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Tooth Extractions
Richmond, MI

Tooth Extractions

Safe, pain-free tooth removal in Richmond with Dr. Cichoracki. 

Tooth removal is never our first dental treatment, but sometimes it is the best option for your oral health. 

You need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth require extraction because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or are broken beyond repair. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

However, removing a single tooth can impact your chewing ability, jaw joint, and dental alignment. That’s why Dr. Cichoracki will also discuss options for replacing the extracted tooth. 

If you think you may need tooth removal in Richmond, schedule an appointment with our dedicated dental team.

How Tooth Removal Works

At the time of extraction the doctor will numb the tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves. This stops the transference of pain without affecting the nerves that sense pressure. 

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Proper aftercare reduces the risk of infection and pain after tooth removal. Here are a few tips that Dr. Cichoracki recommends after tooth removal:

Help Form Blood Clot

Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes.

Avoid Dislodging the Clot

Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. Avoid vigorous exercise for 24 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process.

Manage Swelling and Pain

Apply an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables to reduce swelling. Take pain medications as prescribed.

Medications

If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Call our office if pain medication doesn’t seem to be working.

Eating

Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

Resume Normal Activities

Resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours, including brushing and flossing. After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

Visit Dr. Cichoracki for
Tooth Extractions
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Richmond,
MI

Dr. Cichoracki and her dental team will do everything possible to save your natural tooth first, but if you do need a tooth extraction, you can count on us. Our committed team ensures your comfort throughout the entire procedure. We create a personalized dental care plan for your long-term health, including tooth replacement solutions when necessary. 

Schedule your appointment for a tooth extraction consultation* in Richmond today.


*Referral to an oral surgeon may be necessary after consultation with Dr. Cichoracki
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