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Tooth Extractions in Chicago, IL

Poor lifestyle choices will cause cavities, spread gum disease, and, ultimately, destroy your teeth. Other factors, like dental trauma from accidents or falls, can also cause severe teeth and molar damage. Either way, you may need a dental extraction to remove the damaged teeth.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure to remove an irreparable tooth. Dentists perform tooth extractions, or dental extractions, for a variety of reasons, including

  • Toothaches
  • Dental decay
  • Dental trauma
  • Periodontal disease
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Rarely, orthodontics may remove a healthy tooth for more space to allow surrounding teeth to straighten.

Tooth extraction illustration.

When to Plan an Emergency Tooth Extraction in Chicago

Your dentist will tell you when you need an emergency tooth extraction, depending on the health and status of your teeth. There may be unseen issues indicating you need the damaged tooth removed if you recently noticed severe tooth pain, a broken tooth, or experienced dental trauma. The dentist will take X-rays of your mouth to spot issues around the roots of the molars.

Other dental procedures may further result in an emergency tooth extraction. Removing wisdom teeth is a large one. When wisdom teeth impact other teeth, it can cause pain, repeated infection of soft tissue, and gum disease. Our emergency dentists in Chicago will perform a wisdom tooth extraction to avoid these complications.

The Procedure

Patients may receive surgical or non-surgical (simple) treatment. Non-surgical procedures require no extensive operation. Dentists use forceps and elevators to break the periodontal ligament around the tooth and remove it. The patient is under general anesthesia to prevent pain or discomfort.

Surgical treatments, on the other hand, require more complicated measures. Patients need surgical extractions when a tooth has not erupted fully or broken under the gum. Oral surgeons must elevate the soft tissue covering the tooth and jaw bone. Then, they use different surgical tools, like an osteotome and drill, to break apart the tooth into multiple pieces for easier removal.

Post-Treatment Procedures

Post-treatment care is essential for healing and recovery. During the post-treatment procedure, the dentist will advise against eating or drinking certain foods, smoking, and drinking through a straw to avoid potential complications. Additionally, they may prescribe an antibiotic for you during treatment to prevent infection.

Contact Family Dental Care to Schedule an Appointment!

If you need a tooth extraction in Chicago, visit Family Dental Care. Call us today at 773-528-0068 to schedule an appointment! Our licensed and skilled dentists and staff have years of experience providing professional dental services for patients of all ages. Our emergency dental care guarantees fast and priority service when you need it most.

At Family Dental Care, your health and wellness are our top priority. You can always expect the highest level of care every time you visit our office.

Chicago Office

(773) 528-0068
1426 West Belmont Ave. #1
Chicago, IL 60657
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Waukegan Office

(847) 360-1610
2841 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085 [email protected]
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