A variety of things can damage your teeth – trauma, disease, decay and even certain medications. At times, it may be necessary to extract damaged teeth to maintain the overall health of your mouth. At Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona, our board-certified surgeons perform single tooth extractions in the comforting, professional environment of our Phoenix or Tempe offices. Our team has the knowledge and experience to provide our patients an unparalleled quality of care that draws residents of surrounding communities, including Scottsdale and Arcadia. Contact us today to learn more about our procedures or schedule an examination.
Experience Providing Care & Comfort
Drs. Michael W. Golding and J. Gregory Sabol are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons with years of highly specialized training and experience. You will meet with one of them during your initial consultation to discuss your treatment options and how the appearance of your mouth can be restored following an extraction. We believe the best patient is an informed patient. So we provide all the education you need to be comfortable with the options you choose throughout every stage of your treatment.
To ensure your complete relaxation and a pain-free procedure, our employees are trained in administering different types of anesthesia, including local and general anesthesia, nitrous oxide and light sedation. Once your gums are properly numbed, we take a conservative approach during single tooth extractions, resulting in less post-procedure discomfort.
After a Tooth Extraction
Once your tooth has been removed, you will be instructed to firmly bite on a gauze pad placed over the extraction site. By biting down on gauze for 30 to 45 minutes, it aids the healing of your gums. You may need to repeat this step several times until bleeding stops. Over the next 72 hours following the procedure, patients are advised to refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol or sipping beverages through a straw to promote healing and avoid dislodging the clot.
Restorative Services Available
When you learn you must have one or more teeth removed to preserve your oral health, it’s important to realize that missing teeth not only take a toll on your appearance, but also on your jawbone and surrounding teeth. Your oral surgeon may recommend a restorative procedure to prevent the breakdown and absorption of the jawbone, which can alter your speech, chewing ability and eventually your facial appearance. Our Phoenix or Tempe offices all offer a comprehensive range of restorative options to replace one or more missing teeth.
Our restorative dentistry procedures include:
- Bone grafting – used to strengthen a weakened jaw bone
- Dental crowns – restorations that encircle dental implants and act as natural-looking and fully functional replacements for missing teeth
- Dental implants – titanium posts embedded into the jawbone to mimic natural tooth roots and support crowns, bridges or dentures
- Dentures – may be used in conjunction with dental implants to replace a number of missing teeth
Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona is a practice you can trust with your restorative dentistry needs. During a consultation, you can learn more about how these techniques can work together to restore your smile. You can feel confident your smile is in good hands – through our board-certified surgeons’ training and expertise, we deliver an unparalleled quality of care.
For more information on tooth extractions or the restorative dental care provided by our Phoenix or Tempe offices, contact Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona today.