Remove Severe Damage
gentle tooth extractions
in Colorado Springs
At Kissing Camels Family Dentistry, we provide patients in Colorado Springs with minimally-invasive, gentle tooth extractions. With sedation options available from Dr. Boals, we can ensure that you feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. If you have a painful wisdom tooth, or a damaged tooth that may need to be extracted, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
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Why Would I Need
a Tooth Extraction?
The most common reason that a patient would need a tooth extraction is because your wisdom teeth are not growing in properly. Wisdom teeth usually erupt in your late teens or early twenties, and most people do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate them properly. This can result in shifting of teeth, impacted teeth, and a number of other oral health issues. Because of this, extraction is usually the best solution for most patients.
Tooth extractions may also be required due to oral health issues such as infected teeth or advanced cases of periodontal (gum) disease, or if a tooth has been damaged due to an impact injury or oral trauma. If you're not unsure about whether or not you need a tooth extraction, schedule an appointment to see us at our Colorado Springs office today.
what to expect
How Do Tooth
To start the extraction process, Dr. Boals will numb your mouth and provide you with sedation, if you desire. The treatment area will be cleaned, and then Dr. Boals will use an “elevator” to loosen the tooth in its socket. After the tooth has been loosened, he will gently remove your tooth using professional grade tools. Then, the area will be cleaned and disinfected, and the empty socket will be sutured shut to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of infection.
What Do i Do after a
Recovering from a tooth extraction usually takes only a day or two. You may feel discomfort, but you should still be able to work and perform other day-to-day activities within 24 hours. You may be given prescription painkillers immediately after your procedure to help mitigate pain and discomfort. It is best to avoid strenuous activity and eat only soft foods for about 24-48 hours. Dr. Boals will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. Follow all of his directions to make sure that your socket heals properly, and that you are able to recover in a timely fashion.
remove problematic teeth
Visit kissing camels
If you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, or if you suspect that you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, contact Dr. Boals at Kissing Camels Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs right away. You can reach us at (719) 301-6604 or come to our office at 3470 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, Co 80907 for an appointment.