Specialists for Tooth Extraction in Phoenix, AZ

Tooth Extractions

As dentists we are trained to always look at every possible option for saving your natural teeth, and pulling teeth is never our first choice. Unfortunately, however, that’s not always possible. In those cases, we will perform an extraction.

In order to save an adult tooth, we may consider using fillings and sealants, or if there’s nerve damage, a root canal may be an option. But if decay extends too deeply under the gum, severe periodontal disease is present, the tooth is cracked, or an infection cannot be resolved, a tooth extraction is recommended as the best option.

Specialists for Tooth Extraction in Phoenix, AZ

Tooth Extractions

As dentists we are trained to always look at every possible option for saving your natural teeth, and pulling teeth is never our first choice. Unfortunately, however, that’s not always possible. In those cases, we will perform an extraction.

In order to save an adult tooth, we may consider using fillings and sealants, or if there’s nerve damage, a root canal may be an option. But if decay extends too deeply under the gum, severe periodontal disease is present, the tooth is cracked, or an infection cannot be resolved, a tooth extraction is recommended as the best option.

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What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

Contrary to popular belief, getting a tooth pulled is typically a painless procedure. The area is completely numb so while the patient may feel some pressure during the procedure, there’s no pain. To bust another myth related to extraction, dentists do not actually “pull teeth.” In reality, the tooth is gently nudged with pressure until the ligaments holding the tooth in place give up and the tooth comes out automatically.

Most people have minimal discomfort following a tooth extraction, but every person is unique and responds differently to the procedure. It also depends on where the extraction took place. The bone supporting the upper molars is soft, for example, so there’s generally minimal discomfort when a tooth is “pulled” from that area. The bone supporting lower wisdom teeth and molars is very dense, however, and it is common for people to experience some pain and discomfort for a day or two following extractions from these locations. We understand that you may be anxious about pain following tooth extraction, and pain medications will be provided to help alleviate some of your discomfort.

After a Tooth is Removed

For the first 24 hours after an extraction, it’s important that you do not spit, smoke, or use a straw while drinking. The blood clot that needs to form during those first days is fragile, and putting undue pressure on it could displace it. When that happens, it’s called a “dry socket” and can be extremely painful. The good news, however, is that a dry socket can be treated successfully with medicated dressing. If it’s been three days or more since your extraction and you’re still having pain, call your dentist right away.

In a few more weeks, the gums will heal and cover the empty tooth socket. You may feel unusual sensations during the early stages of healing, but they should go away within a few days. To help your mouth heal properly, we recommend a soft diet at first, then slowly working your way back to normal food.

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Dr. Harsini and Dr. Azizi
Smile Dental Clinics employees working
Smile Dental Clinics employees working

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Did you know that not all wisdom teeth need to be removed? In fact, some people keep their wisdom teeth their entire lives without issue — they even use them to help chew food. However, if cavities or infections form, or if the gums surrounding the wisdom teeth become inflamed, it may be a good idea to have them removed. We start every consultation on wisdom teeth with digital X-rays to check on the health before even considering wisdom teeth extraction.

How Much Does It Cost to Pull a Tooth?

The starting cost for an extraction is $110, but costs may vary depending on individual situations. We accept most insurance as well as payment options if you are paying out of pocket.

Schedule a Tooth Extraction or Wisdom Teeth Removal Today

Tired of a cracked, painful, or dead tooth? Put an end to your pain. Call us now at (623) 235-8195 or schedule online for an appointment today.

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Dr. and assistant were wonderful and super friendly. Very gentle and caring. They both made sure I was comfortable and very happy with my procedure.
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer Mendoza
16:06 18 Sep 20
I went in for my 6 months checkup. My dental hygienist was great; no pain & he worked fast & efficiently. The doctor came & did a review of my checkup, explained how they are watching some of the older fillings. No pressure on doing any unnecessary work. Great experience. The whole staff was great. With the pandemic, I felt safe with all the procedures in place.
Margie Russ
Margie Russ
19:45 15 Sep 20
The team were very professional
Kathy Stillman
Kathy Stillman
21:53 11 Sep 20
Super friendly, the staff didn’t make me feel embarrassed on my lack of oral health. They were super informative!
Jocelyn Chavez
Jocelyn Chavez
18:02 10 Sep 20
Great dental service, starting with the staff in the front desk very attentive and helpful. Having a deep cleaning myself, it was just a smooth process from the beginning to the end with very explained detailed staff that guide you and inform you with every detail of what's going on during and after. I really recommend Smile Dental Clinics for any of your dental services.
Angel Oropeza
Angel Oropeza
13:30 24 Aug 20
As a person who had not gone to the dentist until I started having complications with a decay this clinic made the process easy and comfortable( I went to a couple other clinics and this was by far the best for me.) I love this place they are affordable, friendly and professional. There are Spanish speaking personal all over the clinic to attend anyone who needs it. I absolutely reccomend this place. The procedures I have gotten have had no complications. My dentist and the assistant always keeping me informed and answering any questions I may have. THANK YOU Smile Dental.
Arely Moreno
Arely Moreno
16:18 21 Aug 20
First time in this office, chose them because they are contracted with my insurance and scheduling was super quick and easy. They are doing there part to stop the spread and keeping me safe by having me wait in my car until they are ready for me which can be rough in this heat so be careful. I am immune compromised so this was very important.Hygienist was informative and thorough in talking with me about what was happening every step. Dr. Harsini came in and went over the x rays and pictures.. That was torture, you see every little blemish on the big screen. We discussed my illness and what I wanted or expected out of treatment. I felt that he was engaged in the conversation and truly heard me. He gave me his thoughts and educated me about the different options and what he believed would be the best decision for me. There was no sales pitch to try to influence any decision on my part. He gave my options strongly encouraging what he felt was the best decision for me. Leaving it all up to me and I can let him know what I decide. Upon checking out at the front desk to schedule follow up, I spoke with yet another highly educated person who gave me options and provided information to help me make best decisions. If you want a dental provider that cares and no pressure office visits this may be the one for you.
Catherine Coleman
Catherine Coleman
16:15 12 Aug 20
I go to Jose. He has taken very good care of my teeth. My deep cleaning wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be thanks to him! AMAZING staff!
Mary Lucio
Mary Lucio
18:55 06 Aug 20
Buen servicio y muy amables.
Charles Xavier
Charles Xavier
00:03 25 Jul 20
I love Smile Dental Clinics, the staff is amazing very patience, helpful and friendly. The level of customer service is top notched from the beginning to the end. I received an upper denture and Dr. Harsani and entire staff Yessisa, Dalani and Sergio did an amazing job. My denture looks so natural! Thanks again Smile Dental for helping God smile on me! Susan Price.
Susan Gray
Susan Gray
21:48 23 Jul 20
Jose and Luis have been my hygienists and they are so friendly; my times getting my cleanings go by so quickly and effortlessly! David and Jason (my orthodontists) are awesome and always answer any questions I have about my braces! I absolutely love this office and if I can sum this place up it’d be: friendly, professional, and excellent costumer service! Thank you Smile Dental!
Jackie Pantoja
Jackie Pantoja
20:07 20 Jul 20
Love this place everybody is very nice 👍
Maribel Hernandez
Maribel Hernandez
19:29 15 Jul 20