Tooth Extraction in Stone Mountain, GA

Performing Safe, Effective, & Comfortable Tooth Removal

In most cases, Smoke Rise Dental does not consider tooth removal to be the first treatment option. In fact, it’s typically the last option we’ll consider. However, there are circumstances in which removing a tooth is the best way to protect your neighboring teeth as well as your overall oral health. If this turns out to be the case, you can expect us to explain every step of process for tooth extractions in Stone Mountain, GA upfront, help you get comfortable and prepared for the procedure, and discuss your tooth replacement options.

Why Choose Smoke Rise Dental for Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction only when all other options are exhausted
Immediate pain relief with Same-Day tooth removals
Technologically Enabled Precision dentistry
At Smokerise Dental, our tooth extraction services in Stone Mountain, GA, are performed with precision and care to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. Our experienced dental team utilizes advanced techniques and technology to make the extraction process as comfortable and efficient as possible.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including severe decay, advanced gum disease, trauma to the tooth, or overcrowding in the mouth. During the extraction process, the dentist numbs the area with local anesthesia to minimize discomfort before carefully loosening the tooth from its socket and gently removing it.

When Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

  • Severe Tooth Decay: When a tooth is extensively decayed and cannot be saved with fillings, crowns, or other restorative treatments, extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Gum Disease: Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause irreversible damage to the tissues and bones supporting the teeth, leading to tooth loss. In some cases, extraction may be the best option to preserve overall oral health.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: In cases of severe crowding or misalignment, extracting one or more teeth may be necessary to create space for orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often become impacted due to lack of space in the jaw or their position at the back of the mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and damage to neighboring teeth, necessitating extraction.

What Should I Expect During A Tooth Extraction?

During a tooth extraction procedure at Smokerise Dental, our team takes every measure to ensure your comfort and safety. Before the extraction begins, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and minimize any pain or discomfort. Once the area is numb, the dentist will use specialized instruments to gently loosen the tooth from its socket. In some cases, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal. After the tooth is extracted, the dentist will clean the extraction site and may place stitches if necessary. You will be provided with post-operative care instructions to promote healing and prevent complications.

What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves removing one or more of the third molars, which typically erupt in the late teens or early twenties. Due to their location at the back of the mouth and their tendency to become impacted, wisdom teeth often cause issues such as pain, infection, and crowding of neighboring teeth.

Is There A Specific Procedure For Removing Your Wisdom Tooth?

The procedure for removing wisdom teeth varies depending on factors such as the position of the teeth, their alignment, and the patient's overall oral health. In most cases, the dentist will begin by administering local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. They will then make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth, and they may need to remove some bone surrounding the tooth for better access. Depending on the tooth's position, it may be extracted in one piece or divided into smaller pieces for easier removal. After the tooth is extracted, the dentist will clean the extraction site and may place stitches to promote healing.

Can I Eat Normally After Tooth Extraction?

Following a tooth extraction, it's important to follow your dentist's instructions for post-operative care to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. While you may experience some discomfort and swelling immediately after the procedure, you should be able to resume eating soft foods soon afterward. It's best to avoid hard, chewy, or spicy foods that may irritate the extraction site. Instead, opt for softer foods such as soups, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and smoothies. As you heal, gradually reintroduce solid foods into your diet, starting with softer textures and avoiding anything that could disrupt the healing process. Be sure to attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist to monitor your progress and address any concerns.


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 About 3 days after your tooth extraction, your gums will begin to heal and close around the removal site. And finally, 7-10 days after your procedure, the opening left by your extracted tooth should be closed (or almost closed), and your gums should no longer be tender or swollen.

Begin saltwater rinses the day after surgery and continue for 1 week. Rinse with warm salt water 3–4 times each day.

Throbbing pain during the first 24 hours post-extraction is a sign that your body is healing. Headaches, pain around the temples, neck, or jaw, and a sore throat may result from swelling and should subside within 1-3 days.

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