Tooth Extraction in Our Office
It is always our goal to save our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible. However, from time to time, a tooth becomes too decayed or damaged, and it must be extracted. Fortunately, technology, technique and anesthesia have come a long way over the years, enabling us to provide you with a safe, comfortable and quick extraction right here in our office.
Common Conditions Resulting in Extraction:
- Severe Decay
- Periodontal Disease
- Impacted Teeth
- Orthodontic Preparation
The Importance of Natural Teeth
As mentioned above, saving your natural teeth is always our preference, as they play a significant role in the health of your jawbone, which requires regular stimulation to maintain bone structure. A missing tooth will quickly lead to jawbone loss. For this reason, our doctors may recommend a special grafting procedure at the same time as your extraction to prevent jawbone loss and provide favorable conditions for a dental implant down the road.
Having a Tooth Extracted
The process of tooth extraction includes local anesthesia so that you don’t feel any pain, and additional anesthesia as needed to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. The procedure itself typically takes less than an hour, and results and recovery are very safe and predictable.
Recovery and Home Care
The most important things to know about recovery from a tooth extraction are:
- Blood Clots: It is very important to form a strong blood clot following surgery. You can help the process by biting on a gauze pad for about an hour following the procedure.
- Straws and Smoking: Do not use straws (or tobacco products) for several days following the surgery, as this will dislodge the clot, resulting in a very painful condition called “dry socket.”
- Pain: As the anesthesia wears off, you may experience soreness for a few days. Patients are typically able to manage the pain adequately with over the counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen. Any necessary prescription medicines will be discussed prior to your surgery.
- *Note: Specific tooth extraction home care instructions will be given prior to surgery, and we are here to answer any additional questions you have.
If you’ve been told you need an extraction, you’re not alone — in fact, most people will have a tooth extracted at some point during their life. Our doctors are here to provide you with the best care possible — offering a safe, seamless experience — please call us at Administration Office Phone Number 317-913-2363 with any questions.
Patient Reviews for Tooth Extraction
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Awesome service, thank you very much for everything!! Friendly staff!!
- Zach E
Great customer service!!! Very nice and efficien!!
- Larra S
The extraction was quick and easy and no pain afterwards! Thanks Dr. Kirkup and staff!!
Dr. Bojrab personally called to check on me after my surgery. Big office with small office feel.
- Hedy M
I would like to say Thankyou for the fantastic service, Dr Montes and team notice the level of stress and anxiety that I had and made my visit comfortable, informative and fast as possible. Definitely the best experience in a dentist office! Highly recommended.
- Ariana A
I'm sure no one wants to have a tooth extracted, but if the need is there this is the place to be. Everyone is this office was super. Dr. Davis and Kim took great care of me. Made sure I was comfortable as I could be and talked me through every step. Dr. Davis also called the next day to check on me. Thank you all so very much.
- Linda G
I would like to say a big thank you to Angela for being extremely nice and helpful during my appointment. She checked with me several times to make sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Dr Montefalco was very professional and explained things to me. The office staff very friendly on check in/out. I was very pleased with the experience.
- Donna W
Thank you for taking good care of my son and helping us out when we left . Your care friend patients is above and beyond
- Jayden C
Everyone was extremely kind and explained everything to us. They were very patient and understanding too!
- Presley S