Tooth Extractions in Wauwatosa
A tooth extraction in Wauwatosa may seem intimidating, but at McCue Dental Health, Dr. Shaun McCue provides gentle, pain-free extractions in a comfortable environment. At our office, we will always do everything we can to save your tooth before we recommend an extraction. However, sometimes extractions are medically necessary, and are the best way to safeguard your health. Learn more below, or contact us online for a consultation in Wauwatosa.
Why Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?
There are a few common reasons why you may need one or more of your teeth to be extracted. The most common is because of improper wisdom tooth eruption. The wisdom teeth come out much later than the rest of the teeth, usually between 17-25.
Because of this, many people don’t have enough room in their mouths to accommodate them, and they grow improperly, causing pain and discomfort and a higher risk of issues like tooth infections. Extractions may be recommended, in this case.
Tooth extractions may also be required if serious damage has been done to your teeth and gums due to an oral injury, tooth decay, or chronic gum disease. Extracting the damaged and diseased teeth may be the best way to restore your oral health.
Finally, extractions are sometimes needed to prepare for another dental procedure. Full dentures, for example, require the removal of all remaining teeth before they can be fitted and placed.
To find out if a tooth extraction is right for you, contact McCue Dental Health. Dr. McCue will always discuss all of your options and try to save your tooth before recommending an extraction.
Does Getting A Tooth Pulled Hurt?
During the process of tooth extraction, your mouth will be numbed to prevent any discomfort, and you can also be sedated for your comfort. You will not feel any pain during the procedure, so you can get the treatment you need in comfort at McCue Dental Health.
However, your extraction site will cause you some pain and discomfort as these medications begin to wear off after your surgery. Pain usually peaks within 24-72 hours, and begins to decrease significantly after this time.
Dr. Shaun McCue will provide you with a set of recovery instructions that will help you reduce your discomfort and ensure the proper healing of your extraction site. Make sure to follow them closely to reduce your pain and discomfort as you heal.
Will I Need A Replacement For My Tooth?
The answer is “yes,” unless you’ve had your wisdom teeth pulled. Wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced after extraction, but all of your other teeth should be replaced after removal to restore your smile and your bite.
There are many different options which could be right for you, depending on your needs. Partial dentures, bridges, and dental implants are all great options for restoring your smile, and each treatment has its own advantages and drawbacks. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. McCue after your extraction to discuss which option may be the best for you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you think that you may need a tooth pulled, don’t wait until the issue becomes more severe. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you’ll get relief from pain and discomfort, and the better the outcome will be for your dental health. To get started, contact the team at McCue Dental Health at (414) 456-1091 and let us know that you’re coming in. We always have emergency appointments available, so you can also walk into our office at 10625 West North Avenue, Suite 300, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, and we’ll do our best to treat you as soon as possible.