Tooth Extractions

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At Pearl Street Dental, we understand that the prospect of a tooth extraction can be daunting. That's why our dedicated team, led by Dr. Mark Moynier, is committed to making the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Located conveniently in the heart of Boulder, we specialize in providing gentle, effective tooth extraction services in a welcoming and stress-free environment.

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Need to Have a Tooth Pulled?

No one wants to have a tooth pulled, but sometimes it’s necessary. At Pearl Street Dental, we are always amazed at how comfortable our patients feel after having a chronic problem tooth extracted. Our gentle, laser-assisted extraction process helps to “release” the tooth and promote faster healing and less pain. 

common Reasons for tooth extraction

Tooth extraction can be necessary for several reasons, each aimed at preventing further complications and improving oral health. Some of the most common reasons include severe decay. periodontal disease, tooth impaction, overcrowding, and trauma or injury. 

To find out for sure if you need to have a tooth pulled, it’s best to contact your dentist as soon as possible.

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Come to Pearl Street Dental for Safe & Gentle Extractions

If you suspect you might need a tooth extraction or have been advised to consider one, do not hesitate to contact us. At Pearl Street Dental, we are here to answer your questions and provide a consultation to discuss your dental health needs. Depending on your needs and wants we can also help determine if a dental implant or bridge would be a feasible option for your missing tooth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Having a Tooth Pulled

Do you have questions about having a tooth pulled? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we hear. If your question isn’t on the list, please reach out to us and we would be happy to assist you!

During a tooth extraction, the area around your tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort. If necessary, sedation options may be discussed. At Pearl Street Dental, we use specialized tools including lasers to gently loosen and remove the tooth from its socket. The procedure typically lasts from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the complexity.

You should not feel pain during the procedure due to the anesthetic. However, you might feel pressure or a tugging sensation as the dentist works. After the anesthesia wears off, some pain or discomfort is typical, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medication.

Recovery typically involves a few days of mild discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with ice packs and medication. You'll be advised to eat soft foods and avoid strenuous activity for a couple of days. It's also important to avoid smoking and drinking through a straw to prevent complications like dry socket.

At Pearl Street Dental, our patients typically experience less pain and faster healing because of our laser-assisted extraction process that also includes ozonated water and gas for better detoxification. To learn more, please contact our office.

Post-extraction care involves gently rinsing with warm salt water after meals and brushing your teeth carefully, avoiding the extraction site. This helps keep the area clean and reduces the risk of infection. You’ll also need to avoid any suction in the mouth, such as using a straw, as this can dislodge the blood clot that forms in the socket.

Most people can return to work or school within a day or two of an extraction, but it’s advised to avoid vigorous physical activity for at least 24-48 hours to reduce bleeding and aid the healing process. The dentist will provide specific guidance based on your particular situation and the complexity of your extraction.