Tooth Extractions – Castle Rock, CO

Say Goodbye to Troublesome Teeth

Patient smiling while dental team member holds extracted tooth

Our goal is to help our patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, we also acknowledge that simply is not possible in some cases. Circumstances may arise that make it necessary for you to say goodbye to troublesome teeth. When and if that happens, you can be confident that our Castle Rock team will perform your tooth extraction procedure with compassion and great care. We want to help you get back on track toward a healthy smile!

Why Choose Smile Castle Rock for Tooth Extractions? 

  • Skilled & Compassionate Dental Team
  • Wisdom Tooth Extractions Available
  • State-of-the-Art Tooth Replacement Options

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Man sitting on sofa, struggling with a toothache

We may recommend the removal of one or more teeth if:

  • A tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that it cannot be restored via more conservative treatments.
  • A tooth is infected, and removing it is the best way to prevent the infection from affecting nearby tissues.
  • Your wisdom teeth are threatening your oral health, or you wish to remove them as a preventive measure.
  • A tooth is impacted (stuck beneath the gumline) and is interfering with the health or function of nearby teeth.
  • It is necessary to make room in your mouth for dentures or orthodontia.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Illustration of forceps removing a tooth

Most tooth extraction procedures are fairly straightforward. We get started by numbing your mouth — we want you to be as comfortable as possible while we are working! Then, we use an instrument known as an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. We grip the tooth with forceps and wiggle it to break the connective tissues holding it in place. Once the tooth is out, we clean the socket and place gauze to control bleeding.

Before, during, or after your extraction appointment, we will make sure you know about your tooth replacement options. Replacing missing teeth in a timely manner is important for preventing future oral health complications.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Happy woman in yellow sweater pointing at her healthy smile

Here are some steps you can take to make your recovery process a bit easier:

  • Take pain relievers, antibiotics, and other medications as prescribed by our team.
  • Start rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after the first 24 hours.
  • Do not drink through a straw.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Prop your head up on pillows when you are sleeping.
  • Eat soft, non-spicy, non-acidic foods.
  • Be very gentle around your extraction sites when you are brushing and flossing.
  • Avoid touching your extraction sites with your tongue or fingers.
  • Call us if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery.