Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be recommended to you for a number of reasons. Some teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed while others may have advanced periodontal disease.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be recommended to you for a number of reasons. Some teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed while others may have advanced periodontal disease.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be recommended to you for a number of reasons. Some teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed while others may have advanced periodontal disease.

Tooth Extractions in Kewaskum, WI

Broken teeth that cannot be repaired are also a cause for removal. Other teeth may need extraction because they are not ideally positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

Removing a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability and your jaw joint. It can also result in shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these dental conditions, Dr. Klasinski will likely discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Extraction Process

To start the extraction process, the doctor will numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. You will feel a lot of pressure during the extraction process. This is caused by the rocking of the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.  You will not feel pain, however, as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves to stop the transference of pain. The nerves that transmit pressure, however, are not greatly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction, immediately alert us.

Sectioning a tooth

Sectioning a tooth is a common procedure that is done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or if the root is curved and the socket can not be expanded enough to remove it. The extract the tooth, the doctor will cut the tooth into sections then remove each piece one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

After a tooth is extracted, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and then begin the healing process. You will be asked to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing continues, place another gauze pad and bite down firmly for another 30 minutes. This may have to occur several times to stop the blood flow.

Once the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge this clot. Avoid rinsing vigorously, sucking on straws, smoking, drinking alcohol or brushing teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These types of activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and slow the healing process. Also, limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours. It increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted it is normal to feel some pain and experience slight swelling. Use an ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn and apply it to the area to keep swelling to a minimum. Please take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling typically subsides after 48 hours.

Please call our office if the medication does not seem to be working. If you have been prescribed antibiotics, continue taking them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are no longer present. Remember to drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as it feels comfortable for you to do so. It is also important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours such as brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. Keeping your teeth clean will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel normal and can resume normal activities. If you experience heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, please call our office immediately.

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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1204 Fond du Lac Avenue
Kewaskum, Wisconsin 53040

What do our patients have to say?

All the staff at Kewaskum Family Dentistry are very knowledgeable and caring in all the services provided. They are personable and family friendly. The office is very clean. I highly recommend Kewaskum Family Dentistry.
Sheri Loken
23:06 23 Jul 21
Kewaskum Family Dentistry is amazing! I live an hour away and it is worth the drive. Sara and her team have been amazing treating my TMJ.
Kerry Quade
23:17 22 Jul 21
Always a professional, yet relaxed and caring atmosphere! Great staff! Gibbs is an awesome addition.
Jill Zuraw
23:53 21 Jul 21
The staff at Kewaskum Family Dentistry is amazing! Everyone is always so friendly and Dr. Sara and Dr. Nick are so gentle and make sure you are as comfortable as possible during every visit. 10/10 Everytime I'm there.
Danyl Leinstock
23:30 19 Jul 21
Too many words will cheapen my authenticity:✨ Simply perfection✨
sara kucharas
23:10 18 Jul 21
Knowledgeable, compassionate staff. First dental appt that was pain free and stress free! I LOVE Dr. Klasinski! It was my BEST experience at a dentist EVER in 5 decades! Highly recommend!!
Kerry Klismith
00:00 16 Jul 21
I am in my 50s and avoid dentists even though my teeth are chipped and I need work performed. I decided to try Kewaskum dental and saw Dr. Klasinski. Dr. Klasinski was so Wonderful! She explained everything in simple terms before she did anything. I have never felt more secure knowing what was going to happen next. She also included me in my care, which was the first time that has ever happened at a dentist. She asked how I felt about things as we went along.Dr. Klasinski was very efficient and I couldn’t believe I didn’t have to wait 20 minutes for the next step as my other dentist always went and worked on other patients and I just sat in a room waiting instead of having any work done, and in the long run, it just gave me more time to worry about my next step. Dr. Klasinski was incredible! I can’t say enough about how relaxed I was for the first time at a dentist. She was in the room with me almost the entire time and we got things done very quickly. From the numbing of my gum to the last part of my crown, I knew exactly what was going to happen and I felt like I had the most qualified dentist doing the work. The work she did was the highest quality and I was also very impressed at how respectful and polite she treated her staff! I heard her staff talking about what an excellent virus she is and how well she treats them! That also tells you a lot about a person and is another reason I will continue to see Dr. Klasinski. I love that she has a dog in her office because it made me feel more relaxed. I will definitely be going to regular check ups from now on and not be avoiding dentists because Dr. Klasinski Made my experience pain-free and stress-free for the first time in 50 years at a dentist. I highly recommend this dental office and Dr. Klasinski.
P Klismith
22:16 15 Jul 21
I highly recommend Kewaskum family dentistry and Dr. Klasinski. Dr. Klasinski is by far the best dentist I’ve seen in my decades of dental work.The staff was warm and friendly and I was greeted by a happy dog as well as a very sincere welcome from Dr. Klasinski when I entered the office. I have had bad Experiences at past dental offices. Dr. Klasinski talked to me about any concerns I had and really listened. I could see the effort she and her staff made to try to eliminate things that made me uncomfortable. One of those is that some doctors seem to only suction once or twice during a session. I don’t know if that’s normal or not but I didn’t have to hold my jaw open for 10 minutes at a time with excess fluids in my mouth making me nauseous. I normally have a very sore jaw after going to the dentist because of my TMJ. Dr. Klasinski was so efficient that I only had my mouth open for short periods and everything suctioned very quickly and thoroughly. Boy was that a huge relief!I’ve never had such a positive experience at a dentist. There was absolutely no pain With the administration of the anesthesia. I couldn’t believe it. Usually there’s at least pinching or pressure or burning, but there was nothing and she really did it so slowly And precisely that it wasn’t only painless, but she seem to know the exact amount I needed. I’ve had my face be entirely numb for like a day with some dentists and other dentists not use nearly enough and could feel all of this stuff happening to me.I was really impressed at how my appointment was a high priority! I’ve had dentists come in and put the numbing gel on my gums and then not come back for 15 minutes and I can hear them in with the next patient. Dr. Klasinski made me feel like a huge priority and was with me 95% of the time and my appointment went by so fast I couldn’t believe we were done.I know that dental health is so important for your heart health and general well-being. I will definitely be back to see Dr. Klasinski and make going to the dentist a more regular priority as I do with my other health issues.Dr. Klasinski has completely turned my views around about going to the dentist. I would say she’s not only incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, but she’s also very compassionate, caring and friendly. I felt as if I was visiting a very beloved family member and as if I was one of hers.A big thank you to Dr. Klasinski and her staff for fixing my broken tooth and making it a very pleasant and quick experience.
KER KER
20:51 15 Jul 21
My hygienist,Kerri,was super. Loved the great dog,Gibs.
Gary Herdrich
02:27 09 Jul 21
Dr. Sara is always so kind!
Angela David
00:36 08 Jul 21