200 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately there are times when extraction of a tooth is needed due to it having a large cavity. Our dental professionals will ensure that you’re taken care of every step of the way.

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A tooth extraction is a dental procedure which involves completely removing a severely damaged tooth.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be necessary to remove permanent teeth that have been extensively damaged due to a misfortune such as injury or decay, and are causing problems within the mouth.

Damage from Sports

Often, a tooth needs to be removed after it has become damaged as the result of an injury or an accident. For example, patients who neglect to wear their mouth guard while playing sports may need to have teeth extracted after sustaining an injury while playing.

In other cases, the tooth may need to be extracted because it has become too damaged because of neglect or decay. In some instances, these issues may be resolved by installing crowns or veneers, but if the damage to the tooth is too extensive then your dentist in Greenville, SC will recommend extracting the tooth.

‘Crowded Mouth’ Problems

In some cases, a dentist will pull teeth to prepare a patient for orthodontic procedures, such as installing braces or preparing the patient to use a retainer.

Similar issues may include too many teeth present in the mouth to allow for proper orthodontic procedures to take place, or the teeth present in the mouth may be too big for the jaw, resulting in “crowding” teeth.

Solving Issues with Erupting Teeth

When a tooth pushes through the gums it is called “erupting” and in some cases the tooth (or teeth) may not be able to break through the layer of gum, becoming trapped and leading to painful swelling and inflammation.

Often, it is wisdom teeth which have trouble erupting, usually due to a crowded jaw or because they are facing the wrong way as they begin to emerge. In these circumstances, your dentist in Greenville, SC will extract the problem tooth to avoid an infection from forming inside the gums.

What Your Dentist Needs to Know Before a Tooth Extraction

Having a tooth pulled is generally a safe and simple procedure, but extracting a tooth is an invasive procedure. It is important to take every precaution necessary to avoid risking an infection from entering into the bloodstream.

With this in mind, it is essential that you inform your dental clinic in Greenville, SC about your complete medical history and any medications and/or supplements you may be taking.

Some other issues that your dentist needs to know about are:

  • If you have a congenital heart defect
  • If your immune system has been impaired or compromised
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have a history of bacterial endocarditis
  • If you have any artificial joints, such as a hip replacement
  • If you have a replacement heart valve


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“After moving around the country the last few years I am embarrassed to admit making time for dentist appointments was not a high priority. I went in for a check up and cleaning today and they made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My cleaning was more than a bit over due and I was expecting
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If you think you might be in need of a tooth extraction, please do not hesitate to call Carolina Oaks Dental Care at 864-235-3949 today. You can trust our gentle and highly trained team of oral health experts to handle your tooth extraction quickly and professionally.

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The Carolina Oaks Greenville location
is just across from the University Center
at McAlister Square near the
Laurens Road overpass

200 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone : (864) 235-3949
Email : greenville@nullcarolina-oaks.com

Business Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Carolina Oaks Dental Care