Tooth Extraction

Is a Tooth Extraction Painful?

Worried about an upcoming tooth extraction? Whether it’s due to decay, injury, or preparing for orthodontic treatment, extracting a tooth can leave you with concerns about pain. Dr. Shtilman and our dedicated team at Omnia Dental are committed to ensuring our patients are as comfortable as possible during treatment. You can always count on us for exceptional, compassionate care.

Why Would You Need to Have a Tooth Extracted? 

The following are some of the reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted: 

  • Extensive Decay: Without treatment, tooth decay can progress and lead to pain and infection. If a tooth can no longer be saved, even with root canal therapy, extracting it may be the only viable option. 
  • An Accident: An accident or trauma can cause severe damage to a tooth. If a tooth is fractured below the gum line or damaged beyond repair, we may need to extract it to alleviate your discomfort and prevent complications. 
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Periodontal disease is a devastating condition that can destroy the gum, tissues, and bone holding the teeth in place. A tooth that’s loose and no longer has its support may need to be extracted. 
  • Orthodontic Treatment: We may sometimes recommend selective tooth extractions as a component of your orthodontic treatment plan. That helps make the space needed for the remaining teeth to realign. 
  • An Impacted Tooth: An impacted tooth is one that’s trapped in the jawbone, which can lead to pain and infection. That’s often the case with wisdom teeth, which, when problematic, must be removed to prevent damage to the surrounding teeth.  

Will a Tooth Extraction Hurt?

At Omnia Dental, we are committed to ensuring our valued patients are as comfortable as possible while receiving the highest quality care. Before extracting a tooth, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. That ensures you feel no pain during the procedure, although you may feel some pressure. 

If you feel anxious about an upcoming tooth extraction, we are happy to discuss our sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide, to help you feel calm and relaxed in the dentist’s chair. We are always happy to answer your questions, address your concerns, and do anything we can to ensure your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Will You Feel Pain After a Tooth Extraction? 

After your tooth extraction, you may experience some soreness or discomfort. We will provide you with aftercare instructions and may prescribe pain relief medication for use as needed. Make sure to refrain from drinking through a straw, spitting forcefully, or smoking to avoid dislodging the clot forming in the extracted tooth’s socket. Otherwise, you may develop a painful complication known as dry socket. 

If you experience excessive pain or bleeding at the extraction site or if you have any concerns, contact Omnia Dental for guidance. Our team is here to provide you with the support and care you need at every step of recovery. 

Tooth Extractions Near Me in Buffalo Grove, IL

At Omnia Dental, we work tirelessly to save damaged teeth. If, however, you need a tooth extraction, you’re in good hands. Dr. Shtilman and our patient-centered team are committed to providing cutting-edge, compassionate care that exceeds your expectations. We invite you to call 847-495-2292 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!