Tooth Extractions and Oral Surgery in Centuria, WI
Protecting Your Health
At River Birch Dental, we do everything we can to save your tooth before deciding to remove it. After all, you only get one set of natural adult teeth, so your smile is truly priceless.
However, if you have a tooth that must be removed, our team are experts at keeping the process painless, comfortable, and stress-free. There are a few situations that would involve tooth extractions, such as:
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Especially common in teenagers, as our smiles fully form, wisdom teeth grow in. Often times, our jaws aren’t large enough to accommodate these molars, and they must be removed to prevent overcrowding.
River Birch Dental offers emergency dentistry in case you are suffering from extreme toothache or have a broken or chipped tooth.
Stress-Free Oral Surgery
Taking care of your oral health shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We understand life happens, so we want your visit to us, for whatever reason, to be as comfortable as possible.
River Birch Dental offers sedation dentistry to ensure a painless, anxiety-free experience.
We also will give you detailed instructions on extraction aftercare. Caring for your tooth or extraction site after procedures is essential to the success of your treatment. Dr. Georgie Vargas will be happy to sit with you and answer all of your questions and concerns as well as give advice.
Commonly Asked Questions About Extractions and Oral Surgery
How long does a tooth extraction take?
Your visit won’t take very long. Extractions on average take 20 to 40 minutes for a single tooth. Multiple teeth may take a longer time.
What do I do after a tooth extraction?
We advise you to rest and follow the aftercare instructions we provide you.
How long after a tooth extraction can I eat?
Eating is fine after a procedure, as long as you’re eating soft foods that won’t harm your surgical site. We’ll provide you a list of foods to eat after your extraction.
What do I do if the site of my extraction is infected?
After surgery, your tooth can be very vulnerable. Without proper hygiene, it’s prone to infection.
Dry socket is a condition in which the blood clot formed in your tooth’s empty socket is dislodged or harmed. This blood clot protects your socket, and without it, it can be compromised.
If your extraction site is infected, call River Birch Dental at 715-646-2161 so we can help you. We may be able to prescribe antibiotics for your infection.
How long after a tooth extraction can I smoke?
We advise you to hold off on smoking for as long as possible after the procedure. Ideally, not smoking for at least 72 hours after the procedure is best, as it will greatly reduce your risk of getting dry socket and infection.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
It can take about a week to fully recover from a tooth extraction, but oftentimes you can return to your normal routine the day after a procedure. If possible, we recommend resting for at least 24 hours after your visit.
Is tooth extraction painful?
Tooth extractions are generally not painful. We’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area and can administer sedation dentistry to ease your anxiety through the procedure.
Should I feel pain in the days after my tooth extraction?
Some pain and discomfort after an extraction are normal, and you can take painkillers as prescribed. If you are experiencing harsh pain more than a week after your procedure, call us so we can help you find relief.
Can a tooth extraction cause other teeth to hurt?
Sometimes, teeth can be connected by the same nerves, so it’s possible they might feel some pain after an extraction.
We know that tooth extractions can be intimidating, but River Birch Dental is here to reassure you that we’ll get the job done without pain or worry. Let us help you keep your smile healthy and shining for years to come.
Call 715-646-2161 to schedule an appointment, or use our convenient form to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you.