Remove Broken or Decayed Teeth in Morgantown, WV
Willow Tree Dental Performs Tooth Extractions
Willow Tree Dental performs tooth extractions for patients in Morgantown, WV. Tooth extractions are necessary for many reasons, including tooth decay, damage, infection, and crowding. Depending on the severity of the problem or impaction, you may be put under anesthesia for the procedure. If you are experiencing tooth pain, have a severely broken tooth, or need to have teeth removed to correct impacted teeth, call Willow Tree Dental in Morgantown, WV, at (304) 598-0400 for an appointment. Our dentists will examine your teeth and will find the right solution for you. We also offer emergency service for extreme situations.
Understanding the Types of Tooth Extractions
There are two types of tooth extractions that you may experience, depending on what you are going through. A simple extraction is, as the name suggests, a simple way to remove visible teeth. These extractions are usually done by numbing the area around the tooth and removing it.
A surgical extraction is for teeth that have not come through the gums or broke at the gum line. In order to successfully remove the tooth, the dentist may need to remove a portion of the gum or bone. This, in most cases, requires the patient be put under anesthesia. Talk with the staff at Willow Tree Dental to go over any questions or concerns you may have regarding the types of tooth extractions.
Proper Recovery for Tooth Extractions
Recovery time for most patients is quick and fairly easy. You will most likely experience some pain or discomfort after the first day or so. A few ways to help make a full recovery include:
- Icing the area to reduce swelling
- Not drinking with a straw
- Not brushing the area within the first 24 hours
- Rinsing with saltwater after the first 24 hours
- Eating soft foods
If you believe that your incision is infected or not healing correctly, call your dentist as soon as possible.
Contact Willow Tree Dental in Morgantown, WV, for an Appointment
Willow Tree Dental in Morgantown, WV, regularly accepts new patients for restorative dentistry procedures and preventive care to help keep teeth healthy. If you need a new dentist in the area, or you believe that you need a tooth extraction, contact our office right away. Depending on the number of teeth that need to be removed, we can discuss bridges, dental implants, dentures, or other replacement options to keep your mouth structured and allow you to chew, talk, and function as usual.