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At Butler Hill Dental, we understand that the decision to undergo a tooth extraction can be daunting. We are committed to making this process as comfortable and pain-free as possible, providing expert care throughout your treatment. Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure designed to remove teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, or posing a risk to other parts of the mouth.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Severe Decay or Infection: When a tooth is extensively decayed or infected and cannot be saved by other dental treatments such as a filling or crown.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: To create space in the mouth before starting orthodontic treatment.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Removal of wisdom teeth that are impacted, causing pain, or have the potential for future complications.
  • Risk of Infection: In some cases, teeth may be extracted if there’s a risk of infection due to compromised immune systems.
  • Gum Disease: Teeth that have become loose due to the advanced stages of periodontal disease.


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The Extraction Process

Our approach to tooth extractions at Butler Hill Dental involves several steps to ensure patient comfort and effective treatment:

    1. Consultation and Evaluation: Dr. Cyrus Teymouri will thoroughly assess your dental health, using X-rays to evaluate the position and condition of your teeth in need of extraction.

    1. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted, ensuring you feel no pain during the procedure. Sedation options are also available for patients who may feel anxious or prefer a more relaxed experience.

    1. Extraction: The tooth is gently loosened and removed using precise instruments. If necessary, minor incisions may be made to access and extract the tooth safely.

    1. Post-Procedure Care: After the extraction, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth during the healing process. This might include prescriptions for pain management and antibiotics to prevent infection.

Post-Extraction Options and Recovery

Following a tooth extraction, it’s important to consider how to replace the missing tooth to restore functionality and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. Options include:

    • Dental Implants: Provide a durable, long-lasting solution to replace the missing tooth.

    • Bridges: Can fill the gap created by a missing tooth, anchored by adjacent teeth.

    • Partial Dentures: A removable option that can replace one or more missing teeth.

Recovery from a tooth extraction typically involves just a few days of rest and limited activity. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity, smoking, and using a straw, as these can affect the healing process. Most discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medications, and it’s important to follow a soft food diet immediately following the procedure.

Why Choose Butler Hill Dental for Extractions?

Our team at Butler Hill Dental is not only skilled in performing extractions with minimal discomfort but also deeply committed to providing a supportive and informative environment. We understand the importance of addressing your concerns and ensuring you feel informed and relaxed throughout your visit.

If you believe you may need a tooth extraction or have been advised to consider this treatment, contact Butler Hill Dental today. We are here to provide you with comprehensive care and support every step of the way.


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