Gentle Tooth Removal


Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime. There are situations, however, in which it becomes necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, or a tooth has such extensive decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of damage. In each of these cases, the affected tooth requires extraction by our Lilburn dentist.

At Smile Pleasant Hill, we work alongside each of our patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles at all stages of life. Contact our office today to schedule tooth extraction and to learn more about our wide range of comprehensive dental services and on-site dental lab for treatments designed to meet your unique oral health needs.

dentists performing dental work on female patient

Common Reasons For Tooth Extraction

An extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for several different reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that can no longer be restored due to tooth decay, trauma, overcrowding, or periodontal disease (gum disease). Our practice offers regular or dental extraction for teeth that have fully erupted through the gum line — contact us to learn more about our extraction procedures.

Tooth Decay

If severe decay is observed in a tooth during an oral exam and dental cleaning, it may require removal. In cases where tooth decay extends to the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels (pulp), bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp and cause infection and spread to other regions.

Overcrowded Teeth

Among our available services for pediatric dentistry is a dental extraction. Dr. Kinser may perform extractions in younger patients to help prepare their teeth for orthodontic treatment. Patients with overcrowded teeth may not achieve proper dental alignment without removal.

Abscessed Tooth

A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus caused by bacteria, and it can occur due to an untreated cavity or injury. For affected teeth that cannot be treated with root canal treatment, tooth removal may be necessary to prevent serious, even life-threatening complications resulting from oral infection.

Smiling Patient shown tooth removal model

Tooth Extraction Recovery Tips

During a simple dental extraction, a local anesthetic is used to numb the gums around the tooth. Patients feel only pressure, not pain, during an extraction procedure. To learn more about this procedure and detailed instructions for aftercare, which includes the following, contact our office.

  • Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours after the extraction.
  • Don’t smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
  • Avoid any hard or crunchy foods during healing.
  • Rinse the area with warm salt water 3-4 times per day.
  • Follow your dentist’s diet instructions for optimal healing.