Tooth Extractions in Des Moines, IA

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Tooth Extraction Information

Dentists perform tooth extractions when a tooth has significant damage, decay, or cannot be saved by root canal therapy. Dental extractions may also be conducted to prepare for a dental implant.

Other reasons for tooth extraction:
  • If teeth are blocking other teeth from coming in
  • If baby teeth are not falling out in time for adult teeth to come in
  • Dentists may need to create room for teeth to move if braces are being used
  • If radiation treatment is being used, teeth may need to be removed in the radiation treatment field
  • Cancer treatment patients have weakened immune systems and teeth may become infected
  • Organ transplant patients take drugs that suppress the immune system, which sometimes makes teeth subject to infection
  • Wisdom teeth extraction

If you would like to discuss dental extractions further, please either use the contact form below or call Iowa Dental Group at  (515) 277-6358.

Dental Extraction

What is a Extraction?

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there's too much damage for the dentist to repair the tooth requiring an extraction. A very loose tooth also will need removal if it can't be saved, even with bone replacement surgery (bone graft).

Surgical Tooth Extraction

An impacted tooth or a tooth that is under the gum line may require surgical removal. Extraction means that your dentist will expose your tooth by making an incision along your gum line. The dentist will remove the bone that is covering the tooth, and remove the tooth.

One or multiple teeth may be extracted at a time, which will be determined by your dentist.

Before performing any procedure, the dentist will numb the area and remove the tooth, manage bleeding if needed, and possibly stitch the gums. Medication may be suggested to control pain and swelling.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

You can avoid future dental problems by electing to remove your wisdom teeth. Their movement is often slow and may not cause pain. You also risk the chance of impact complications. Talk with your dentist today to decide whether or not wisdom tooth extraction is something you need.

Pediatric Extractions for Children

In some cases baby teeth do not fall out before adult, permanent tooth coming in. The process is very similar to adult tooth extraction. The dentist may use Nitrous Oxide may be used to help patients feel more relaxed. If this is the case, we suggest the patient not eat at least two hours before the procedure.

Extractions for Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment sometimes is needed to help facilitate other cosmetic dental procedures such as dental crowns, veneers, or dental implants. Sometimes collaboration with surgeons may be required to help expose or remove impacted teeth, correct bite complications, and facial deformities. Our dentists use a team-based approach addressing these difficult problems to make sure you receive the highest quality experience and results.

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Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

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1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358

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