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Tooth Extractions

If you ever find yourself needing a tooth or multiple teeth removed, our team at Chaney Dental would be happy to help! Tooth extractions are a fairly common dental service, and Dr. Chaney has years of experience providing quick and efficient restorative treatments like tooth extractions. To schedule a consultation with our team, please call our office or use our virtual contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly!

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Why would a tooth extraction be necessary?

A tooth extraction is not a treatment option that is typically recommended if there are other less invasive treatment options available. There are a variety of reasons why a tooth extraction could be recommended in your treatment plan, including:

  • Too many teeth crowding each other in one area
  • An infection that is too deep for a root canals to treat
  • Tooth decay has damaged a tooth beyond repair
  • Stubborn baby teeth are blocking adult teeth
  • Orthodontic treatment plan requires a tooth extraction

What can you eat after a dental extraction?

After a tooth extraction surgery, it’s important that you let the area heal and only eat soft foods that require very little to no chewing. Things like broth, cream of wheat, yogurt, applesauce, mashed potatoes, and scrambled eggs are all good choices for post-tooth extraction meals. You will want to make sure that you don’t eat anything too hot or cold either, and avoid drinking anything through a straw while the affected area is healing, as the suction that is created in the mouth can cause a painful complication called a dry socket.

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Can you be sedated during a tooth extraction?

Before the procedure begins, a local anesthetic will be used to completely numb the area around the tooth. You may feel some pressure during your treatment, but it should be a painless procedure. If you get nervous during dentist appointments or you are particularly worried about an upcoming tooth extraction surgery, Chaney Dental offers nitrous oxide sedation that can help relieve your anxiety and put you in a calm, relaxed state during your appointment. Just let our team know that you want dental sedation and we will be happy to oblige!

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