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Professional Tooth Extractions in Grosse Pointe, MI

When we’re younger, loose teeth are exciting because they mean the tooth fairy is arriving and permanent teeth are pushing through. As our permanent teeth settle in, the need for dental intervention can sometimes arise. At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we understand that tooth extractions can become necessary for a variety of reasons beyond improper growth.

Whether due to severe decay, damage, overcrowding, preparation for dentures, or other concerns, extractions can be a crucial step in maintaining your overall oral health. Our experienced team is dedicated to making this process as comfortable as possible. Schedule a tooth extraction appointment with us today.

Know When a Tooth Extraction is Necessary

We know the last thing you want to do is visit the dentist to have a tooth or multiple teeth extracted. Before you jump to conclusions and assume the worst, our dentists will explore all options available before resorting to tooth extractions. Some reasons we may require an extraction include:

  • The tooth is severely decayed or damaged beyond the point where a filling or crown can effectively restore it.
  • Overcrowding in the mouth prevents orthodontic treatments from being effective.
  • Space needs to be created in your mouth to accommodate dentures.
  • Gum disease or other issues have weakened the bone supporting a tooth.
  • Your wisdom teeth pose a threat to your overall oral health.

Please note that My Family Dental Grosse Pointe does not offer wisdom tooth extraction. If you require wisdom tooth removal, we’ll refer you to one of our trusted providers in the area.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

Invasive procedures spark a plethora of questions, especially when it comes to poking around in your mouth. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire duration of your tooth extraction. That’s why we’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions.

Each case is circumstantial, but typically, we will administer a sedative to keep you relaxed during the extraction. At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we use nitrous oxide, a safe and effective sedation option commonly known as laughing gas. This will help alleviate your anxiety and prevent you from experiencing any discomfort from beginning to end.

Yes, there is some downtime after a tooth extraction. Typically, the first 24 hours after your appointment will require rest and relaxation. During this time, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities, smoking, drinking through a straw, and foods that require immense chewing. These actions can disrupt the formation of the blood clot that’s required for healing. Our dentists will provide you with detailed post-care instructions, including how to keep the area clean so you can experience a speedy recovery.

Depending on how many teeth you’re having extracted, your appointment can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

Schedule Your Tooth Extraction Today!

At My Family Dental in Grosse Pointe, MI, our goal is to ensure each dental visit is as stress-free and painless as possible. While we try our best to preserve the natural tooth, occasionally, the only solution is a tooth extraction. But there’s no need to worry. Our dentists make your comfort a main priority and will remove your teeth as quickly and precisely as possible.

If you’ve experienced overcrowding, require dental implants, or suffer from gum disease and the only solution is a tooth extraction, you’ve come to the right place. Call us today at (313) 881-8080 and ask us how our tooth extraction services can brighten your smile and your day.

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