Tooth Extractions

Our top priority is to preserve and maintain the health of your natural teeth. However, in certain situations, it may be necessary to remove a tooth for the sake of your overall oral health. Rest assured that we strive to make the process of tooth extraction as comfortable and stress-free as possible, allowing you to focus on a speedy and smooth recovery.

Tooth Extraction Services in Rapid City, SD

At Black Hills Dentures Implants and Urgent Care in Rapid City, SD, we provide professional tooth extraction services designed to address severe tooth damage, decay, or overcrowding. Our experienced dental team ensures that your extraction is as painless and stress-free as possible, using the latest techniques and equipment to promote a swift recovery.

Mockup of a tooth being extracted
  • Is a tooth extraction an emergency?

    A tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth has been severely damaged or eroded by decay. Fillings or a dental crown can usually repair less extensive damage. Other reasons include wisdom teeth complications or baby teeth that haven’t fallen out.

    Conditions that require extraction can be painful. However, teeth extractions are not generally emergencies. While it might be difficult to get an appointment with your regular dentist on short notice, there should be no problem waiting a few days. Over-the-counter medications can help to manage pain before your appointment.

  • How do I prevent dry socket after tooth extraction?

    Dry socket is a painful condition if the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged. To prevent this, avoid sucking actions, such as using a straw or smoking, for at least 48 hours after the extraction. Also, avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting to ensure the clot remains undisturbed. Maintain gentle oral hygiene by carefully brushing your teeth, avoiding the extraction site, and following any additional care instructions provided by your dentist.

  • What can I eat after tooth extraction?

    Sticking to soft, easy-to-chew foods after a tooth extraction is essential to avoid disturbing the extraction site. In the first 24 hours, opt for liquids and soft foods such as yogurt, pudding, soup, and applesauce. Gradually introduce semi-soft foods like scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes as your comfort allows over the next few days. Avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, or hard foods that might irritate the wound.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about tooth extractions, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also call our office to schedule an appointment or see the other services we provide using the links below.

Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care – Rapid City

719 Omaha St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone

605-593-0999

Fax

605-593-0710

Email Address

[email protected]