When root canal therapy, dental crowns, or dental fillings are not enough to save a tooth, we may recommend a dental extraction.
Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives.
In many cases, a patient who has a tooth pulled experiences little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.
Dr. Sheryl Jenicke is dedicated to helping patients treat dental problems and providing comfortable tooth extraction treatment to patients in Cadillac, MI.
We also provide general dentistry services to new and existing patients.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Cadillac, MI
Before extraction, we numb the treated area with a topical/or injectable anesthetic. Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic and, at the very least, take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur.
Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open.
Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce swelling and promote faster healing.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems with wisdom teeth.
In most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding and improper bites.
If wisdom teeth are causing a problem and are not pulled, they can sometimes become impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to emerge.
Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Sometimes impacted wisdom teeth can grow in at an angle and dig into permanent molars.
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to bite down, speak, or eat properly.
Please contact our office if you experience tooth pain in the back of your mouth or experience facial swelling. We can take X-rays to view your wisdom teeth and plan an extraction.
Improve Your Oral Health Today
Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Do you have pain from an infected tooth?
Call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry today at 231-389-6388 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Jenicke online.