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Tooth Extraction - Lexington, SC

Removing an Untreatable Tooth

When Extraction Is the Only Feasible Solution

If you develop tooth pain or your wisdom teeth require extraction, we can get your dental health back on course with effective, comfortable oral surgery services. At Bela Family Dentistry of White Knoll, we’re skilled in both extracting regular adult teeth and impacted wisdom teeth removal, using treatment powered by advanced diagnostics and minimally invasive surgical technologies. Always expect the highest level of surgical care from our accomplished general dentists in a contemporary office equipped and sterilized for dental surgery. If you require a tooth extraction in Lexington, SC, our compassionate team will make you feel welcome and comfortable with our personalized sedation options. With surgical services personalized to your distinctive needs and esthetic goals, we’ll restore your oral health and leave you with a confident smile.

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Warnings You May Need an Extraction

Common Oral Surgery Services

Tooth Extractions
We offer gentle extractions to eliminate infection due to an irreparable decayed or damaged tooth. We’ll protect the empty socket with bone grafting to arrest bone loss, then help you decide on a tooth replacement option to restore your oral health and esthetics. Dental implants provide a permanent and authentic replacement for an extracted tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
For troublesome third molars, we offer wisdom tooth extractions in the comfortable setting of our Lexington office. We remove these teeth when they’re impacted or, if possible, before you develop symptoms to help you avoid damage to your existing teeth.

Proper Aftercare for Extractions

After a tooth extraction, taking good care of your mouth can help you heal more quickly and reduce your risk of developing a dry socket. After your tooth is extracted, you’ll have an empty space in the bone where the roots used to be; this is the tooth socket. A blood clot normally forms over an empty tooth socket as part of your body’s natural healing process. If this clot fails to form or becomes dislodged, the resulting exposure of the bone and nerves can cause severe pain. After your extraction procedure, closely follow our post-operative instructions to minimize your chances of developing a dry socket! Refrain from vigorous activities for a few days, don’t drink through a straw, gently rinse your mouth with warm saltwater, and avoid the extraction site when brushing your teeth. If you have any symptoms of dry socket, including acute pain at the extraction site that spreads to your eyes and temple, a visibly empty socket, or foul breath or a foul taste in your mouth, contact our Lexington, SC office immediately.

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