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
  • Fractures
  • 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.


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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

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Everyone was extremely kind and explained everything to us. They were very patient and understanding too!

- Presley S

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I put a post on Facebook and it was excellent everything was fine the dentist was fine the staff was great and Jamar had an overall great experience with getting his wisdom teeth removed yesterday as Saint Vincent's. Thank you all very much.

- Janice H

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I came to the Zionsville location with an emergency situation where I needed my back molar extracted. Dr Chris Kirkup identified that I had infection from my cracked tooth and took immediate measures by addressing this serious infection. I cannot express how impressed I was with the care I received from Dr Kirkup and his staff. This infection required additional steps and appointments to remedy the issue and he made space in his busy schedule to ensure I was seen. Dr Kirkup demonstrated great knowledge, compassion, professionalism and care for me as a patient. I highly recommend Dr Kirkup and his staff!

- SUZANNE B

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Great experience, I was scared to be put to sleep with IV but they were very therapeutic with everything and i really felt no pain. I have had a great recovery so far too.

- daniel n

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I had 5 teeth extracted at the same time. Some teeth were broken at the gum line. I hade zero pain. I mkept waiting for the pain to come, but it never did. Dr. Eden is a skilled, masterful surgeon. I never even had an uncomfortable twinge anywhere. It was as if the surgery never happened. Everyone I encountered was amazing and compassionate. I have told every person I know about Dr. Eden and her precise execution of my extractions. Thank you Dr. Eden.

- Felisa D

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Very satisfied with care and service

- Olivia B

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I am very satisfied with the care I received with this dental practice. The quality of care is top notch and everyone is so friendly. Highly recommended.

- Mark B

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Very kind and helpful. We were nervous. Called our prescription in electronically which was a huge help when taking a post op patient home. Gave antibiotic as well which was also a blessing. Respectful to patients and a very speedy process. Love front desk lady, Angela and dr Menegotto!

- Laurie H

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