Tooth extractions are designed to remove teeth that are beyond repair. This may be because of severe decay, advanced periodontal disease or teeth that are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Extractions are also performed to address overcrowding or in preparation for certain orthodontic treatments.

Our approach to tooth extractions is rooted in precision and personalized care. Initially, our dentists and team conduct a thorough examination of your dental health, including X-rays, to understand the full scope of your needs. This helps us determine the most effective extraction method and ensure your utmost safety and comfort.

Local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring you experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Once the area is fully numbed, the tooth is gently loosened from its socket using specialized tools. The goal is to remove the tooth with as little impact to the surrounding tissues as possible. After the extraction, we provide detailed aftercare instructions to support your healing process and minimize any risk of infection.

Healing from a tooth extraction typically takes a few days. We recommend rest and minimal physical activity immediately following your procedure. It is normal to experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.
We also advise against smoking, using a straw or any activity that could disrupt the healing process. Following a soft food diet for the first few days is beneficial. Our team will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan to ensure a smooth recovery.

Tooth extractions, while sometimes necessary, mark the beginning of a path to improved dental health. We are here to ensure that this journey is undertaken with the utmost care, professionalism and compassion. Contact us to schedule your consultation at our dental practices with Drs. Brett Richins, CJ Dorny or Katie Gifford to discuss whether you may need a tooth extraction in Highland and Lehi, Utah.