Extractions

Gentle Extraction Solutions for Dental Concerns

Dentist Gulf Shores

While your third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last to emerge, they are often the first to require extraction due to various complications. However, other teeth may also necessitate extraction if they cannot be salvaged through root canal therapy or alternative treatments. Some common reasons for tooth extraction include: 

  • Impacted tooth: A tooth trapped beneath bone or gums, unable to emerge properly.
  • Crowding or limited space in the mouth: Emerging teeth may cause shifting or cracking of neighboring teeth due to insufficient space. 
  • Decay or infection: When extreme decay or infection affects a tooth beyond repair with fillings or root canal treatment, extraction may be necessary. 

If any of these issues apply to you, Dr. Angel Vasquez may recommend the extraction of one or more teeth during your consultation. Additionally, to ensure your comfort during the procedure, we may suggest the use of sedation dentistry. 

Post-Extraction Care Guidelines 

Following your extraction procedure, it’s important to arrange for transportation home with a friend or family member. Rest with your head elevated on a pillow to minimize prolonged bleeding. 

Gauze will be provided post-extraction; change it when soaked and follow instructions for pain management and swelling reduction using prescribed medication and ice packs. Should bleeding persist beyond 24 hours, please contact our office promptly.

During the initial days post-extraction, stick to a soft food diet and refrain from smoking or using a straw, as these actions can impede clotting and loosen sutures. 

For further information or to schedule an extraction consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office