Dental Extractions in the Phoenix Area

Are you experiencing pain in your mouth? You shouldn’t have to live with frustration day in and day out. At AZ Family Dental, we’ve assisted many patients suffering from the kind of tooth discomfort that can be addressed through tooth extraction at one of our greater Phoenix, AZ area offices.

When a tooth needs to be removed, this is called an extraction. While not all problems with teeth require removal, these are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future.

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Although we often hope to avoid the extraction of a tooth, sometimes it is necessary if the tooth cannot be saved by a root canal or other dental procedure. Usually performed under local anesthesia or general/IV sedation, teeth extraction in Phoenix does not require an overnight stay in a hospital.

Our team of qualified dentists, Dr. Parker and Dr. Ewell and our professional staff will help save your tooth or provide the necessary care and attention needed if an extraction is required.

Common reasons for a tooth extraction in our greater Phoenix area offices include:

  • Broken or decayed teeth, abscessed teeth, or any tooth that cannot be restored. Recovery from a removal is based on your health and the number of teeth extracted.

Special dental tools used to extract a tooth and its root are called elevators (to lift the tooth out) and dental forceps (to rock the tooth back and forth until it loosens). You won’t feel anything but pressure when you have a tooth extracted because a powerful numbing agent blocks nerve pain in the socket and gum area surrounding the tooth.

Following teeth extraction, our dentist will insert a “bite pack” or wad of gauze into the empty socket and ask you to bite down on the gauze. This stops the bleeding and allows a blood clot to form in the socket.

Recovering From Teeth Extraction in the Greater Phoenix Area

To prevent dislodging the blood clot after having your tooth pulled, you will be instructed to:

  • Avoid touching the empty socket with your tongue or finger
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Avoid rinsing your mouth out vigorously
  • Not use a straw to drink liquids
  • Not smoke for 24 to 48 hours

Following teeth extraction, your jawbone (alveolar bone) will slowly re-absorb the area surrounding the socket to compensate for the lost tooth. Neglecting to replace a lost tooth may cause rotation and “drifting” of your adjacent teeth over the gap. Consequently, your dentist will want to discuss teeth replacement options with you after an extraction procedure, such as bridges, dental implants, or dentures.

The best option for you will depend on your particular case. If, for instance, you have multiple teeth extracted, you may want to discuss options for dentures, which we can customize for your mouth to create a perfect fit. Dental implants make a good alternative for those who have had just one tooth removed, and they’re ideal for people of all ages. Bridges may prevent other teeth from becoming loose near the area of your initial tooth extraction.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction in the Greater Phoenix Area

Wisdom teeth are usually the last to come in and are located in the back on both top and bottom of your mouth. Inadequate space usually makes it difficult for these teeth to come in properly. If this happens your dentist may refer to these teeth as being impacted. Impacted teeth can lead to pain, infection and even damage to other teeth.

There are several types of impaction:

  • Soft tissue impaction: The tooth is covered by only soft tissue. This area may become infected because it is difficult to remove debris and keep clean.
  • Partial Bony impaction: These teeth are partially out, but there is a portion that is still below the bone. Again these teeth may also be prone to infection.
  • Complete Bony impaction: These teeth are completely covered in bone and can be difficult to remove.

Teeth extractions in the greater Phoenix area are common and are performed under local anesthesia. For difficult cases, a specialist might use intravenous (IV) or general sedation for dental surgery. The surgery is outpatient and does not require overnight hospital stay. Following any extraction, your Dentist will give you specific home care instructions for how to best care for the area.

If you have any questions about the care or recovery process after wisdom tooth extraction, you can get in touch with our office to discuss them and get answers. We can advise you on your options. Removing these teeth will prevent them from damaging other, healthy teeth in your mouth.

For those impacted by the extraction of teeth, AZ Family Dental has a number of cosmetic dental procedures to bring back your confidence. You can count on us for expert dental extractions and dental implants in Phoenix and the greater area. Your smile says a lot about you. Feeling good about your teeth can show others you feel good about yourself. Getting the right dental extractions will encourage you to do that.

Why Contact AZ Family Dental for Your Tooth Extraction in the Greater Phoenix, AZ Area?

Our dental offices have been assisting residents in the area for years with everything from extractions and root canals to implants. Our motto is “modern dentistry done right,” and that’s exactly what patients receive when they come to our office. We’re always looking for smarter, more efficient ways to do things, and we stay abreast of new developments to ensure our patients get the best possible dental care.

What sets AZ Family Dental apart from other dentists you could visit in the great Phoenix, AZ area? We stand out in many ways, particularly for our:

  • State-of-the-art equipment: Dr. Parker and Dr. Ewell believe in investing in your care, and that means adding modern equipment to our office that will help deliver treatments in less time and with less discomfort for those in the chair. We research new dental apparatuses and order those we feel would provide our patients the biggest benefits.
  • Expert use of dental technology: Strides in dental technology are made every day through research and testing. We stay informed about all these developments and adopt the ones we believe our patients can get the most out of. Part of our job is staying informed about ways we can better help you, so we advocate reliance on any proven technology that makes procedures or recovery easier, such as 3D dentistry.
  • Years of experience: Dr. Parker and Dr. Ewell have an impressive range of expertise. With degrees from the best schools and years of assisting patients just like you, our dentists have seen many unique and interesting cases that inform their advice on treatment options and preventive care. They’re also part of the greater Phoenix, AZ area communities and understand the unique needs of patients from these areas.

AZ Family Dental embraces the word family. We have families of our own, we care about your family, and we consider our practice one big family. However we can aid you with your dental issues or improve your comfort level, through tooth extraction, dental implants, or our other services, we’re eager to do it.

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