Single Tooth Extractions in Wilmington & Seaford, DE

Pain-Relieving Tooth Extractions

Teeth that are severely damaged or infected may need to be extracted to preserve your oral health and protect the rest of your smile. In cases where your tooth can’t be saved by any of our dental treatments, the best solution is to remove it before any further complications can develop. Fortunately, at Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, Dr. Brown and Dr. Baran can perform the tooth extraction procedure using a combination of gentle techniques and local anesthesia.

A tooth extraction doesn’t mean the end of your smile. Read our guide below to learn how our team can preserve your natural smile and keep it healthy for years to come. We serve patients who reside in the Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, DE areas.

What Are Tooth Extractions?

tooth extraction is a surgical procedure designed to remove a tooth that’s become too infected or damaged. This type of treatment is only recommended as a last resort when all other treatments are determined to be ineffective. While the idea of having a tooth removed might be intimidating, it’s sometimes the best way to make sure an injury doesn’t affect the rest of your smile. Along with being completely gentle, a tooth extraction can allow your dentist to dramatically improve your smile with a beautiful, custom dental implant.

Reasons for a Single Tooth Extraction

A seriously infected tooth should never be ignored. During your initial consultation with your dentist, we’ll assess your teeth for damage and determine the next steps. Signs that may indicate an extraction is needed include:

  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Extreme instances of tooth decay
  • Significant injury, damage, or trauma
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Overcrowded teeth

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our tooth extractions are quick and gentle. During your consultation with your dentist, they’ll examine your tooth and the surrounding gum area to see if it should be extracted. Thanks to modern advancements in technology and more refined dental techniques, removing a tooth and replacing it with a restoration has never been easier.

We’ll begin your procedure by applying an anesthetic to the targeted area. Your dentist will remove your tooth by using special dental tools. Afterward, your dentist will disinfect and clean the surgical site to ensure there isn’t any infection or leftover debris.

Aftercare Tips

The recovery period following your procedure is important. While your dentist will prepare a plan that works best for you, we also recommend the following aftercare rules:

  • Eat soft foods like applesauce and yogurt
  • Avoid extremely hot liquids like coffee or soups
  • Refrain from smoking, tobacco use, and alcohol
  • Rest for 24 hours following your procedure
  • Take pain medication as prescribed
  • Apply an ice pack

If you experience any persistent discomfort or sensitivity, call either our Wilmington, DE office or Seaford, DE practice at (302) 999-7600 and (302) 536-7589, respectively.

Tooth Extraction Procedure Preparation

If you’re planning to get a tooth extraction, the procedure may be daunting. But worry not! Our Delaware dentists understand it can be overwhelming to get the things and information you need for your procedure. That’s why we created a guide for preparing for your tooth extraction surgery to ease your worries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Relieve Your Tooth Pain Today

An infected tooth can put your entire smile at risk. Fortunately, at Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our dentists can provide patients with gentle and effective tooth extractions to remove a tooth that’s damaged or severely infected. Best of all, we can replace your tooth with a beautiful, custom restoration.

For more information about tooth extractions, contact either our Wilmington, DE office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford, DE office at (302) 536-7589. We proudly serve patients in the Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, DE areas.