Take the Worry Out of Tooth Extractions

If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, Valley Hills Dentistry is here to help smoothly and comfortably extract the tooth during a regular checkup or another scheduled visit.

When Is It Necessary to Remove a Tooth?

Tooth extractions may be recommended for various reasons, including 

  • Baby teeth with an odd shape or long roots blocking permanent teeth from coming in
  • Decayed teeth that put the teeth around it and the jaw at risk 
  • Complications from infected teeth, wisdom teeth, or braces 

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

  • We numb the area or provide sedation to keep you calm and comfortable during the procedure.
  • The socket that holds the root of the tooth in the jawbone is expanded.
  • The tooth is separated from the ligament that holds it in place.

Once the Tooth Has Been Removed

The Valley Hills Dentistry team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the extraction site and prevent complications, including: 

  • Avoiding certain foods
  • Gently rinsing with saltwater
  • Taking prescribed medications as directed
  • Schedule follow-up appointments to check your 

Replacement Options

The surrounding teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or how your jaw moves. To avoid these complications, we may recommend replacing the missing tooth with:

  • A bridge
  • An implant
  • A partial denture

Post Operative Instructions for Dental Extractions/ Implants/ Bone Grafts

We have created an instruction guide for your post operation. Please download here.

See How a Tooth Extraction Can Bring You the Peace of Mind

Schedule an appointment at Valley Hills Dentistry in Hickory, NC, to see how we can make tooth extractions a more comfortable experience.

Dr. Shaw is very nice and his assistants are also very nice. They all seem like they know what they're doing. I can't wait to get my dentures. They're also very gentle. Dr. Shaw makes sure everything is right before you get your dentures. I would recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Shaw and his staff are friendly, kind, patient and just pleasant to be around. Dr. Shaw is very gifted and has performed excellent dental work for me. That makes going to the dentist much less stressful. I highly recommend Dr. Shaw and Valley Hills Dentistry.
Staff is very friendly and caring and the dentist there is very gentle didn’t feel a thing