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Dental Extractions Spokane

Dentist conducting a tooth extraction procedure with dental assistant and patient in chair at Northview Family Dental in Spokane, WADental extraction is a procedure in which an entire tooth is removed from its socket. While dentists make every effort to preserve natural teeth through restorative methods, there are cases where extraction becomes a necessary step. If a tooth is severely damaged beyond repair, extraction is often the recommended course of action. Dental extractions may be advised in cases of crowded teeth, impacted teeth, fractured teeth, advanced tooth decay, tooth luxation, severe gum disease, or other dental injuries. For a comprehensive understanding of tooth extraction and its procedure, we invite you to explore the services we offer at Northview Family Dental.

Preparing for Tooth Extraction

Before undergoing a tooth extraction, our dentist will begin by gathering crucial information about your dental history. Subsequently, they will conduct a thorough examination of the affected tooth, the surrounding gums, and adjacent tissues. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of damage. It is imperative to inform the dentist about any medications, supplements, or vitamins you are currently taking. Based on the collected information, our dentist will determine the most suitable method for tooth removal, which may include a referral to an oral surgeon if necessary.

The Dental Extraction Procedure

Two primary methods of dental extraction exist: simple tooth extraction and surgical tooth extraction. A simple dental extraction is employed for the removal of visible teeth. The procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the surrounding gum tissues. Subsequently, an elevator is used to gently loosen the tooth, followed by extraction using dental forceps. Stitches are typically unnecessary since there is no incision made in the gum. Recovery typically takes only a few days, with the option to take painkillers if needed.

A surgical tooth extraction method is reserved for the removal of impacted or less accessible teeth. Wisdom tooth removal is performed via surgical tooth extraction. The dentist makes a small incision in the gum to access and extract the tooth. This procedure is more complex and often more costly than simple extraction. Recovery time is longer, as stitches are required.


After a tooth extraction, the dentist will place a sterile gauze over the extraction site to manage bleeding. A blood clot forms to reduce the risk of dry socket and promote healing. Minor bleeding and some discomfort may be experienced for approximately 24 hours. Our dentist will provide guidance for a speedy recovery and proper care of the extraction site. Keeping the area clean is very necessary to prevent infection. Smoking and vigorous mouth rinsing should be avoided, and hot drinks, strenuous activities, and drinking through a straw are best limited. In case of severe pain, fever, excessive bleeding, or swelling after extraction, consultation with our dentist is recommended.

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Recovery Time from Dental Extraction

Recovery times vary among individuals, with some healing more quickly than others. However, for most people, the recovery period lasts only a few days, typically no more than three days. For detailed insights into the entire tooth extraction process and multiple tooth extraction, Northview Family Dental is ready to guide you. Feel free to reach out to us today at (509) 590-1763 to schedule your appointment.

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1121 E. Westview Ct.
Spokane, WA 99218-1319


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Dental Extraction Spokane | Dentist NorthView Family Dental
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary to remove damaged or decayed teeth. If you're experiencing toothache, swelling, or dental distress, call today!
Robert Leale DDS, 1121 E. Westview Ct. Spokane, WA 99218, (509) 590-1763,, 3/28/2024, Tags: dentist Spokane WA,