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Tooth Extraction

Picture-perfect teeth are every person’s dream. Unfortunately, conditions like decay, trauma, and disease can damage teeth beyond repair.

In these cases, sometimes the best solution for your smile is a tooth extraction

Elite Dental Care provides virtually painless tooth extractions at our offices in Jackson, Germantown, Dyersberg, Trenton, and Eads, TN.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is the process of taking out a tooth that is doing you more harm than good. This dental procedure is often associated with wisdom teeth removal, but there are many other reasons your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction. The motivations for an extraction can be cosmetic, for health, or both. 

Patients Love Us Throughout West Tennessee

Whether in Jackson, Germantown, Dyersberg, Trenton, or Eads, our dentists and dental work receive glowing reviews.
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Jeremy Prescott

2022

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Had a tooth that needed to be removed. They saw me fast and the only thing I felt was pressure. The tooth was gone in a matter of minutes, still can’t feel anything on that side of my mouth 2 hours later. Will be going back when I start on getting implants to replace the rest of my bad teeth.

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Kelly Morris

2021

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I choose Elite Dental Care every time. I've been a patient for over 10 years and now my kids are as well. We absolutely LOVE the staff and the amazing work they do!

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What Is the Harm in Waiting? Contact Us Today for an Evaluation

If a tooth extraction is necessary, it is better to know and act now. Leaving a severely decayed and damaged tooth in your mouth makes you vulnerable to infection. Fixing the problem as soon as possible helps avoid more severe and costly dental issues down the road, and moves you towards a healthier and happier self.

If you are suffering from gum swelling, tooth pain, or other oral issues, schedule a consultation to take the first step back to oral health. Additionally, if you are considering dental implants or dentures, tooth extraction may be recommended for remaining damaged teeth. 

Our offices are conveniently located across West Tennessee, in Jackson, Germantown, Dyersberg, Trenton, and Eads. To schedule a consultation, or just to ask us any questions that may be on your mind, you can give us a call or fill out our contact form

The dentists of Elite Dental Care
Each of our offices provides compassionate care by highly trained dental professionals. We serve patients in Jackson, Germantown, and throughout Western Tennessee.

Dyersburg: (731) 286-1583

Germantown: (901) 751-3776

Jackson: (731) 664-9556

Trenton: (731) 855-1053

Eads: (901) 465-2382

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With tooth extraction, you lose a little and gain a lot!
With tooth extraction, you lose a little and gain a lot!

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment area. While treatment is virtually painless, you may feel pressure at the extraction site during the procedure. All of our practice locations also offer sedation dentistry to help patients stay relaxed and calm throughout treatment. 

Removal

Your tooth will be tenderly rocked back and forth within the socket using a tool called an elevator, until it loosens enough to be removed with forceps. It is important to note that teeth below the gum line may require surgical extraction. 

Immediate Care

Your dentist will ask you to lightly bite down on gauze. The gauze slows down bleeding and helps create a protective blood clot in the empty socket. The clot helps shield bone tissue at the extraction site during the healing process. 

Aftercare

The recovery process following a tooth extraction is straightforward, with simple directions your dentist will prescribe. To make sure your healing is stress-free you should: 

Control Swelling

Swelling is to be expected following tooth extraction. Applying ice or a cold compress to your cheek during the first day will help manage it. 

Relax for a Few Days

A half a week of rest is typically recommended to allow a seamless recovery. Most of your regular activities can be resumed during this time. 

Eat Soft Foods

Sticking to soft foods like smoothies, yogurt, and pudding will prevent needless pain and avoid disturbing the blood clot. 

Don't Use Straws

Suction with the mouth can dislodge the blood clot. Avoid using a straw during the healing process. 

Don't Smoke

Smoking after an extraction delays and harms the healing process. It can also prematurely loosen the clot.

Not following these guidelines can lead to the dislodging the protective blood clot and a condition known as dry socket. While this is rare, dry socket can cause severe pain and other issues. Contact us if any concerns arise after a tooth extraction. 

Conditions That Impact Dental Care

Your health and happiness are our primary concerns. To ensure tooth extractions and other dental work will be successful, we review every patient's medical history for issues that may cause complications, such as: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart defects
  • Heart valve damage
  • Liver disease
  • Artificial joints
  • Compromised immune system

If there is any other specific concern you may have, or even something as general as dental anxiety, feel free to let us know so we can accommodate you as best as possible. From sedation options to same-day service, we strive to provide comprehensive, comfortable treatment for every patient. 

Elite Dental Care Produces Elite Results

You will be pleased whether you visit us in ​Jackson, Germantown, Dyersberg, Trenton, or Eads.
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Jan Hammonds

2022

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I had a horrible tooth ache , they worked me in quickly. everything was very well explained. Everyone was very friendly and professional. So glad I found this place ❤️❤️❤️

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Charlotte Bailey

2021

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I feel like l'm family everyone makes you feel comfortable. I never been not been afraid of going to a dentist but l can say l would be glad to go back. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

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Elite Dental Care

Each doctor at Elite Dental Care is specially trained in: 

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry

To experience the outstanding level of care we provide to each and every one of our patients, book a consultation today. We invite you to request an appointment online or call one of our five area offices in Germantown, Jackson, Trenton, Eads, or Dyersburg, TN.

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Contact us today if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
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