Tooth Extraction Dentists Plymouth, Ann Arbor, And Clarkston MI

Our dentists in Plymouth, Clarkston, and Ann Arbor, MI, may recommend tooth extraction as a last resort to protect your oral health. Dental extraction prevents any infection from spreading to the rest of your body and causing health complications, such as sepsis. The bacteria that causes cavities can also affect the other teeth in your mouth, causing widespread oral health problems.

Here’s what else you need to know about the tooth extraction procedure at Michigan Main Street Dentistry.

Do I Need Tooth Extraction?

You may need dental extraction for a tooth that’s badly injured or decayed. Likewise, some patients have teeth removed due to excessive crowding. During your appointment, one of our dentists will evaluate your smile to determine the best treatment option for you. If tooth extraction is necessary, we’ll walk you through the steps of what you can expect.

What Should I Avoid After Tooth Extraction?

During your appointment, we’ll give you detailed instructions for tooth extraction aftercare. That way, you can set yourself up for success during the healing process.

Avoid the following immediately after extraction:

  • Spitting
  • Smoking
  • Drinking hot liquids
  • Drinking with a straw
  • Eating foods that are hard to chew

After your dental extraction, a blood clot will form over the empty socket. It’s essential that you don’t disturb this blood clot. Otherwise, you risk exposing the bone and nerve endings underneath. This can trigger a painful complication called dry socket. If you develop symptoms of dry socket, call one of our offices immediately.

Request an Appointment with Us

Michigan Main Street Dentistry is proud to offer three locations with dentists in Plymouth, Clarkston, and Ann Arbor, MI. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for tooth extraction, please call one of our offices. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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