Tooth Extractions
in Bentonville, AR

Dental extractions are treatments that patients rarely look forward to. Fortunately, our team is here to make the entire process as easy and comfortable as it can be. We want you to feel well informed throughout the entire process, so if you have any questions or concerns for our team, all you have to do is get in touch, and we will be happy to assist.

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Why do teeth need to be extracted?

We always want our patients to keep their natural teeth whenever possible, but there are situations in which a gentle dental extraction is among the best choices for the patient’s smile. Common reasons for dental extractions include:

  • Excessive Tooth Decay or Dental Trauma
  • Damage Caused by Periodontal Disease
  • Tooth/Teeth are Crowding and Damaging Other Teeth
  • Tooth Has Not Erupted from the Gums (Impaction)
  • Required for Orthodontic Treatment
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How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

Your recovery process will largely depend on your treatment plan and your unique healing process. While many patients can return to their daily routines within a few days, it may take a week or two for you to be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods again and for things to feel completely back to normal. We will let you know before your procedure how much recovery time you will likely need so that you can plan ahead. The best thing you can do to help keep things on track is to rest as much as possible and follow all of the instructions that we will provide.

What can I eat after a dental extraction?

Stocking up on an assortment of post-oral surgery foods before your treatment is always a great idea. Foods like mashed potatoes, blended soups, yogurt, avocados, cream of wheat, and scrambled eggs are great to have on hand if you are getting one or more teeth extracted. If you are planning on enjoying some smoothies or milkshakes post-treatment, just remember to not drink them through a straw, as the suction created in the mouth can cause a painful dry socket. Anything that is very chewy or crunchy should be saved until after the extraction site has fully healed.

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