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Whenever possible, your dentist will want to make sure that you keep all of your natural teeth. However, if a tooth becomes decayed, diseased, or damaged to the point that it can’t be saved or becomes a hazard to your other teeth or oral health, it may need to be extracted.

Removing a tooth is a pain-free process, and our dentist, Dr. Garth Collins will make sure to numb the area before starting the procedure. Once your tooth has been numbed, the dentist will gently rock it back and forth with a tool called an elevator to loosen it. Once the tooth is loose enough, the dentist will gently extract it with a pair of forceps. When the extraction site has healed, the dentist may want to see you for a follow-up visit and to discuss your options for replacing the tooth. After the extraction, you should follow your dentist’s instructions for aftercare. This will include sticking to cool, soft foods, avoiding brushing the extraction area, and refraining from smoking or using a straw.

If you have a tooth that has been giving you trouble, don’t wait until you can’t take the pain anymore. To get relief from a toothache in Folsom, California, call Garth Collins, DDS at 916.985.2550 today and schedule your appointment