Tooth Extractions Specialist

Tooth extractions can be scary. But at Dental Impressions in the Gage Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Shafeeq Bader and his compassionate team of dental professionals can ease your fears: They offer affordable tooth extractions in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Dr. Bader also provides restorative dental services to replace teeth lost to extraction. To learn more about dental extraction procedures, contact the office by phone or book an appointment online.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

Why do I need a tooth extraction?

Dr. Bader performs tooth extractions on impacted teeth, such as your wisdom teeth, or teeth that have irreparable damage due to:

  • Injury
  • Abscess
  • Crowding
  • Disease

If possible, however, he prefers to save your teeth. As such, he performs a thorough oral evaluation to determine if a tooth extraction is truly necessary or if he can repair it using other methods, such as with root canals or crowns.

What can I expect during a tooth extraction?

Dr. Bader performs tooth extractions in a comfortable office setting, and he numbs the area to prevent discomfort and pain. Once your mouth is numb, he removes the affected tooth and roots, then sutures the extraction site closed.

Dr. Bader provides you with after-care information to ensure your mouth heals properly. For example, your mouth may be swollen and tender for the first few days after the extraction. So, to alleviate your discomfort and prevent infections, Dr. Bader might prescribe medications.

You should also avoid smoking and other activities that could interfere with healing. Dr. Bader also recommends not using a straw for at least 24 hours following your extraction. You can gently brush your teeth following an extraction, but you should avoid the extraction site until your gum heals and fills in the extraction area.

Can I get my missing tooth replaced?

Getting a replacement is highly advisable, so Dr. Bader’s customized care plans also include tooth replacement. At Dental Impressions, several dental services are available to replace a lost tooth, including bridges and dental implants.

Sometimes, though, Dr. Bader has to do more than replace your extracted tooth. For example, he might have to perform an extraction preservation procedure. This procedure prevents the jaw bone from shrinking after a tooth extraction. By preserving the area, Dr. Bader can ensure that you’re ready for future dental implants.

Schedule an appointment online or by calling Dental Impressions directly.

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Dental Impressions
5430 South Kedzie Avenue
Gage Park

Chicago, IL 60632
Phone: 773-432-8108
Fax: 773-925-0670
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