Tooth extractions can be nerve-wracking and scary for many people. However, removing a tooth due to decay, infection, gum disease or overcrowding is sometimes necessary. At Mountainview Periodontics and Dental Implants and Periodontics of Cherry Creek, we strive to make tooth extractions in Glendale and Parker, Colorado, as comfortable and pain-free as possible. 

Tooth extractions are nothing to fear! Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Maryanne Butler and Dr. Amy Riffel. Our team will discuss what to expect during a tooth extraction procedure and how Mountainview Periodontics and Dental Implants and Periodontics of Cherry Creek can help guide you.


The Tooth Extraction Procedure

The first step in a tooth extraction procedure is scheduling an examination with Dr. Maryanne Butler and Dr. Amy Riffel in Parker or Glendale, Colorado.. During this time, your doctor will examine your teeth and determine if a tooth extraction is necessary. They will also advise you on pre-operative and post-operative instructions and prescribe any necessary medications before the extraction.

On the day of the procedure, we will give anesthetic to numb the area around your tooth.We  then use specialized instruments to loosen and gently remove the tooth from its socket. Depending on your situation, incisions may be indicated to get better access to the tooth or teeth being extracted.  If you have dental anxiety, oral or IV sedation is an option to calm your nerves.  You will need a driver to bring you to and from the appointment if you decide to have any form of sedation. 

After the extraction, you may experience some swelling and discomfort. We will provide aftercare instructions, such as icing the area and make recommendations for pain management. You will also be instructed on activity and dietary restrictions to allow optimal healing. 

Once the extraction site has healed, you can discuss options with Dr. Butler or Dr. Riffel about replacing the missing tooth. Dental implants or bridges are specific solutions to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth.  Dr. Butler and Dr. Riffel can work with your general dentist to help you decide the best option for your needs and budget.


The Benefits of Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may seem scary, but they are a crucial part of maintaining good oral health in the event of non-restorable cavities or gum disease.  Avoiding extractions when they are indicated can lead to an increased risk for infection and pain, increasing the risk of a true dental emergency. 


Prevents Infections

One of the most significant benefits of tooth extractions is that they prevent infections from spreading. If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or infected, leaving it in your mouth can cause the infection to spread to other teeth and gums. Not only does this lead to further dental problems, but it can also become a health risk for the rest of your body. Extracting the problematic tooth can prevent the infection from spreading and keep your oral health in check.


Improves Overall Oral Health

As mentioned before, tooth extractions help prevent infections from spreading. Additionally, we can improve your oral health and well-being by removing a tooth that is causing you pain or discomfort. A tooth that is causing you pain can make it difficult to eat, speak, and even sleep. By extracting the tooth, we can alleviate some of the stress your mouth is under and ensure that you are not in any undue pain.


Tooth Extractions in Glendale and Parker, Colorado

Tooth extractions are a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. Not only do they prevent infections from spreading, but they can also improve your overall oral health and well-being. We strive to make the procedure as easy and comfortable as possible for our patients. 

If you have a tooth that is causing you pain or discomfort, don’t wait. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see how tooth extractions can benefit you and your smile. You’ll find us at two convenient locations: At Mountainview Periodontics and Dental Implants in Parker, Colorado, and Periodontics of Cherry Creek in Glendale, Colorado.