Dental Extractions in Wilmington, NC

While preserving your natural teeth is part of our primary goal, there may be times when a tooth, or multiple, needs to be extracted. At Gregory B Garrett, DDS, we only recommend the tooth extraction procedure when it’s in the best interest of protecting a patient’s overall health. Learn more about our tooth extraction near you below, or contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Do I need a dental extraction?

While the best way to determine if you need a dental extraction near you is to see Dr. Garrett for a consultation, there are a few situations that can help prompt you to schedule an appointment. These situations typically include chipped or broken teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, or severe tooth decay that causes consistent pain and discomfort and interferes with everyday life.

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Is dental extraction painful?

Before an extraction, Dr. Garrett will assess your oral health and walk you through the tooth extraction procedure so you can ask questions. While getting a tooth pulled doesn’t sound pleasant, extractions like wisdom tooth extraction are typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure. While you may feel some pressure and tugging, it should not be painful. After the tooth extraction procedure, mild discomfort or pain is common, but it’s manageable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers.

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What is the recovery process like after a dental extraction?

The recovery process following a dental extraction procedure will vary depending on the complexity and location of the extraction. However, following tooth extraction aftercare instructions is essential to ensure proper healing. After your tooth extraction procedure, we’ll provide detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site. You can expect the first few days after to be some swelling, mild discomfort, and minor bleeding, but with rest, a soft diet, and good oral hygiene care, most people can resume regular activities within a few days.

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