A great video on Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Teeth Removal.


We try very hard to avoid teeth extractions here at Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry. Removing a tooth is always the last option and we will only suggest this dental treatment if absolutely necessary. Whenever possible, we always prefer to focus on preventative dentistry, helping your natural teeth last longer. However, if you do need a tooth extraction then please don’t worry. Our local dentist is great at providing very gentle dental care and will make sure treatment is as comfortable as possible.
When Might I Need a Tooth Removed?
There are several reasons why we might suggest a tooth extraction. If your tooth is very badly damaged, due to decay or trauma, we may not be able to save it. It is not always possible to save a cracked tooth, if the fracture extends right down into the tooth root. A badly infected tooth may cause an abscess. Removing your infected tooth might be the only way an abscess can drain. Some people may have a loose tooth due to advanced gum disease. This is because the disease destroys the bone surrounding teeth, leaving our local dentist no option other than to take out the tooth.
Occasionally it may be necessary to remove a tooth in preparation for orthodontic treatment. In this case, extracting one or more teeth will provide additional space so your teeth can be correctly aligned. It’s also possible to have what are called supernumerary teeth. These are extra teeth that may be blocking other teeth from erupting properly.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and can often cause problems. They do not erupt until the late teens or early 20s and frequently become impacted. This is because there isn’t enough room for them to erupt normally. Wisdom teeth can try to erupt underneath existing teeth, may only partially erupt or can push sideways through the gums. Removing these teeth is a very common procedure and is generally very straightforward.
Tooth Extraction from Avery's Creek Family Dentistry.

Tooth Removal at Avery’s Family Dentistry is a very painless process.

Can My Local Dentist Carry out the Tooth Extraction?
Quite often our local dentist can safely remove a damaged or infected tooth. Your treatment will be carried out under local anesthetic and removing a tooth is surprisingly quick. If your tooth extraction is likely to be more complicated, we may refer you to an oral surgeon. We might suggest this if you have a badly impacted wisdom tooth. An oral surgeon can quickly and safely remove a tooth, often by cutting it into several sections so treatment will be more comfortable. More complicated tooth extractions can often be carried out under local anesthetic, or additional sedation can be used for your comfort. We can definitely discuss additional sedation if you feel at all nervous about having a tooth extracted.
Preparing for Your Tooth Extraction
Before you have a tooth removed, our dentist can explain the treatment in more detail. We will need to make sure your medical history is up-to-date. It is important to make sure you aren’t using any medications or are undergoing treatment that may affect dental treatment. Your health and safety is always our top priority here at Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry. We will also take dental x-rays. Our x-rays are extremely safe and are essential for showing the shape and size of the tooth roots. This allows our dentist to accurately plan the tooth extraction so treatment is quicker and more comfortable for you. The actual procedure will be over before you know it. If your tooth was badly infected, you should feel much more comfortable afterwards.
What to Expect after Teeth Extractions
It’s perfectly normal to experience some minor bleeding after having a tooth removed. We will ask you to bite down on a clean piece of gauze immediately afterwards. Gently biting down will put pressure on the extraction site, encouraging the blood to clot. You might experience some swelling and minor discomfort for the first day or two after a tooth extraction. It can be helpful to stick to soft foods for the first day or two and please take care when brushing and flossing. It is important for you to avoid brushing the extraction site for the first couple of days. Once the first 24 hours have passed you can rinse with warm salt water to keep the area clean. Please don’t worry as we can give you far more detailed information on after-care while you are here in our dental office.
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Looking after your dental health

We Are Always Here to Look after You
We know having a tooth removed isn’t particularly pleasant, but please don’t forget we are always here to help you. If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact our local dentist. It’s especially important to contact us if you notice the extraction site is becoming more uncomfortable instead of healing. This is because the blood clot protecting the empty socket could have become dislodged. If the blood clot is dislodged then the extraction site can become infected, causing a condition called dry socket. This isn’t serious, but your tooth socket will need to be cleaned so healing can continue. If the empty socket begins to bleed, then bite down gently on some gauze. It should stop bleeding within 20 minutes but if it doesn’t then please contact us immediately or go to the nearest ER.
Replacing Teeth after Extractions
You will need to think about replacing extracted teeth,  as this will restore your smile and your ability to eat comfortably. Leaving a gap in your mouth allows the rest of your teeth to drift out of place, affecting your bite and your appearance! We can talk to you about your options that may include dental implants, as well as dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants can often be a great choice and this treatment offers a long-term solution. Sometimes it might even be possible to place the implant post at the same time as removing the tooth.
If you need a tooth extraction, then please don’t hesitate to come and see us here at Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry. We can examine the tooth to see if there’s any chance of saving it and will talk to you about all the options we offer. Our local dentist is exceptionally gentle, particularly with nervous patients and we promise to take good care of you.
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Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry serves Avery’s Creek, Arden, Ashville, Oak Park, Fletcher, Royal Pines, Biltmore Park, Biltmore Forest, Bent Creek, Fairview, Beaverdam, Candler, Naples, Mills River, Enka Village, Woodside Hills and the Buncombe County area.
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Tooth Exraction at Avery's Creek Family Dentistry.

Painless Tooth Extraction at Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry.

Tooth Extraction
Service Type
Tooth Extraction
Provider Name
Avery's Creek Family Dentistry,
Avery’s Creek, Arden, Asheville, Oak Park, Fletcher, Royal Pines, Biltmore Park, Biltmore Forest, Bent Creek, Fairview, Beaverdam, Candler, Naples, Mills River, Enka Village, Woodside Hills and the Buncombe County area.
Sometimes it is impossible to save a tooth, even though we try very hard. If you need a tooth extracted, we will do everythign we can to make sure it is quick and smooth.

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