Tooth Extractions With Dr. Shlafer | Farmington Hills, MI
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Gentle Tooth Extractions in Farmington Hills

Protect Your Health With Dr. Shlafer

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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

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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
Frequently Asked Questions

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No, your tooth extraction won’t be painful. We make sure the area is thoroughly numb before beginning the procedure, and we also offer sedation so you can feel relaxed during your extraction.

You may experience some pain and discomfort after the procedure, though. This is a normal part of the healing process and should go away within a week. Most people are able to return to their daily routine within a few days.
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After your extraction, we recommend soft foods such as applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and oatmeal. Try to avoid foods with large chunks, crunchy foods, or spice, as they can cause issues in the area of your extraction.

If you’re unsure what you can eat after your procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (248) 781-0040. We’ll provide you with examples of foods you can and can’t eat during the healing process.
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You’ll want to rest for 48 to 72 hours after your procedure. This time frame is important because this is the window in which your extraction site is most vulnerable to severe infections and complications.

After the initial healing period, your mouth can take a week or two for the swelling to go down so you can eat normal foods. After two weeks, you’ll typically have a checkup to ensure the healing is going normally.

If you have any issues during the healing process, such as severe pain or bleeding that won’t stop, please contact us immediately by calling (248) 781-0040. We’ll assess the extraction site to see if there’s an issue and help you.
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There is no limit to the number of teeth that can be extracted in one visit. Full-mouth extractions are sometimes performed for severe cases where no teeth can be saved. These are rare, so you likely won’t have to worry about that.

But it’s safe for multiple extractions to be done in one appointment. Many people have all four wisdom teeth removed in one visit with no complications.

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."

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"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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