Extractions

Safely remove a tooth or teeth at Atlantis Dentistry and Carousel Dentistry.

Tooth Removal Procedures

Pulling out a tooth is a safe, quick, and painless process.

A child smiling with mask under his chin.

Having a tooth removed sounds worse than it is, but it can improve your child’s oral health in certain cases. Leave your worries behind because our tooth extractions are pain-free with anesthesia.

Tooth extractions can help prevent the spread of tooth decay, avoid issues of overcrowding, and in certain instances, can relieve existing pain.

Reasons for an extraction:

  • Overcrowding or wisdom teeth

  • Tooth decay or disease

  • To remove a tooth or teeth because of trauma

We’ll ensure your child’s comfort during and after their tooth extraction.

Benefits of Extractions

Here are just a few reasons why tooth extractions help our patients.

Preventative

An extraction is an investment in your child’s future oral health by removing unnecessary or ill teeth.

Painless

Local anesthesia makes the procedure comfortable from beginning to end.

Safe

Our dentist is experienced in extractions and can successfully remove bothersome teeth.

How Extractions Work

Removing teeth with our dentists is a safe and quick process.

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There’s no need to be nervous about a tooth extraction – it’s quick and pain-free. Your child may feel slight pressure, but our caring dentist is gentle and makes sure they’re comfortable before, during, and after.

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  • Step 1

    We take an X-ray and plan out the best way to remove the tooth.

  • Step 2

    On the day of extraction, we numb the area so that the procedure is painless. If a tooth is on the surface, it’s loosened and then taken out using forceps. If a tooth is below the gums’ surface, called an impacted tooth, then the dentist cuts the gum and tissue covering the tooth and uses forceps to loosen and remove the tooth gently.

  • Step 3

    Once removed, the socket fills, and gauze or self-dissolving stitches may be used to close the site. Sometimes individuals have to take antibiotics before or after the procedure.

Ice may be applied to the area after oral surgery, and physical activity is not recommended for at least 24 hours. The recovery process takes just a few days, and medicine may be prescribed to keep your child pain-free while healing at home. Instructions are given to make sure your child has a healthy and comfortable recovery.

For healthy children, a tooth extraction is a safe and quick procedure.

Carousel Dentistry is an awesome place for your kids to go, ages 2-16. They're very reliable when it comes to your kids' teeth.

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FAQ about Extractions

  • What is an extraction?

    An extraction is the removal of a tooth. This can be a damaged or decaying tooth or a tooth that causes overcrowding.

    It’s a safe dental procedure and painless with local anesthesia.

  • Is tooth extraction painful?

    No, tooth extraction is not painful. We use local anesthesia to numb any pain during the procedure. Post-treatment, a medicine may be prescribed to ensure your child’s comfort and happy healing.

  • What happens after a tooth extraction?

    After a tooth extraction, you and your child will be given instructions on how to best care for their mouth at home.

    Post-treatment, ice may be applied to the affected area. Recovery will take a few days, and medicine may be prescribed to ease any discomfort.

  • How long does a surgical tooth extraction take?

    A surgical tooth extraction takes just a few minutes, and we’ll ensure your child feels comfortable from start to finish with local anesthesia to numb any pain.

Tooth Extractions for Children

Schedule a visit with our dentists in Greensboro and Durham today.

Atlantis Dentistry

1002 N Church St, Ste 402
Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: (336) 335-9990Click to call
Email: benatlantis88@gmail.comClick to email

Carousel Dentistry

5310 N Carolina 55, Ste 103
Durham, NC 27713

Phone: (919) 361-1998Click to call
Email: carouseldentistry@gmail.comClick to send an email