Tooth Extractions With Dr. Shlafer | Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 781-0040

Gentle Tooth Extractions in Farmington Hills

Protect Your Health With Dr. Shlafer


We’ll always do everything in our power to prevent it, but there are certain cases when the only option is to remove a tooth. Common reasons for an extraction include:

  • Irreparable damage from decay
  • Severe trauma, such as a car accident or blow to the face
  • A primary tooth that fails to erupts properly in the gumline
  • An impacted wisdom tooth

If you have a tooth that’s threatening your overall health, Dr. Shlafer can remove it and provide a restoration that fits your needs.

Our Extraction Process


To perform an extraction, Dr. Shlafer will make a small incision in your gums and remove the tooth. Them, he’ll stich the area back up to begin the healing process. You’ll be given a local anesthetic before the procedure to ensure you don’t feel any pain, or Dr. Shlafer can provide sedation upon request.

After the tooth is removed, he’ll discuss your restoration options. If you want to enjoy maximum benefits for your health, we recommend dental implants. They’re the only permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

When wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly in the gumline, they become impacted. This can lead to pain in your gums and jaw, headaches, and other symptoms.

If you have any impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Shlafer will remove them to protect your long-term health. Just like a traditional extraction, he’ll provide anesthetic or sedation to ensure your comfort.

You may feel some soreness or discomfort after the procedure, but this will fade within a few days. Dr. Shlafer will also prescribe medication to help you manage your pain.

Aftercare Tips

After a tooth extraction, it's crucial to follow Dr. Shlafer's instructions in order to avoid compliccations. Some of the most improtant are:

  • Avoid forceful splitting or suctions, such as drinking through a straw
  • Avoid physical activity and stick to a soft food diet for the first few days
  • Apply an ice pack to your cheeks to minimize swelling
  • Take your pain medication as described
  • Starting the day after surgery, rinse your mouth with warm salt water 5-6 times per day

Visit Dr. Shalfer for Safe Tooth Removal

If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, Dr. Shlafer can provide the comfortable treatment you need. Call our office in Farmington Hills at (248) 781-0040. and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shalfer today.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Shlafer became my dentist 2 years ago when my fiance at the time recommended I use his dentist. From the initial consultation, I knew Dr Shlafer would be my long term dentist. Dr Shalfer and his team were very thorough which showed that they truly cared about my dental health. I highly recommend Dr. Shlafer."

Miller Yvonne Miller

"The staff here is stellar. I've been going here for years now and have never had a bad experience. The women at the desk greet everyone by name, and the doctor remembers everything you tell him about yourself. Everyone here knows what they're doing, a trip here is never a hassle, and they'll always keep your best interest in mind."

Marc B Marc B.

"Dr. Shlafer and staff are absolutely fabulous. So incredibly friendly and accommodating and Dr. is so gentle and very comforting. The office atmosphere is very relaxing as well!"

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