Denver Teeth Extractions
Providing Caring & Capable Services Since 1983
Some dental problems can be solved with a filling or tooth repair but others require a full tooth extraction. At Makowski Dental, our professional team has the knowledge and experience to accurately diagnose your general dental problems and let you know the best course of action. We always try to recommend a solution that offers the best long-term benefits for your overall health.
Dental extractions are a common remedy for:
Generally, a tooth removal is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on the nature of the extraction, you may be put under local, general, or intravenous anesthesia.
If you have an abscess in your mouth, call Makowski Dental. Ignoring the issue could put your entire body at risk. A tooth infection can eventually lead to sepsis and other serious health conditions. We know that removal may sound intimidating, but our compassionate staff will do everything we can to make you comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.
Contact our dentist today at (303) 751-5558 to learn more about Denver teeth extractions.
Simple Extraction or Surgical Extraction?
If your infected tooth is fully exposed above the gum line, expect a simple extraction. We will use an elevator to lift the tooth from its socket, and forceps to pull it out. In most cases, we only need local anesthesia for this quick procedure. The anesthesia will numb the area so that you only feel a dull pressure.
If your teeth are impacted, you may need surgical extraction. We make a small incision into the gum to remove the impacted teeth. In some cases, we may need to remove bone or take the tooth out in pieces. We may recommend general or intravenous anesthesia for longer operations.
Recovering from Denver Teeth Extractions
You should be back on your feet and back to your normal routine within 24 hours of a tooth extraction. There may be a longer recovery time if you had multiple teeth removed or if they were severely impacted. During your recovery, apply an ice pack to your cheek to reduce swelling. We may prescribe painkillers to reduce discomfort. Rest and relax, eat soft foods, change out your gauze pads, and avoid using a straw for the next 24 hours. Your oral health is important to us. Give us a call today to learn more about how our Denver dentist can help you.