Experience a Smooth Recovery After an Extraction

Restorative dentistry can fix many dental problems, but it can’t save every tooth. You may need tooth removal for teeth that are too far gone to save. You may also need an extraction to get your mouth ready for other treatments. Oral surgery is especially important for:

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth – When a third molar cannot be extracted traditionally because the tooth is below the gumline, oral surgery is required to access and extract the tooth with minimal discomfort to the patient.
  • Tooth Socket Preservation – Dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement option. However, they require a stable foundation in the jaw bone. When extracting a tooth, we work to preserve the jaw with bone replacement material.

If you’re in pain, we’ll get you in ASAP, usually on the same day if you call us by 9:30 a.m. Our dentists always explain what will happen, so you know what to expect. They also use a gentle touch to remove your tooth.

We’ll provide you with complete instructions to help ensure a fast and comfortable recovery after your extraction. Our goal is to help get your smile back on track as soon as possible. To do this, you will want to:

  • Avoid physical activity for a few days
  • Prop your head up to minimize bleeding and swelling
  • Use ice to reduce swelling, if needed
  • Eat soft foods for a few days and avoid spicy foods
  • Don’t brush or floss near the extraction site until it is fully healed
  • Continue to brush and floss other areas
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco

Call us at 502-430-3451 for oral surgery in Louisville, KY. You can also schedule online. To see us on the same day, call us by 9:30 a.m.