Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. These teeth are also the most likely to require extraction, due to any of several complications. However, other teeth may also require extraction if they cannot be saved by root canal therapy or other treatment. Some of the most common reasons to have teeth extracted include:

  • Impacted tooth – tooth is trapped beneath bone or gums and not emerging properly
  • Crowding or small mouth – emerging teeth may cause other teeth to shift or crack due to lack of space
  • Decay or infection – when a tooth is affected by extreme decay or infection that cannot be corrected with filling or root canal treatment, it may require extraction

Dr. David Sanders and Dr. Leslie Sanders may recommend extraction of one or more of your teeth if any of these issues apply to you. During your consultation, we may also recommend sedation dentistry to make your experience more comfortable.

Post-Extraction Care

After your extraction, you will need to be driven home by a friend or family member. You will require rest, but lie with your head propped on a pillow to prevent prolonged bleeding.

We will apply gauze when your extraction is complete. When it becomes soaked, change it for a fresh piece. Use pain medication and ice pack as directed for pain and swelling. If bleeding continues beyond 24 hours, contact our office immediately.

For the first few days following extraction, limit your diet to soft foods. Avoid smoking or using a straw, as the pressures created by these actions can slow clotting and loosen sutures.

For more information or an extraction consultation, contact our office.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Rick Zawodniak

a week ago

Sanders Family Dental was listed as open during the state shutdown. Absolutely a great experience, they were quick to return a weekend call, everyone was so friendly there. I did a zoom meeting with Dr David, he was informative, honest, pros and cons of having a root canal. When I got in, they went over everything again, all said and done, we decided an extraction was the best choice. I actually felt at ease going in for work, mainly because of the knowledge, personality, and thoroughness was shown before, during, and after with the follow up call to check on me the next day. Thanks again!

Jennifer Martin

2 weeks ago

I had an emergency with my tooth and needed an extraction done. Dr. Sanders did a excellent job listening to my concerns and walking me through the procedure. I would highly recommend this place!

The Lastinline

2 reviews

My wife was in pain due to two teeth and even with the Covid19 going on this office was still able to accommodate a fast and timely day to come in to fix the problems. Dr. David and his staff are exceptional and I highly recommend there services to all. Thank you to everyone at Sanders Dental. Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Robert R Alexander

Heidi Nieman

3 months ago

Wonderful practice. They are very friendly and attentive. They do a great job of explaining the procedure. Take very good care of their patients needs.

Lisa Jimenez

a week ago

Lovely office and everyone is really nice especially Chris

Yvette R

11 months ago

Dr. Leslie is amazing! She worked on my 5 yr old son’s teeth, which could be a hard task without any problems. She is definitely kid friendly and her work is outstanding. My son now has a new beautiful smile thanks to her, thank you so much Dr. Leslie.

Denise Rahn

11 months ago

On time, appointment reminders, friendly staff and doctor. Understands people anxiety and puts them at ease. Morten and beautiful facility. Staff and doctor take there time to make sure you understand what is going on and give helpful ideas on how to keep your mouth healthy.

Alicia Wring

8 months ago

Great experience they got me inn right away very clean environment and staff made me feel comfortable and get me feeling much better after having a infected wisdom out

John Pikolcz

8 months ago

Friendly staff and painless treatment. I’ve been going there for many years. They’ve always taken good care of me.

Felix Covey

a year ago

Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Sanders is a perfectionist so you know that whatever you are getting done the results will be great. Would recommend.

Welcome To Our Dental Family

Sanders Family Dental is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. Dr. David Sanders and his team offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.