Adara Surgical Institute in Issaquah, WA, led by Dr. Hardeep Dhaliwal, offers expert dental care, including tooth extractions when necessary for pain, infection, or damage. Dr. Dhaliwal is a quadruple board-certified specialist in general cosmetic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, oral Surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. Our team provides all types of tooth extractions, including emergency dental care, for patients from Bellevue and surrounding areas.
A dental extraction involves removing a tooth due to various reasons, such as deep decay, severe fractures, limited space, the need for braces, or wisdom teeth removal. Despite potential anxiety, rest assured that simple extractions are routine and relatively painless dental procedures at Adara Surgical Institute, where Dr. Dhaliwal’s gentle approach ensures a comfortable experience.
We prioritize your comfort and informed decision-making during your consultation, where we discuss treatment options and collectively determine the best course of action. Throughout the process, we make every effort to keep you informed at each step. We understand the importance of patient comfort, and our focus is on ensuring a painless tooth extraction experience.
To enhance your comfort during the procedure, we offer IV sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Dhaliwal will discuss available options and address any health considerations during your consultation to ensure a safe and successful extraction. To begin your extraction, we’ll loosen the tooth from the socket with a tool called an elevator and use forceps to grasp and remove the tooth.
Once the infected or decayed tooth is removed, the incisions are carefully sutured back into place. For extractions, we place a gauze pad in the area and instruct you to bite down firmly to facilitate clot formation and minimize bleeding. Following our postsurgical instructions is crucial to ensure proper healing and a smooth recovery process. Your well-being is our priority, and our experienced team is here to provide comprehensive care throughout the entire extraction process.
After tooth extraction, you may experience some mild pain, which can typically be managed with acetaminophen or ibuprofen for up to three days. Minor disruption to your normal routines and avoiding certain foods for a few days are common, and most patients recover quickly. Surgical tooth extractions may have a slightly longer recovery time. If you notice worsening pain after several days, increased swelling, or a blood clot that doesn’t form or becomes dislodged, please contact our office immediately, and we’ll schedule an emergency appointment.
A dry socket is a potential complication that can occur if the blood clot is not properly formed or is displaced. It can cause extreme pain and potential infection, as bone and nerves become exposed inside your gums. Treatment for dry sockets involves cleaning the extraction site and placing a medicated pad inside the socket, which needs to be changed daily until the site heals.
Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, function, and appearance. Adjacent teeth may shift to fill the empty space, leading to malocclusion (bad bite). An empty tooth socket can attract bacteria, potentially causing decay in nearby teeth or gum disease. The lack of a tooth to stimulate the underlying bone can result in bone deterioration, leading to undesirable facial changes.
To address this, tooth replacement options include bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. Among these, dental implants stand out as the gold standard due to their unmatched durability, longevity, and natural-looking appearance. Once they fuse with your underlying bone, dental implants restore full functionality, prevent bone loss, and even stimulate new bone growth, providing a permanent and reliable solution.
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