Extractions

Extractions in Cordova, TN

We offer teeth extractions in Cordova, Tennessee. If you need to have a tooth removed, call Arlington Dental today. Our team is standing by to help.

At Arlington Dental, we will do everything we can to save your tooth in cases of decay, injury or infection. If we can’t save your tooth, we offer teeth extractions to help relieve your pain and restore your dental health. Our team also offers same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits to give you urgent care right away.

What is Tooth Extraction?

In cases of decay, injury or infection, our dentist will try to save and restore your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth may be too damaged or infected for restoration and must be removed. A loosened tooth may also need to be extracted if it can’t be saved. Other common reasons for a tooth extraction include:

Crowding:

If your jaw is too small for your teeth, we may recommend removing teeth. Tooth removal can also assist in orthodontic treatment by allowing the remaining teeth to shift more easily.

Immune System Concerns:

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, you may develop a tooth infection to your weakened immune system. We can remove infected teeth if necessary to avoid further complications.

Wisdom Teeth:

Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, usually in the late teens or early twenties. In most cases, there is not sufficient room in the mouth for these teeth. If left in the mouth, they can cause a variety of problems.

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

Prior to your extraction, our dentist will examine your tooth and take digital X-rays to help us plan the procedure. We will use a local anesthetic injection to numb the treatment area and make you comfortable. We also offer laughing gas sedation to help you relax during your extraction.

Once the area is numb, our dentist will loosen and extract the tooth. The area is then cleaned thoroughly. Once the extraction is complete, you will be asked to bite down on a piece of sterile gauze to help control bleeding. The area will form a clot which must not be disturbed during the first 24 hours.

Post-Extraction Care

Following your extraction, eat soft foods and avoid using a straw or applying any pressure on the area. Cold compresses and over-the-counter painkillers can help reduce discomfort and swelling. Once the swelling has subsided, you can use a warm compress for comfort. To keep the area clean, gently rinse the extraction site with warm salt water.

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