Extractions

If it's gotta go, it's gotta go! 

Sometimes you have to extract a tooth to save a smile.

We're here to save teeth! Why would we ever remove one?

We’ll do everything we can to save each and every tooth we see, including surgery to repair gums, root canals, crowns and more. But sometimes, extracting the tooth is the best choice. 

There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be removed including trauma, severe decay or infection, and crowding (a lack of space in your mouth for all of your teeth). Wisdom teeth removal is also a leading reason for extractions, especially for teens and young adults.

Tooth extractions: What to expect

X-Rays

Our first step is taking X-Rays of the tooth to determine the condition of the surrounding bone and the position of the tooth’s roots beneath the gum line. 

Clinical Review

Our experienced dentists use these X-Rays to plan a safe tooth extraction and identify the best course of action for you. 

Removal

Your dentist will apply a local or general anesthetic to ensure the tooth removal procedure is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Gauze is applied once the tooth has carefully and gently been removed to minimize any bleeding. In some cases, a few small stitches may be needed to help gums heal quickly.

Complications after a tooth extraction? Call Western Dental

If you experience bleeding you can't stop or severe pain after having a tooth pulled, call Western Dental immediately. Our help line is open 24 hours a day and calls are free. If you suspect that it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Lets fill in that gap!

Don’t let a pulled tooth put a hole in your smile. Bridges can keep your smile looking good and your jaw healthy and strong after an extraction.

Bridge that gap

Lose a tooth, save your jaw

Losing a tooth can cause the underlying bone to dissolve away, which puts other teeth at risk. Your dentist may recommend bone restoration and a dental implant to keep your jaw and gums healthy and make your smile as good as new.

How Implants Work