At Robinson Dental, we understand that having a complete, natural smile is key to feeling confident in your daily life. We also know that on occasion, circumstances may arise that require a patient to receive a routine or emergency tooth extraction in order to preserve overall oral health. As your Lynnwood dentist, Dr. Brent Robinson knows that the decision to extract can be a difficult one, so he makes sure that every aspect of the procedure is as stress-free and comfortable for our patients as possible by keeping you well informed, aware of what is happening, and aware of what your choices are along the way.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
A tooth extraction is performed only after all alternatives have been considered and ruled out. Situations that may lead to an extraction include:
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a routine procedure for Dr. Brent Robinson, though in some instances, an emergency tooth extraction may be called for. The procedure includes:
After the tooth has been removed, Dr. Brent Robinson will have you bite down on some gauze in order to help stop the bleeding, so that a blood clot can form.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
After your extraction, your recovery typically takes a couple of days. The following tips will help you relieve discomfort and avoid complications.
When teeth must be removed, especially ones that appear in your smile, there are a number of natural-looking, permanent tooth-replacement options, such as implants, that can give your smile a second chance.
It is normal to experience some pain after the anesthetic wears off. There may also be some swelling and bleeding for up to 24 hours after the tooth extraction. If pain is severe or bleeding doesn’t stop, you should contact us immediately.
On occasion, the blood clot that has formed in the socket breaks loose. This is referred to as dry socket.
Whether your tooth extraction or emergency tooth extraction is covered by your insurance depends on your provider. Our staff will help you find out if your extraction is covered and, if not, what additional financial solutions are available to you.
To schedule an appointment with our Lynnwood dental office, call Robinson Dental at 425.778.1164 today.
19108 33rd Ave W Ste B
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Monday: 7AM – 3PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 3PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM
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