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Do dental extractions hurt?

When patients come to us for dental extractions in Parker, they’re often worried about whether the procedure will hurt and how much discomfort they will experience. In reality, however, most damaged teeth that need removal are far more painful than their extraction would ever be! 

At Front Range Smiles, we specialize in gentle and pain-free tooth extractions. No matter which type of tooth extraction you’re receiving—simple or surgical—you will always receive an anesthetic to numb the area completely.

Simple Extractions 

For simple dental extractions, we use an injection of a local anesthetic to numb your mouth but keep you awake, as there is no need to be “put under” anesthesia for these types of procedures. This is the same type of anesthesia you experience when you have a cavity filled. 

Surgical Extractions

For surgical extractions, we will administer anesthesia via an IV so that you will be “asleep” throughout the entire procedure. Because surgical extractions take longer and are more involved than their simple counterparts, we make sure you are “put under” anesthesia for your comfort. 

Sedation Dentistry in Parker

Although your tooth extraction should not hurt and will be a fairly straightforward process, we understand if you’re feeling increased dental anxiety about the idea of having a tooth removed. 

For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry in the form of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation to help keep you calm and relaxed during your visit. Sedation dentistry can provide an extra layer of comfort and help you feel less nervous about your tooth extraction. 

Managing Pain After Treatment

While we work hard to eliminate your pain during your dental extraction, you can expect a mild to moderate amount of soreness and swelling for the days following your procedure. This pain is completely normal and is a sign of your body healing, and you can manage your discomfort using over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen.

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