Tooth Extractions

Family & General Dentistry located in Federal Way, WA
Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions services offered in Federal Way, WA

If you have pain from severely damaged teeth or impacted wisdom teeth, your treatment plan may involve tooth extractions. At WA Dental, the experienced dental team performs tooth extractions in-office to relieve pain and prevent more serious dental complications. They also offer complete after-care services to ensure you recover comfortably and without risk of infection. Call the Federal Way, Washington office to find out if you’re a candidate for tooth extractions, or book an appointment online today.

Tooth Extractions Q&A

What are tooth extractions?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure to remove one or more damaged teeth that aren’t treatable with other dental restoration services.

WA Dental offers in-office tooth extractions to remove diseased or injured teeth. The dental team also provides comprehensive after-care services to help you heal fully from your extraction with minimal discomfort or infection risk.

If you plan to replace missing teeth after a tooth extraction, the dental specialists can discuss your options for dental implants and other general or cosmetic dentistry services.

Why would I need tooth extractions?

You might need a tooth extraction if the WA Dental team can’t save a diseased or damaged tooth with other treatments.

They often perform tooth extractions in the case of:

  • Severe decay
  • Infection or abscess
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Irregularly positioned teeth
  • Advanced periodontal disease

The WA Dental team may also recommend a tooth extraction procedure if you have impacted wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth — the last of your adult teeth — are molars that erupt through your gums in the back of your mouth. Some people experience issues because of impacted wisdom teeth, such as infections, gum disease, and cysts.

What happens during tooth extractions?

During your tooth extraction visit at WA Dental, the team can inject an anesthetic into the treatment area to numb it.

Using a variety of dental instruments, the team removes the affected teeth and closes the wound with incisions, so your gums can heal properly. They may also place clean gauze over the wound to prevent bleeding.

You can expect to go home after your tooth extraction. You must care for the wound by rinsing your mouth with salt water a few times daily. The team may also recommend not using straws or smoking for several days while you heal.

Some stitches dissolve on their own. If your stitches aren’t dissolvable, you need to schedule a follow-up appointment at WA Dental so the team can remove them a few days after your extraction.

Call WA Dental to find out if you’re a candidate for tooth extractions, or book an appointment online today.