Extracting a tooth may be necessary as a last resort when a tooth cannot otherwise be saved or restored. We may recommend tooth extraction to:

  • Create space in a crowded mouth
  • Eliminate infection and decay
  • Decrease the risk of infection
  • Treat advanced periodontal disease
  • Prevent complications caused by impacted wisdom teeth

During the tooth extraction, Dr. John McAllister will inject a local anesthetic into the area to numb it. If needed, a sedative will be provided as well to help you stay relaxed and calm throughout the process. Our dentist will then gently remove the tooth. After the tooth is removed, we ask that you take very good care of the open area that used to hold your tooth. A condition called dry socket can form if the blood clot in the socket breaks loose, and it can be extremely painful. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions to follow while your smile heals to ensure that your smile stays healthy. We are also happy to provide you with any information you need about tooth replacement options. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile in optimal health for life.

We invite you to contact us today at McAllister Dentistry for more information on our services and to learn more about tooth extraction in Hickory, North Carolina.