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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Kewaskum, Wisconsin 53040

What do our patients have to say?

My visit was great! Great Precautions taken during CoVid. The office has gotten a fresh new look which looks amazing!
John Burtard
00:03 23 Nov 20
I had to find a new dentist in 2020. I chose Kewaskum Family Dentistry and Dr. Sara because of word of mouth advertising through my neighbor. Dr. Sara came highly recommended not only for her dentistry skills but also for her treatment with TMD. I had my teeth cleaned and was very impressed with my cleaning. I feel it was thorough as my hygienist counted pockets, which is important to me in knowing the health of my gum tissue. My hygienist educated me on flossing and the angel in which to use my electric toothbrush. Next I had my consultation with Dr. Sara about my TMD. I have struggled with jaw pain, clenching, grinding and damaging my teeth from that resulting in crowns and root canals. The consultation was the most thorough I've experienced in 20 years. I was shown my x-rays and the shifting of my jawbone and in the palpitation I exhibited the pain from constant clenching and grinding. I'm in EXCELLENT care with a powerful treatment plan I'm looking forward to. Everyone at this clinic from the time you walk in the door until you exit has such great energy, professionalism, respect and experience. I would highly recommend this clinic to any age group. Thank you everyone!!!
JUDEE OBRIEN
17:06 20 Nov 20
Great people and very helpful staff!
Anthony Lage
12:47 19 Nov 20
beautiful, freshly remodeled office with a wonderful staff that makes you feel like family! Dr Sara and staff utilize their state of the art equipment and techniques to provide the best care possible. Needless to say, I highly recommend them.
Jaime Klasinski
18:35 18 Nov 20
Friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable, and professional. Make you feel comfortable, explains everything and goes over options. Its like family🙂.
Nancy Durn
18:15 18 Nov 20
Lighthearted, professional staff making sure patients are at ease. Procedure was fully explained and Dr. Sara took the time to answer any questions. 😁
Betsy Klasinski
14:13 13 Nov 20
Dr. Sarah and Molly were so accommodating for me and my emergent situation
Crystal Shaw
02:27 09 Nov 20
Absolutely LOVE Kewaskum Family Dentistry. Dr. Sara, Dr. Nick and the staff are absolutely amazing! They talk you through everything they are going to be doing and happily answer all questions thoroughly. I've always experienced anxiety when it came to the dentist until I came here. The environment is welcoming, and there are always smiling faces to greet you. Hands down the BEST place to go for all your dental needs.
Danyl Abraham
22:58 06 Nov 20
Great job. we would recommend Kewaskum family dentist
Dennis Gundrum
15:36 06 Nov 20
You are all great! Your all friendly and greet the patient when they walk in to your building. Feel comfy knowing my teeth will be taken care of each and every time I come in.
Wendy Ziegelbauer
15:19 06 Nov 20