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gentle tooth extractions
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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.

Things to KNow

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.

Severely Damaged Teeth

When Should Damaged Teeth Be Removed?

You may need a tooth to be extracted if it’s been damaged by an oral injury or tooth decay. If the tooth becomes infected and is not treated in time with root canal therapy, it may die. Your teeth contain a large number of nerves, so while the tooth dies, it may cause you a lot of pain. 

If you have a very painful toothache that comes and goes suddenly, your tooth may be dead, and it will need to be extracted. After the tooth dies, it may also turn gray and become discolored, which is a sure sign that you should have it pulled right away. Contact us for an appointment!

Benefits

Why You Should Get An Extraction

  • Extractions can give patients relief from pain and discomfort. Whether you’re having a wisdom tooth pulled or you need an infected tooth extracted, you’ll be able to get back to your day-to-day life.
  • Pulling an infected tooth can also help prevent the spread of oral bacteria and infection, which helps keep your mouth and your body more healthy and prevents further complications.
  • Finally, a tooth extraction gives you a great chance to restore your smile. You can have your tooth replaced with a partial denture, a dental bridge, or even a dental implant from Dr. Cody Boals. With restorative dentistry, you can get your smile back.

what to expect

How Do Tooth
Extractions Work?

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.

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Advanced Gum Disease

Removing Teeth from Unhealthy Gums

You may also need one or more of your teeth pulled if you have advanced gum (periodontal) disease. If your teeth feel very loose and like they’re going to fall out due to gum disease, it may be better to have them pulled and replaced with dentures or dental implants.

recovery

What Do i Do after a
tooth extraction?

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.

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Signs That Wisdom Teeth Should Be Extracted

There are a few common signs that may indicate your tooth requires extraction:

Wisdom teeth often must be removed when they begin to erupt because they usually grow into your mouth improperly. If your wisdom teeth are coming in, you should be on the lookout for signs and symptoms like redness and swelling of your rear gums, tender or bleeding gums near your rear teeth, and jaw pain.

Other signs that your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted include bad breath, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, or swelling around your jaw. These symptoms often indicate an infection around your wisdom tooth. If this is the case, it’s important to get an extraction right away to keep your mouth healthy. If you notice any of these symptoms, come see Dr. Boals for a consultation to find out if you require an extraction.

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Visit kissing camels
family dentistry

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.

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