Tooth Extractions

Boise Tooth Extractions

Improving Your Overall Health

Our team at Boise River Dental will strive to avoid removing a tooth at all. If a root canal or some other procedure can save the tooth, that is always the best option whenever possible. However, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Afterward, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.

Call (208) 400-5203 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation for a Boise tooth extraction.

When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?

As a last resort for oral health, a severely infected, damaged, or injured tooth may need to be extracted. You can rest assured our dentist in Boise will do everything possible to restore your natural teeth if possible! But, if it is absolutely necessary, your tooth will come out for the betterment of the whole. Then, a restoration is in order. Simply put, tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. Obviously, there should be a serious reason to do this! Typically, it is necessary when there is damage to the tooth, whether by infection or trauma.

Expert Wisdom Teeth Removal Services

Another common extraction is wisdom teeth removal in Boise, ID. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that erupt from the gums at about age 17-21. They can cause many problems, either because they do not grow in properly, or they are crowding the other teeth.

Step-by-Step Guide to Tooth Extraction in Boise

At Boise River Dental, our team of experienced dentists uses the latest techniques and equipment to perform safe and effective tooth extractions. We understand that the thought of having a tooth extracted can be daunting, but we want to assure you that our priority is to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Here's what you can expect during a tooth extraction:

  1. Preparation: Before the procedure, our dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine the best approach for your specific case. We will also discuss any concerns or questions you may have and provide you with detailed instructions before and after the procedure.
  2. Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, our dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth that will be extracted. If you have anxiety or fear about the procedure, we also offer sedation options to help you relax.
  3. Extraction: Our dentist will use specialized tools to gently loosen the tooth from its socket and remove it. In some cases, we may need to make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth.
  4. Recovery: After the tooth is removed, our dentist will provide you with detailed instructions for post-surgery care. This may include applying an ice pack to reduce swelling, avoiding certain foods or activities, and taking prescribed pain medication as needed.

If you have any questions about the tooth extraction procedure or would like to schedule a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact our Boise office.

Essential Aftercare for Dental Extractions

After a tooth extraction, it is most important to stop bleeding by forming a blood clot. This is typically done by biting on a gauze pad for about 30 to 45 minutes following the procedure. If, after the allotted 30 to 45 minutes, you still experience bleeding or oozing, you can continue biting on a new gauze pad for another 30 minutes. Repeat this process as needed.

Once you have successfully stopped any bleeding, you can continue to care for the tooth extraction site by doing the following:

  • Avoid using straws, smoking, drinking alcohol, brushing teeth near the extraction site, or vigorously rinsing your mouth for at least 72 hours.
  • Avoid exercising for at least 72 hours after the extraction, as this can dislodge the blood clot and restart the bleeding.
  • Reduce swelling by placing an ice pack on the area and taking any prescribed pain medications as needed.
  • Take any prescribed antibiotics for the full indicated length of time, even if you feel that you no longer need them.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and only eat soft foods on the day of the tooth extraction. You may resume eating normally (except crunchy foods which should not be eaten for two weeks) as soon as you feel comfortable.

If you need wisdom teeth removal in Boise, ID or would like to learn more about our tooth extraction services, please feel free to contact us online or call (208) 400-5203 today.

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  • “Dr. Weimer and his staff are kind, caring, and very accommodating! I was always afraid to go to the dentist but not anymore! They always make sure to make me feel comfortable and very relaxed.”

    - Sondra
  • “Dr. Weimar prepped me for the permanent crown & they fitted a temporary in one visit. He was gentle & efficient, keeping me informed on every detail as he went through the process. I had almost no discomfort.”

    - Laurynda
  • “Dr. Weimer is both an artist and a skilled expert. When my extractions had complications Dr. Weimer immediately did the repairs to my skull. What he did in a half-hour would have taken weeks of scheduling with other dentists!”

    - Rorshach

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