If your teeth are badly damaged, our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction to remove them before any further damage can occur. Dr. Keith Warr and Dr. Margaret Hyams will extract your teeth as gently as possible and will work with you after your procedure to help you recover and find the right type of tooth replacement for your smile. To learn more about tooth extractions in Salt Lake City, Utah, and make an appointment, call Warr Dental today at 801-355-5385.
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth for your mouth. A tooth extraction is typically considered the last resort and is only recommended if more conservative treatment options cannot restore the tooth to good health and function.
When Is Tooth Extraction Recommended?
Our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction if:
- Severe infection has destroyed much of the tooth and its supporting bone structure
- Significant decay has damaged the tooth beyond all repair
- The teeth are overcrowded
- An extraction is necessary before you can receive additional treatments to regain your smile
Tooth Extraction Procedure
When you receive a tooth extraction, our dentists will provide a local anesthetic or other sedation option to help you remain comfortable. Your tooth will then be removed from your mouth as gently as possible. Following your recovery, we will work with you to determine if a tooth replacement is needed and, if so, which type of replacement best meets your needs. Common tooth replacement options include dental bridges, dental implants, and complete or partial dentures.
We will provide you with detailed post-op instructions after your extraction to help you heal and recover. You may experience some swelling and discomfort for the first 48 hours after your extraction, and you can expect your total recovery time to be about one to two weeks. Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a follow-up appointment.
For more information about tooth extractions and to schedule your consultation at our friendly dental office, call our team at 801-355-5385. We are committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible and to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile.