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Tooth Extraction

Dr. Christopher Henes and his dental team are proud to offer a wide variety of services, including tooth extraction and removal in Aurora, CO

Do you suffer from tooth pain? Does hot, cold, or chewing bother you on daily basis? Or do you feel as if your tooth is broken or has been broken for years? You’re not alone. Millions of people need to get tooth extraction due to not being restorable or infected every year. Whether you are a child or an adult we sometimes suffer from pain and a tooth cannot be saved. Don’t you worry Dr. Christopher Henes and his trained team can help alleviate your pain by simply removing your tooth.

When teeth develop large cavities they can become infected which can cause pain and swelling. Not only can it cause pain but the swelling and an infection can develop into something life threatening.  Removing these teeth will eliminate the risk of these issues and can help keep the rest of your teeth comfortable, healthy and properly aligned. If your tooth or teeth are hot, cold, or chewing sensitive you can be at the early stages of tooth decay and may need a tooth removed or extracted.  If you have any of these symptoms it is best to call and schedule an appointment with the highly trained dental team at Iliff Family Dental. We pride ourself in treating patients as if they are family and giving them the care they deserve.

Tooth Extraction

As much as we love saving teeth, there comes a time when some teeth can not be saved with dental treatments. Dr. Christopher Henes and his team are highly experienced and trained in oral surgery procedures that can be completed in-office

Teeth might have to be removed for the following reasons:

  • Fractured Tooth
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Baby tooth that won’t come out
  • Diseased tooth
Rest assured that during the procedure, we will make you as comfortable as possible. When a tooth is extracted, the area around and including the tooth will be given local medication to help numb it. Before completing the procedure we will feel around to make sure you are numb enough to complete the procedure. If you are feeling anything please let us know so that we can always administer more numbing medication. Once numbed, you shouldn’t feel anything that is sharp throughout the procedure, just a lot of pressure. Once the tooth is removed, the area will be cleaned and irrigated. This allows for fast and proper healing.  Rest assured that during the procedure, we will make you as comfortable as possible.

What to Expect from Teeth Removal

Our expert for teeth removal in Aurora, CO may recommend removal of one or more teeth, depending on the results from a detailed exam.

First, our dentist will examine your teeth and take X-rays to better understand the position of the roots and other structures. This will help us create a treatment plan that addresses your needs properly. We will use anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the tooth extraction process.

Anesthesia options typically include local anesthesia along with the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous oxide will help you take the edge off and help with any anxiety you might be having prior to the procedure.  The local anesthetic is injected before the extraction begins and numbs the treatment area. Prior to beginning, your lip, tongue, and cheek should feel fat and puffy. Don’t worry even though they feel fat and puffy they really aren’t fat and puffy. During the procedure you shouldn’t feel anything sharp but just some pressure. 

Nitrous oxide can be used with local anesthesia. The nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen, and you’ll breathe it in through a nose hood that covers your nose. This gas will calm and relax you almost immediately, and you’ll feel pleasantly drowsy while remaining awake and aware.

There are two types of tooth extractions: simple tooth extraction & surgical tooth extraction.

Simple tooth extraction

Simple tooth extraction is used when there is enough solid tooth structure above the gums. This allows for the dentist to remove the tooth effectively and efficiently.  The procedure is began by making sure you are completely comfortable and the completely numb. During the procedure you shouldn’t feel anything sharp but you will feel pressure.  Once the tooth is removed, the area is then cleaned. After the procedure a small resorbable sponge will be placed in the socket to help retain the blood clot, which aids in the healing process. The use of a suture might be used depending on the area of where the tooth was. Dr. Christopher Henes and his team will go over the entire procedure as well to make sure you are completely informed prior to beginning.

Surgical tooth extraction

Surgical tooth extraction is used when there is not enough  tooth structure above the gums. This procedure can be used when your tooth has a large cavity, broken below the gums, or for wisdom tooth extraction. The main difference between simple and surgical extraction is that bone is removed to aid in removing the tooth.  By removing the bone this allows for the dentist to remove the tooth effectively and efficiently. The procedure is began by making sure you are completely comfortable and the completely numb. During the procedure you shouldn’t feel anything sharp but you will feel pressure.  Because the tooth is broken down we use a handpiece to aid in removing the tooth. After the procedure a small resorbable sponge will be placed in the socket to help retain the blood clot, which aids in the healing process. The use of a suture might be used depending on the area of where the tooth was. Dr. Christopher Henes and his team will go over the entire procedure as well to make sure you are completely informed prior to beginning.

After the Procedure

Once the teeth have been removed, sutures may be placed to aid in the healing process. The sutures aid in closing and protecting the extraction site. You’ll be given gauze to bite down on: This controls bleeding. Think of the gauze as a band-aid for your mouth.  You might need to rest in a recovery area for a bit before you can go home. We’ll make sure you have all necessary post-surgical instructions so that you can heal without complication. Some soreness is normal, but we’ll make sure you have everything you need to stay comfortable during your recovery.

Most people are feeling back to normal within a few days. You will need to take it easy for a while until the extraction sites are fully healed. You’ll also need to practice excellent dental hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.

Schedule Your Appointment to discuss tooth extractions in Aurora, CO Today!

If you are interested in learning more about tooth extraction options, call 303-695-0102 or book an appointment with our 5-star-rated dentist. We are conveniently located on Iliff near I-225. During your session, our experienced dentist and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Come to experience Iliff Family Dental and our unmatched patient experience! You will quickly see why people in Aurora, CO love us