Tooth Extractions

Surgical Extractions to Remove Decayed Teeth or Wisdom Teeth.

Our permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Extractions aren’t something anyone is too excited to get. But they are often necessary when they affect surrounding teeth or cause the patient pain. In some cases, both situations are a factor. Soundview Family Dental offers extractions to help patients eliminate pain, and promote a healthier smile.

Looking for tooth extractions in Edmonds? Contact us today. We can help.

Why choose us for Edmonds tooth extractions

Soundview Family Dental is known for its exceptional patient care. We always work with patients to exceed their dental goals, whether it be for a full smile restoration or a cleaning. Our Edmonds dentistry office believes every patient is different, and that they deserve individualized treatment plans, not a general plan or one that addresses issues they don’t have.

Tooth extractions can be a complicated procedure. Depending on how damaged or decayed a tooth is, surgical extractions may be required. Our dentist, Dr. Kitts will perform an examination as well as take x-rays to determine which course of treatment is the best solution for you.

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Is an Extraction Right for You?

An extraction simply means to have a tooth removed. Some also call it having a tooth pulled. No matter what you may call it, the result is the same. A dentist will remove the entire tooth using some degree of force.

Before the procedure begins, you will be given an anesthetic to promote the highest level of comfort. With a back and forth motion, the dentist will attempt to detach the tooth from the jawbone, pulling it away from the gumline.

In some cases, a surgical incision will need to be made on the gum to assist with removing the tooth. After the tooth is out, a blood clot will form, and your dentist will pack it. If an incision is made, after the tooth is removed, it will be stitched.

Benefits of Extracting Teeth

There are a few reasons you may be considering having an extraction done. Wisdom teeth are the most common reasons we extract teeth, but it isn’t the only reason. Severely infected teeth, those that are broken and beyond repair, or those that have severe tooth decay can all be solved with a tooth removal procedure. Some of the benefits of having an extraction include:
Can eliminates pain.
Can stop infections.
Solve crowding problems.
Can be done to prepare for dental restorations.
Can prevent damage to surrounding teeth.

After you’ve had an extraction, there will be a moderate amount of discomfort. The first 24-hours should be spent relaxing. A liquid diet for the first few days is highly recommended, as well as not smoking or using a straw. Smoking can increase your chances of “dry socket,” which can be extremely painful.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Generally speaking, extractions are safe, but there is a risk of infection. We send each patient home with a list of do’s and don’ts to ensure a successful recovery. While we know patients have a good understanding of their oral health, talking to a dentist is the only way to determine if an extraction procedure is right for you.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Have You Been Dealing With Tooth Pain?

An infected tooth and wisdom teeth can be extremely painful. These situations won’t go away on their own, and often will get worse over time. But with extractions, after you recover, there is no more pain. Extractions can solve many problems our patients may have. But we only recommend extractions when needed. If a tooth can be saved, we will recommend treatment to do so.

Surgical extractions can also prevent damage to your other teeth. Once a tooth is decayed, it will start to affect the surrounding teeth too. This means if not treated as soon as possible, you could have more than one tooth that needs to be pulled.

It’s important to tell your dentist of any problems or medications you may be taking before an extraction is performed. Those with compromised immune systems or those with an infection may need to wait before having the removal done.

Restorations After Extractions

Having to have a tooth extracted because of tooth decay doesn’t mean you have to live with a gap in your smile. In addition to extractions, Soundview Family Dental provides many restoration options to fill a hole in your smile after having a tooth extracted. We offer dental implants, dentures, and bridges. While having wisdom teeth removed won’t require a restoration, we can help improve your smile, if the wisdom teeth had caused a shift in the alignment of your teeth.

There is no need to worry about a gap in your smile after an extraction. We will talk about your options in detail to ensure you get the perfect fit for your needs and your budget.

Cosmetic Dentist, Eric Kitts in Edmonds WA

Our Guarantee

We know the idea of having an extraction can be somewhat frightening, especially if you’ve never had to have a tooth pulled, or any type of extensive dental treatments done. But we guarantee you are in good hands with Dr. Kitts. We will make sure you are comfortable before and during the procedure, and walk you through what to expect throughout recovery.

Extraction Services Are Available With Soundview Family Dental in Edmonds

Do you have a tooth that needs to be removed, or one you think needs to go? Soundview Family Dental is here to help. We will ensure you are entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and discuss possibilities of tooth replacement after recovery. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist. You may give us a call at (425) 563-6360 or schedule an appointment online.



How long is recovery after a tooth extraction?

It will take about a week for the incision site to heal. During this time the area may be sore, sometimes painful. If a dry socket develops, patients can expect moderate discomfort for 7-10 days. Dry socket can happen if the clot releases too early, or if the clot never formed in the first place.

Is a tooth extraction painful?

During the procedure, you will be under anesthesia, so you won’t likely feel anything other than a small amount of pressure. After the extraction, it can be somewhat painful. Patients will be prescribed pain medication and rest for the first couple of days following the procedure.

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