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Tooth extraction

Extracting a Tooth

Tooth extraction is usually considered the last resort for a treatment option when there is no other option suitable for the patient's situation. Some reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted could include decay, baby teeth that don't fall out on their own, infection, preparation for braces, advanced periodontal disease, or broken teeth that cannot be repaired any other way​.

After an examination and discussing your options, Ankeny Dental Center professionals will walk you through what you can expect during the tooth extraction process. After the tooth extraction, we will dismiss you with post-op instructions and what you can do to keep bleeding and swelling under control until you heal completely.