From painful damage to overcrowding, there are several reasons why you might need a tooth extraction.
Instead of living with the discomfort, let our Portage, MI, area dentist, Dr. Michael Sharp, help you.
Dental pain is a serious problem, but you can find relief with a tooth extraction at Sharp Smile Center.
In Pain Now?
The Importance of Tooth Extraction
If you are feeling tooth pain or notice signs like swelling, bleeding, or pus, then you need to visit our Portage-area dental practice immediately.
Dental infections can spread easily, causing further damage to your teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They may even lead to cardiovascular problems later down the line.
By acting now, you can save yourself time, pain, and money.
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Tooth Extraction Timeline
Portage-area patients rely on our dentist for safe, effective dental care — including tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal.
"Our goal at Sharp Smile Center
is to treat you like our family." Dr. Michael Sharp
Choose a Dentist Who Never Stops Learning
The world of dentistry is ever-changing. Dr. Sharp loves staying up-to-date with the newest technologies and techniques — especially when they make his patients smile confidently. He has pursued additional training throughout his career in subjects like SureSmile® orthodontics and oral conscious sedation, so that his patients can benefit from a higher standard of care.
Our dentist is also affiliated with the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, making him an established professional that you can trust.
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Three Simple Fixes To Alleviate Extraction Site Pain
A cold compress or ice pack can relieve possible pain from your extraction site. Hold the compress against your cheek and allow it to numb your jaw discomfort.
A salt-water rinse starting the day after extraction can relieve pain. Mix a half teaspoon of salt into a single cup of warm water. Rinse for a minute three times a day.
Ask Dr. Sharp which over-the-counter pain medicine he recommends. He likely will not have to prescribe strong painkillers after your procedure.
How Can I Care for My Mouth After a Tooth Extraction?
Foods to Eat After Your Tooth Extraction
A diet of soft, room-temperature foods can prevent pain and reopening or irritating the extraction site. Some of the options you can consider include:
- Mashed Potatoes
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After your tooth extraction, it's possible that you may experience a dental complication called a dry socket.
What Are Dry Sockets?
Don't panic! Your dentist is here to help.
What to Do If You Think You Have a Dry Socket
In the first three days after your tooth extraction, your pain will likely start to fade. However, if you notice that the extraction site is swollen, you may have a dry socket, especially if you experience other symptoms like a bad taste or odor in your mouth.
Ensuring that your mouth remains clean should be your first priority. You can rinse with salt water and cover the area with gauze that is changed regularly.
You can always reach out to Dr. Sharp for a closer look and any further care.
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Paying for Your Tooth Extraction
Extracting infected, decayed teeth is essential to your health. Fortunately, it's likely that your insurance will cover at least a portion of your tooth extraction costs.
If you need additional help paying for your dentistry procedure, we also offer two different financing options: CareCredit® and LendingClub.