At Raber Dental, we are primarily in the business of saving teeth. We do however acknowledge that extractions are sometimes necessary and can be the best option in some situations.
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, damage, or lack of space. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be gently numbed and Dr. Raber will skillfully remove the tooth. In certain cases (as with some medical conditions), we will refer the procedure to the appropriate specialist.
We will outline how you should care for the extraction area and recommend medication when appropriate. For the week following an extraction, it is important to avoid activities such as heavy manual labor, smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may interfere with healing. If you experience any complications, like excessive swelling, be sure to call us right away.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, call our office today so we can evaluate the problem. Delaying a consultation can worsen the situation and require longer recovery times.