatment Process

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Initial Consultation and Examination

During your initial consultation, Dr. Wingler will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays, to assess the condition of your tooth and determine the best course of action. He will discuss the procedure, potential risks, and aftercare with you to ensure you're fully informed.

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The Extraction Procedure

On the day of the extraction, we'll administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. For more complex extractions, sedation options are available for your comfort. Dr. Wingler will then gently remove the tooth, taking care to minimize any discomfort.

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Post-Extraction Care and Recovery

After the extraction, we'll provide detailed aftercare instructions to aid your recovery. This may include advice on diet, oral hygiene, and managing discomfort. It's important to follow these instructions to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The recovery time from a tooth extraction varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the extraction and individual healing abilities. In general, initial healing typically takes about one to two weeks. During this time, it's essential to follow your dentist's or oral surgeon's post-operative instructions, including proper oral hygiene and avoiding activities that may disrupt the healing process, such as smoking or drinking through a straw.

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