Dental Extractions in Hot Springs Village, AR

If you’ve been searching for an experienced dentist that offers dental extractions in Hot Springs Village, look no further than Lefler Dental. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team would be happy to assist you on your journey toward optimal oral health. Contact our office today to learn more about the services we offer and schedule your next visit with us.

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When is it necessary to have a tooth removed?

A tooth may need to be removed due to severe decay, infection, or damage that cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or other restorative treatment. Periodontal disease that causes significant bone loss can also necessitate extraction. Additionally, crowded or impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, may need removal to prevent pain, infection, or damage to adjacent teeth. In some orthodontic cases, teeth are extracted to create space for proper alignment. Our team will evaluate your specific situation to determine if extraction is the best option for your oral health.

How long does it take to recover from a dental extraction?

Recovery from a dental extraction typically takes about one to two weeks. During the first 24 hours, it’s important to rest and avoid strenuous activity as much as possible. Swelling and discomfort are common for a few days and can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications. Eating soft foods, avoiding smoking, and maintaining good oral hygiene without disturbing the extraction site are essential for healing. Full recovery, including gum tissue and bone healing, can take up to a few months. Posttreatment, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.

How will I know if I need a dental extraction?

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or swelling, that may be an indication that an infection or another type of issue has recently developed. Should you notice new symptoms like these, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can assess your situation and provide prompt treatment. We also recommend visiting our office for routine dental visits so our team can take care of your smile before pain and discomfort develops. Our team will also monitor your wisdom teeth and make a recommendation for when or if we believe they should be extracted.

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