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Extractions Specialist

Hometown Family Dental Centers -  - Dentist

Hometown Family Dental Centers

Dentists located in Fayetteville, NC, Vass, NC & Raeford, NC

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you may need to get a tooth pulled. If you need an extraction, look no further than the experts at Hometown Family Dental Centers. The practice has several convenient locations in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina. Hometown Family Dental Centers offers IV sedation, implants, dental bridges, and much more. Getting a tooth pulled can be frightening. But the staff at Hometown Family Dental Centers makes sure that you're comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Extractions Q & A

Do I really need to have my tooth removed?

Tooth extractions can be nerve-wracking. But they're often necessary to fix serious dental problems. If you have a tooth that's badly damaged or infected, an extraction can help restore your oral health. Tooth extractions can also prevent future dental problems.

Having a tooth pulled is a serious decision. At Hometown Family Dental Centers, your dentist carefully examines your teeth to determine whether you need an extraction. If there are alternative treatments, your dentist helps you review your options.

Should I have my wisdom teeth pulled?

Your wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually appear during your teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often grow in sideways. When this happens, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. At Hometown Family Dental Centers, your dentist can help you determine if your wisdom teeth need removing.

What happens during an extraction?

Many patients are nervous about having a tooth pulled, but the procedure is often much faster and easier than you'd expect. Before your procedure, a Hometown Family Dental Centers’ team member gives you medication to numb the pain. Your dentist may also sedate you to help you relax.

Once you're comfortable, the procedure begins. Your dentist removes any gum tissue covering the tooth. Then, using forceps, the tooth is rocked back and forth. Once the tooth is loosened from the jaw, it’s pulled out.

Bleeding is a common side effect of tooth extraction. Your dentist may have you bite down on gauze to help stop the bleeding. You may also need to have a few stitched placed to help your gums heal. These stitches usually dissolve on their own over time.

How long does it take to recover from an extraction?

Most patients who have a tooth removed recovery within a few days. The team at Hometown Family Dental Centers provides you with detailed instructions on how to care for your oral health at home.

If you need to have an implant or bridge placed, your dentist will let you know when the next stage in your treatment can take place. In most cases, you will need to wait for a while to allow your gums time to heal before having a permanent tooth installed.

Ready to finally have that painful tooth removed? Call Hometown Family Dental Centers today or book an appointment online.