Workman Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth Extraction

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At Workman Family Dental, we know that the best way to keep your teeth healthy is by showing you the benefits of good oral health. We encourage you to ask questions because it helps you learn and helps us understand what's important to you.

Here are a few questions we hear most often, but you probably have some of your own. You are always welcome to call our office, and a knowledgeable member of our team will find the answer you're looking for. Or, feel free to fill out our convenient online contact form, and we will get back to you!

Tooth Extraction

We know it can be unpleasant to face the prospect of having a tooth extracted. At Workman Family Dental, we take the steps necessary to preserve a tooth in whatever way we can. However, there are certain cases where removal of the tooth is our only option. 

If we find that you need to have a tooth removed, you can feel comfortable knowing that your care is in the hands of professionals who have your best interest at heart. Our exceptional team has years of experience, and we have helped many fearful patients relax and get the care they need.

Some reasons why we would extract a tooth are:

  • A tooth is so severely damaged that it can’t be saved.tooth extraction | columbia il dentist
  • A wisdom tooth has erupted at an odd angle, putting surrounding teeth at risk.
  • We are preparing for placement of a dental implant or dentures.
  • Your recommended orthodontic treatment requires the removal of teeth for optimal results.

Post Procedure Recovery

After your procedure, you may experience some discomfort. You can get relief by applying an ice pack to the area and taking any prescribed pain medications. Any discomfort will usually subside after 48 hours.

Please don’t let fear about the procedure prevent you from getting the care you need. If you suspect you may need a tooth extracted, please call our Columbia dental office to arrange an appointment.

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