Extractions

Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although our dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise you to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, the dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, he may refer you to a specialist called an oral surgeon.

A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction, which can be minimized with a pain killer and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. After a routine extraction, discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks. If you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call our office immediately.

Contact Info

  • Address

    2000 Swift St. • North Kansas City, MO 64116

  • Email

    Info@NKCDental.com

Office Hours

Monday

6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday

6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

6:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday

Closed