HIGHLAND DENTAL – DR. GARRISON & DR. KEMPEMA
Fort Atkinson, WI
Need a tooth removed? Dr. Brenda Garrison and Dr. Al Kempema specialize in safe and effective tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removals so you can live a pain-free life.
Wisdom Teeth and Extractions
Normally appearing in the late teenage years or early twenties, your third molars or “wisdom teeth” are commonly removed due to several issues that may arise including crowding, being impacted, and gum tissue-related problems. Dr. Garrison removes wisdom teeth in-office so there’s no need to visit an oral surgeon.
Tooth extraction is the removal of the tooth from its socket in the bone. There are several reasons Dr. Garrison or Dr. Kempema may recommend you extract a tooth. The most common is that a tooth is broken or damaged by decay but can’t be fixed with only a filling or a crown. Other reasons could include a patient having extra teeth that block others from coming in, a patient having baby teeth that don’t fall out in time for permanent teeth to take their place, or where space is needed for braces, and more.
Do I Need An Extraction?
If you have one of the following symptoms, our team may recommend you remove one or more teeth.
- Loose baby teeth
- Crowded smile or poorly positioned wisdom teeth
- To remove a broken tooth or a tooth with significant tooth decay or damage
- To reduce risks of infection or protect a compromised immune system
FORT ATKINSON, WI – TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
At Highland Dental, your health and comfort are our top priority. After carefully reviewing your current dental health and medical history to determine that tooth extraction is right for you, Dr. Garrison begins the treatment by applying a local anesthetic. Depending on your anxiety, additional measures or medications may make you feel more at ease prior to the extraction.
Using simple at-home tips and instructions from Dr. Garrison, patients can heal quickly and comfortably after tooth extraction. Patients are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity or smoking and shouldn’t spit forcefully or drink with a straw for at least 24hrs. To promote gentle healing, it is recommended to slowly introduce soft foods and gently rinse with warm salt water after meals and before bed. If any swelling is present, patients can apply an icepack to the outside of the cheek and use multiple pillows to keep their heads propped up while they sleep. If you have any questions about tooth extraction before or after treatment, Dr. Garrison and her team welcome your questions and are eager to support you along the way.