In most cases, pulling a tooth isn’t Dr. Franzen’s first choice of treatment. While he would rather preserve your natural smile for as long as possible, sometimes a tooth is so decayed or damaged that the only way to protect your oral health is with a tooth extraction in Milwaukee. If this is the case, you can expect our team to be gentle and accommodating of your needs throughout the whole process. Thanks to his experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Franzen can perform most tooth extractions right here in his office.
Your procedure can vary depending on the location of the problem tooth in your mouth. If the tooth has fully erupted from the gums, we can perform a simple extraction. After administering a local anesthetic to numb that area of your mouth, we use a dental elevator to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it comes loose. From there, we can easily pull it out.
However, sometimes the tooth is fully or partially trapped under the gumline, also known as impaction. This is common with third molars, or wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth usually require a surgical extraction. With this method, we may have to break the tooth into smaller pieces and remove them one by one.
No matter which type of extraction you require, the process should be painless thanks to the potent local anesthetic that we provide beforehand.
It’s perfectly normal to experience soreness and mild swelling following your extraction. Taking your prescribed or over-the-counter painkillers should help to alleviate this. Additionally, follow these tips to prevent post-op complications:
If your pain or swelling doesn’t subside within four days after treatment, give us a call.
Once you’ve finished healing, it might be time to consider replacing your extracted tooth. After all, not doing so can cause a host of oral health problems. It can impair your chewing ability, shift the adjacent teeth out of alignment, and weaken your jawbone, leading to an increased risk of gum disease.
Fortunately, you have a few choices when it comes to a tooth replacement:
Whichever method you choose to replace your tooth, our team will make sure you’re comfortable every step of the way.
If you’re experiencing pain in a certain tooth, call Milwaukee Dental Implants. We can easily remove a problematic tooth if need be.