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Tooth Extractions – Bellingham, WA

Restoring the Health of Your Smile

At Moreno & Young Dental, we know that there’s no substitution that can truly compare to your natural, home-grown teeth. That’s why we never suggest tooth extraction unless it’s absolutely necessary to restore the health and function of your smile. In cases where a tooth is severely damaged or compromised, or if you need to remove a tooth in order to restore your dental structure, we’ll walk you through every detail of the treatment so you can weigh your options.

Why Do We Suggest Extracting Teeth?

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We only recommend extracting a tooth if its absolutely crucial to maintain good oral health. In cases where a tooth is severely damaged or infected, removing it can prevent the problem from spreading to surrounding teeth, creating widespread damage to your smile. Here are some situations in which we may suggest this procedure:

In any of these cases, your dentist in Bellingham will discuss all of your treatment options with you in detail and why we recommend them.

The Procedure of Extracting a Tooth

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If your tooth has already protruded through the gumline and is showing, we can easily remove it using two instruments, a dental elevator and forceps. We’ll use the elevator to gently lift your tooth free of its socket. Then, we’ll grab ahold of the biting surface of it with a pair of dental forceps to gently lift it from your mouth and remove it. For more complicated situations, we may need to surgically remove the tooth, which is a different process.

Healing After Your Procedure

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To make a speedy recovery, we recommend doing the following:

Rebuilding Your Smile to Be Healthier Than Ever

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After tooth extraction in Bellingham, you don’t have to live with an incomplete smile. We offer a variety of restorative treatments to provide you with a fully functional and complete grin. To learn about all of the treatments that we offer, feel free to call our office or ask us before you receive your tooth extraction.