Aaron M. Schertzer DDS PC

5445 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63129
(314) 892 -2120



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By Advanced Dental Arts
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

When dental restoration procedures such as crowns, fillings or root canals aren’t enough to save a tooth, a tooth may need to be tooth extractionsextracted. Thankfully with the help of your family dentist in Oakville, Missouri from Dr. Aaron Schertzer, tooth extractions are less painful than ever before. Powerful sedatives and anesthesia make this procedure easier for patients of all ages.

About Tooth Extractions

Before a tooth is extracted, the area around it is numbed. Most patients experience little to no discomfort and minor bleeding following the extraction procedure. Antibiotics are often prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. Vigorous brushing or rinsing, drinking through a straw or smoking all can stall the healing process and cause the wound to open or to remain open.

Wisdom teeth are one of the most common types of tooth extractions performed by your family dentist in Oakville, Missouri. Pain is often felt from these teeth because they sometimes erupt too close to existing teeth leading to improper bites. If wisdom teeth are causing an issue, this could mean they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful due to the inflammation and possible infection associated with them. To avoid future serious problems, wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Without these wisdom teeth, one can still bite, speak or eat with ease.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may need to have tooth extractions for your wisdom teeth:

  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Swollen gums
  • Face swelling

Family dentistry in Oakville, Missouri from Dr. Schertzer is professional and dedicated to keeping patients as comfortable as possible during dental procedures. Tooth extractions are performed with ease with little to minimal pain felt by patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment in order to learn more about tooth extractions today, call our Missouri dental office at 314-892-2120.