Austell Tooth Extractions

Comprehensive Dental Care

Our highly skilled dentists may determine you need a tooth extraction for several reasons. The most common reasons for a tooth to be pulled are: severe decay, irreparable teeth, and periodontal disease. Other teeth may need removal simply because they are in a poor position, for example, impacted teeth. To avoid these complications, our team will examine all other options and discuss other possibilities with you before deciding to remove the tooth entirely. We understand that the extraction process can be intimidating, so we ensure your comfort is always met.

The Extraction Process

If your tooth has been damaged beyond reasonable repair, extraction will likely become necessary. The first thing we’ll do is use a local anesthetic for numbing. After we numb the tooth, jawbone, and gums surrounding the infected area, it’s normal to feel slight pressure. The anesthetic will numb the nerves, which stops the transference of pain. We’ll widen the socket surrounding the tooth by moving it side to side until the socket is large enough to easily extract the tooth.

After Tooth Extraction

After the tooth has been extracted, we’ll place gauze to prevent bleeding and promote the healing process. It’s normal for bleeding to persist after a few hours following the procedure, so we recommend replacing the gauze in your mouth every half hour until the bleeding has stopped. During the first three days of your recovery, it’s important to follow our recommended maintenance steps to prevent complications.

During the 72 hours following your procedure, do NOT:

  • Rinse vigorously
  • Smoke tobacco
  • Suck on straws
  • Brush teeth next to the extraction area
  • Intensely exercise
  • Drink alcohol

It’s common to feel pain during the days following treatment. For quick relief, place a cold compression to the swelling area, such as an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas. After 24 hours, you should go back to your normal dental routine, but stay cautious and aware of the extracted area. Maintaining oral habits will only speed up the healing process and keep your mouth clean, fresh, and healthy.

If you think you may benefit from a tooth extraction, contact us online or dial (770) 467-3888 today to get in touch with Austell Dental Associates!

Patient Testimonials

  • “Left Cobb to move to Cherokee, but would never consider changing my dentist. Dr. Pace is THE BEST EVER! Wisteria is exceptional!”

    - Warnock
  • “Wisteria, the hygienist was amazing. She explained everything as she did it. I appreciate that. The office is friendly and efficient. Love the TVs in the treatment rooms, something to look at rather ...”

    - Donna
  • “I have been a patient at Austell Dental Associates for about 10 years. Everyone is friendly and I always receive personalized care. They inquire about my overall well being, they acknowledge my ...”

    - Niag
  • “Every visit is made very soothing and stress free by the awesome staff. They seem to have written the book on how to provide excellent customer service! I will be a customer for life.”

    - Linda
  • “This has got to be one of the best dentist's offices around. Their care is excellent. They are prompt, friendly, and expert at their work.”

    - Anonymous
/

Reasons to Choose Us

Delivering Exceptional Dental Services
  • We Offer Personalized & Effective Dental Care
  • We Have 50+ Years of Dedicated Experience
  • We Offer Teeth Whitening Services for $200
  • We've Received Exceptional Reviews
  • We Utilize the Latest Technologies

Contact Us

Schedule Your Dental Services Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.