Tooth Extractions

We are dedicated to providing expert tooth extraction services in a compassionate, safe, and professional environment. We offer a range of services from simple extractions to more complex surgical removals, all with state-of-the-art care. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal dental health with comfort and ease.

Tooth Extractions in Wichita, KS

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. It is usually performed when a tooth is beyond repair due to decay, disease, or trauma. Extractions may also be necessary when a tooth is causing overcrowding or to prevent complications, such as when wisdom teeth have no room to grow properly. The process can range from a simple extraction, where the tooth is visible and easily accessible, to a more complex surgical extraction, which involves removing teeth that are not easily accessible or that are broken below the gum line. Tooth extraction is usually done under local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort, with the goal of alleviating symptoms and preventing further dental issues.

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  • How do you avoid dry socket after a tooth extraction?

    After a tooth extraction, a blood clot will form to begin the healing process in your mouth. If this blood clot becomes dislodged before your mouth has fully healed, it can cause pain, which is known as dry socket. To avoid dry socket, here are six helpful tips:

    1. Refrain from using straws or anything that creates a suction movement of air and cheek muscles.

    2. Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco, as fast inhalation can dislodge the blood clot and the chemicals may prevent healing or cause an infection.

    3. Eat only soft foods such as applesauce, yogurt, and mashed potatoes for the first one or two days.

    4. Before taking any medicines, ask your doctor to ensure they won’t interfere with the healing process.

    5. Use proper oral hygiene practices to keep your mouth clean, and consider using an antibacterial mouthwash.

    6. Follow your doctor’s instructions on proper oral care to improve recovery time.

  • When and why are wisdom teeth removed?

    Wisdom teeth are the very last teeth to develop, and they grow in the very back of the mouth. Typically, the emergence of wisdom teeth starts to become noticeable during a person’s late teens or early twenties. However, most people end up having them removed due to their tendency to grow at a severely slanted angle. This can result in them bumping into other teeth and causing crowding. Additionally, there is usually very little space available for these teeth. As a result, about 85% of adults eventually have to have their wisdom teeth removed.

  • What causes the need for tooth extraction?

    Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. This procedure is commonly necessary when a tooth has been damaged by decay or broken. If the damage is severe, a filling or crown may not be sufficient for repair. Tooth extraction can also be required for other reasons, such as the presence of extra teeth blocking others, baby teeth that haven’t fallen out in time for the permanent teeth to come in, braces, or wisdom teeth that need to be removed for medical reasons.

Questions About Tooth Extractions?

If you have more questions about tooth extractions, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Humlicek Dental

231 N West St.
Wichita, Kansas 67203
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