Gregory Gardner, DDS Mark Glime, DDS Brian Koch, DDS

315 S. Monroe Avenue Green Bay, WI 54301 (920) 437-3376

Improving Smiles...Improving Lives

Extractions

Green Bay Dental Services For Our Patients

Retained baby tooth needing extraction.The entire team at Oral Health Associates is here to ensure that everyone we treat receives exceptional care at every visit. From our friendly and helpful office staff to our skilled clinical team, we are a Green Bay family and cosmetic dentistry provider that excels at every dimension of care. Dr. Gregory Gardner, Dr. Mark Glime, and Dr. Brian Koch provide exceptional services to improve patients’ oral health and enhance the appearance of teeth and smiles.

The Importance Of Extractions

Extractions are important procedures involving the removal of a tooth that has been seriously damaged, infected, or otherwise harmed. Sometimes extractions are required to prevent excessive crowding inside the mouth and to ensure that surrounding teeth remain strong and healthy.

Far from being a harmful course of treatment, an extraction can dramatically improve oral health. An extraction might be a necessary part of achieving the ultimate outcomes of dental care. In fact, extractions are often very routine procedures and may be the correct course of treatment for many different reasons, such as:

  • Cracked tooth.Disease – A severely infected tooth may need to be removed.
  • Trauma – Deeply cracked teeth are sometimes removed to prevent greater injury.
  • Impacted wisdom tooth.Impaction – Wisdom teeth can press against existing molars and cause patients excessive pain in the mouth and jaw.
  • Orthodontic treatment – Excessive crowding may require tooth extraction before treatment with braces or other aligners can begin.

Sometimes an extracted tooth can be replaced with a dental implant. This helps preserve the natural beauty of a smile.

After An Extraction

Once a tooth has been extracted, the site is immediately covered with sterile gauze. Patients can apply gentle pressure to the site to staunch bleeding. Some pain and discomfort may occur, and this can generally be managed with over the counter pain relievers. We may prescribe an antibiotic to help with healing. Ice packs can be used to relieve swelling.

Speak With Your Dental Experts Today!

If you have questions about the extraction process, or about any other service provided by your Green Bay family and cosmetic dentists, please contact us at (920) 437-3376. We are happy to answer any and all questions about dental health and hygiene. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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