Tooth Extractions in Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Palmateer and our team are committed to protecting the health of your teeth and gums with services like routine cleanings, dental fillings, and crowns. While our preventive and restorative treatments are effective, there are cases when a surgical tooth extraction is the only way to protect your oral health. Whether you have a damaged tooth, overcrowded teeth, or a tooth that refuses to fall out, our office offers tooth extractions in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact our office to schedule a consultation!

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What is a surgical tooth extraction?

Unlike a simple tooth extraction, in which a dentist can remove a tooth with forceps, a surgical tooth extraction involves making an incision into the gum tissue to access the tooth or section the tooth into smaller pieces for removal. Surgical tooth extraction is often necessary for impacted teeth or severely damaged teeth below the gum line.

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How can I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

When a wisdom tooth erupts, there may be growing pains as they emerge. Growing pains usually subside when a wisdom tooth fully erupts. During this time, you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water to reduce inflammation, use over-the-counter pain relievers to manage discomfort and avoid hard or chewy foods to prevent irritation. However, if wisdom tooth pain persists or worsens, consult our Grand Rapids dentist for further evaluation and treatment options like wisdom tooth extraction.

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Can you get a dental implant after extraction?

While a simple or surgical tooth extraction can improve your oral health, it is in your best interest to replace the tooth as soon as possible. After all, a missing tooth can impact the appearance of your smile and functional abilities to bite and chew. In most cases, a dental implant can be inserted into an extraction site shortly after a tooth is extracted. In other cases, delayed implant placement may be necessary to allow for proper healing of the extraction site. Dr. Palmateer and our team will assess your case to determine the most appropriate timing for dental implant placement following extraction.

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