Tooth Extraction

Chicago Dental Esthetics

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Skokie, IL

When you need a tooth pulled, choosing the right dentist can make all the difference. At Chicago Dental Esthetics, Samantha Rabor, DDS, and her team ensure you’re comfortable before and during your extraction and work with you throughout the healing process. For this kind of dedicated care before, during, and after your tooth extraction, call the office in Skokie, Illinois, or make your appointment online today.

Tooth Extraction

What is tooth extraction?

Dentists refer to the process of pulling a tooth as tooth extraction. In fact, the phrasing “pulling a tooth” is misleading because it implies that your dentist uses force to essentially yank the tooth out of your mouth. That’s far from the reality of a tooth extraction. 

Before your extraction, Dr. Rabor tests the area to identify the positioning of your nerves. Then, she carefully maps your tooth extraction to ensure maximal comfort during the procedure and minimal complications afterward. 

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

Dr. Rabor offers two types of tooth extractions to her patients at Chicago Dental Esthetics:

Extractions as a result of damage or decay

If you have a tooth that was severely damaged during an accident or that has experienced a significant amount of decay, removing it from your mouth might be your best option. 

If you have a damaged tooth or tooth pain, talk to Dr. Rabor. She can help you decide if an extraction is the best option to stop your mouth pain and protect your overall oral health. If it is, she offers several replacement tooth options — including three types of bridges and dental implants — so you can still enjoy a full smile. 

Wisdom tooth extractions

People are born with a third set of molars called wisdom teeth. These molars remain under the gum line until adolescence and usually don’t make an appearance until ages 17–21. 

Most mouths don’t have space to accommodate these additional molars, though. This often leads to problems like tooth crowding if the molars have the opportunity to grow in or tooth impaction, which is the tooth’s inability to break through the gums. 

To save people from those issues, Dr. Rabor offers wisdom tooth extraction. 

Will my tooth extraction hurt?

No. In fact, Dr. Rabor works hard to ensure the entire extraction process is as comfortable as possible. With local anesthetic, she thoroughly numbs the area before extraction. The most you should feel is some pressure in your mouth as she maneuvers the tooth from its socket. 

You might experience some discomfort afterward, but the Chicago Dental Esthetics team offers medication and home care tips to help moderate it. They also work with you in the weeks after your extraction as your gums heal to minimize your risk of complications like dry socket. 

Schedule your tooth extraction with a knowledgeable, caring team by calling Chicago Dental Esthetics or booking it online today.