Tooth Extraction

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What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction or tooth removal is the medical procedure of removing a tooth from the mouth. It is beneficial to people with teeth that cannot be saved with restorative dental procedures. For people whose teeth are severely affected by decay and nothing can be done to save them, dental extraction is recommended to prevent further oral complications. Also, the tooth should be removed if it is infected or vulnerable to infection. Having your tooth pulled is one of the last things anyone wants. However, sometimes it’s just unavoidable. At Arrow Dental Centre, we have a dentist who understands how to make you comfortable during the extraction procedure.

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Tooth Extraction Near Me

While dentists may always try to save your tooth, there are some situations where tooth removal is the best option. If you have extensive infection or decay, extraction can give you immense relief and prevent further oral complications. Our dental clinic provides professional tooth extraction, serving residents within and outside the city. When you undergo extraction to remove the compromised tooth, we can also provide tooth replacement options such as a dental bridge to fill in the remaining gap.

Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

In situations where there is extensive tooth decay or damage and saving the tooth is not possible, tooth extraction is the best way to prevent further oral health problems. Some of the cases that may require tooth removal include:

  1. An impacted wisdom tooth
  2. A severely infected tooth that cannot be treated with root canal therapy
  3. A tooth severely damaged by injury or decay
  4. A baby tooth that has not come out before the permanent tooth grows
  5. Teeth extraction can also be done before orthodontic treatment if the jaw is too small or the teeth are crowded.


Types of Tooth Extraction

There are two types of dental extraction, simple extraction, and surgical extraction. A simple dental extraction is suitable in cases where the teeth to be removed can be seen and are feasible and accessible. In this procedure, the tooth can be extracted without the need to file or remove the bone.

In a surgical tooth extraction, some parts of the bone have to be removed to get to the tooth. Typically, an incision is made into the connective tissue to access the affected tooth. A situation where the bone to be removed has not erupted out of the bone requires a surgical procedure. Given the complexity of surgical extractions and the pain associated with the procedure, general anesthesia is needed.

Following a tooth extraction procedure, you will experience temporary inflammation and discomfort which resolves within a day. You can ease these with painkillers. To reduce swelling, apply a cold compress with an ice pack on the side of the face. You should also avoid spitting, rinsing, smoking, or consuming alcoholic beverages on the first day as it might affect the healing process. After the first 24 hours, you should rinse the mouth with warm salt water 2 times a day. We also recommend soft foods like soup or yogurt. Once the socket heals, you can return to your normal diet.
An extracted tooth should be replaced as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might develop oral health issues such as tooth erosion, misaligned teeth, jaw pain, shifting teeth, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, etc. due to the missing teeth. At Arrow Dental, we provide various teeth replacement options to fill the gaps. A dental bridge is a suitable option to enhance your smile and prevent dental complications. However, many prefer dental implants which can be used to anchor dentures and crowns in place. Since implants are attached directly to your jawbone, they’re reliable and durable. Also, they give you a natural feel and look as well as help to save your jaw and facial structure.

Best Dental Clinic for a Tooth Extraction

At Arrow Dental Centre, your comfort is our priority. If you need a tooth extraction, we can guide you through treatment from preparation, and removal to restoration. We always attempt to save the tooth before considering extraction. When teeth removal is necessary, we have extensive experience in performing removal procedures on our patients. We have a team of highly skilled and compassionate specialists who can make your session less anxious and more comfortable.

If you need an emergency tooth extraction, our team is here to help. Contact us, and we will be in touch with you soon to answer all of your questions and set up an appointment.

Other Services

Other dental services we offer to manage your overall oral health care needs.

Root Canal


Pediatric Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Teeth Whitening

Dental Implants

Dental Filling

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about teeth removal in Kenya.

Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted?

Only impacted wisdom teeth should be extracted. Problems such as cysts within the bone, no room for wisdom teeth to erupt, or recurring gum infections necessitate wisdom teeth extraction.

What should I expect after a tooth extraction?

After a tooth removal procedure, anesthesia will wear off within a few hours. You will be given pain relievers and antibiotics to ease the discomfort and prevent infection. Temporary discomfort and swelling are normal after tooth extraction.

What can happen if I do not replace a missing tooth after extraction?

After tooth removal, the load of chewing is affected which puts an increased load on the remaining teeth. This can increase the risk of tooth fracture and wear. Also, the teeth surrounding the gap may shift leading to a misaligned bite.