A Tooth Extraction Can Maintain Oral Health

When tooth damage is so extensive that it cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or root canal, a dental extraction may be necessary. Trust our team to provide an accurate diagnosis, expert guidance, and answer to all your questions.

Most of all, we know the idea of having a tooth extracted can cause feelings of stress or anxiety. We’re with you every step of the way to ensure your comfort.

A tooth extraction is never our first choice.
Incredible restorative options exist that can allow you to keep your natural tooth for as long as possible. However, an extraction may be recommended if your tooth is:

  • Severely decayed/infected
  • Cracked or damaged
  • Causing intense pain
  • Crowding other teeth

Tooth Replacement Options After an Extraction

When a tooth is extracted, it will generally need to be replaced. Missing teeth can cause problems like gum disease, tooth misalignment, and decay. They also make it difficult to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. 

After your extraction, we’ll help you make a plan for replacing your tooth. At Dogwood Dental Spa, we offer high-tech dental implants as the preferred option for restoring your smile.

  • Function just like your natural tooth
  • Strong and durable to last for years
  • Made from a safe biocompatible material
  • Restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile 
  • Strengthen your jawbone & promote healthy gums


Most frequent questions and answers

Your extraction can often be completed in under 30 minutes, providing immediate relief from a bad toothache or other issues stemming from your damaged tooth. However, some recovery time will be needed. Expect to take it easy for at least 48-72 hours.

After your tooth is removed, we’ll ask you to stick to soft foods and liquids for about a day. Avoid chewy, crunchy, sharp, and sticky foods until you’re fully healed.

If a problematic tooth is causing you pain, contact us right away. We do offer emergency care, including same-day extractions when possible.