(910) 933-0382

Teeth Extractions in Wilmington

Teeth Extractions

While it is always our goal at O2 Dental Group to save your natural teeth, there are times when the best course of action is to extract a tooth. This treatment is necessary when a tooth has experienced extensive, irreversible damage, when it is impacted, or in preparation for orthodontics.

Before we remove a tooth, we will take X-rays of the area in order to determine the best method for safely removing the tooth. In order to ensure your extraction is comfortable, we will start by providing local anesthesia. If necessary, other dental sedation options are available. This is a numbing substance that eliminates feeling in the immediate area. The extraction is usually quick, and in most cases, you will only feel pressure during this time.

After the extraction is complete, we will instruct you to bite down on a gauze pad for 30 to 45 minutes to form a blood clot at the site. It is critical not to disturb this area. Patients should avoid drugs and alcohol, using a straw, or intensive exercise, so the blood clot is not disturbed. Healing will occur over the next few days. For comfort and to reduce swelling, an ice pack is helpful. Once swelling has subsided, a warm compress can be used. We also recommend gently rinsing the mouth with warm salt water to keep the area clean.

If you are in need of an extraction, give us a call today at (910) 933-0382 to make an appointment. We are located at 7150 Market St., #130, Wilmington, NC 28411.

Our Happy Patients

"Great staff and exceptional experience. My three year old felt very special at her visit. Would highly recommend this office for the entire family!"

megan c Megan C.

"The entire practice is amazing! I have a little one with high anxiety and he was put right at ease. They saw all 3 kids at the same time which is great, with little waiting! Dr. O was amazing as is her team. From the front office to the chair, everything was easy and relaxing. I highly recommend Dr. O and her team!!! I can’t wait to tell my friends all about this new practice!"

melissa m Melissa M.

"This place is amazing! I have never been treated so well as I was at O2 dental. All of the staff took the time to talk to me and explain everything in detail. I don't have dental insurance, but with the affordable prices and plans, I'll be able to get all of my dental needs met without breaking the bank. I'm telling all my friends about this place. Thank you so much!"

audra w Audra W.
We're here to help you get the perfect smile!
Have Questions? Call Us Now (910) 933-0382  OR   Schedule Your Visit!
o2 dental group
Map Call Contact
Us
Contact O2 Dental Group Today!
Close
form
Close form

Ready to Schedule an Appointment with Us?

Leave Us A Message
Tap To Call
With a Dental Certified Specialist