Extractions

tooth extractions - removed teeth on examining table

Extractions

An extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth. Our primary goal is always to restore teeth, however sometimes this is not possible due to extensive decay or periodontal involvement. Over time your body will generate bone in the area from which the tooth was removed. Some things to avoid during the first 24-48 hours of healing are:

  • smoking
  • drinking through a straw
  • vigorously swishing or rinsing your mouth

There are options to fill the space of the missing tooth such as a partial, bridge or implant. Lincoln Dental Associates can assist you in determining which option would be the best for you.