We'll Take Away the Fear of Tooth Extractions

We'll Take Away the Fear of Tooth Extractions

Oral surgery services in Yakima, WA

When a tooth is broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will do their best to try and fix it. When there's too much damage, an extraction is likely. Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS takes care of tooth extractions, as well as wisdom tooth removal. Extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. It's often done because of decay, but may also be required to make room for other teeth or to stem the risk of infections. In the case of wisdom teeth, they are often misaligned and need to be removed when people get into their late teens and early 20s. Wisdom teeth can become impacted or affect neighboring teeth and nerves. Contact the office of Dr. Eric K Borchert DDS today to learn more about your wisdom teeth.

After-care for tooth removals

When your tooth has been removed, your doctor will recommend a variety of treatments and care techniques to make your recovery go as smoothly as possible. Some suggestions include:

  • Taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen
  • Using ice packs on your face to reduce swelling
  • Eating soft foods
  • Gently rinsing with warm, salt water to keep the area clean
  • Avoiding smoking, spitting and using a straw

Consult with our office to learn more about your care after an extraction is done in Yakima, WA.