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Tooth Extraction in Matteson, IL

Understanding the Benefits of Tooth Extraction for Oral Wellness

  • Relief from Pain and Infection: Tooth extraction relieves severe dental pain and eliminates infection, promoting oral wellness and preventing bacterial spread.
  • Prevention of Dental Complications: Tooth extraction prevents dental complications associated with impacted or misaligned teeth, promoting better oral health.
  • Space for Orthodontic Treatment: Tooth extraction creates space for orthodontic treatment, improving bite functionality and oral wellness.
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    You Were In An Accident

    As an emergency dentist, we understand the urgency and importance of providing immediate dental care to patients who have experienced accidents or injuries. Often, dental damage is just one aspect of their overall condition, necessitating prompt and efficient solutions. Whenever possible, we strive to restore the affected tooth using techniques such as dental bonding, dental veneers, or dental crowns, aiming to preserve the natural tooth structure and enhance its functionality. However, in situations where the urgency is paramount and immediate intervention is required to prevent further complications or alleviate severe pain, tooth extraction may become the necessary course of action.

    We prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients, ensuring that they receive the timely care they need during dental emergencies. If you find yourself in need of an emergency dentist, we encourage you to contact our office at (708) 980-0110 to schedule an appointment promptly. Our dedicated team will work diligently to address your dental emergency and provide you with the best possible care.

    The Extraction Process

    While the first question we hear is, “When is a tooth extraction necessary?”, the second is always about the process. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we understand that our patients are often intimidated by the prospect of needing to have a tooth extracted. This is a process that most people grow up fearing, in part because of popular movies and television conveying an extraction as something truly horrible. The good news is that we can complete the extraction gently, quickly, and while keeping you comfortable. When looking for a “dentist near me” to complete an extraction, be sure to visit one who offers sedation. We do and we will use it to help you relax. Before we get started, you will be sedated and you will receive medication to numb the area.

    If Your Tooth Has Grown In Straight…

    We can typically grasp the tooth, wiggle it, and gently but quickly pull it out. This process happens quickly, and afterward, we will clean the area and place gauze there to stop the bleeding.

    If Your Tooth Is Impacted…

    As a cosmetic dentist in Matteson, IL, we surgically remove impacted teeth, accessing them through the gum tissue and, if necessary, removing surrounding bone or tissue. After extraction, we clean the area, reposition the gum flap, and apply sutures if needed, followed by gauze treatment.

    An Infection Has Spread

    If you have a bad dental infection, you should visit a dental office in Matteson Illinois right way. You should be able to tell because you will experience intense discomfort that will make it difficult to bite down, chew, or even carry on with daily activities. As a family dentist, we recommend coming in at the first sign of a toothache so we can treat the infection before it reaches the point of being severe.

    However, if you have delayed and are now at the point of no return, you may need a tooth extraction just to get rid of the infection quickly. While not ideal, we can eliminate the source of the problem, prescribe you antibiotics, and then replace the tooth or teeth in the future with dental crowns and bridges or dental implants.

    The Cost To Restore The Tooth Is Too Great

    We accept most insurance plans and can also discuss various payment options with you. However, we also realize that sometimes restorative dental work can be cost prohibitive. This is not an inexpensive teeth whitening procedure. Instead, removing an infection can require a full root canal and restoration afterward. If you are in a situation where you cannot afford a root canal, you may want to consider a tooth extraction and then replace the tooth later on when you have the funds to do so. This will address the immediate problem, which is to remove the infection.

    Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

    One of the most common reasons parents ask, “When is a tooth extraction necessary?” is because their child is developing wisdom teeth. At Progressive Dental & Associates, we do not always extract wisdom teeth. If there is enough room in the mouth for this third set of molars and they are growing in straight, they may be able to remain in the mouth. However, it does not work this way for most people. In fact, it is more common for our patients to visit our dental practice complaining that their wisdom teeth hurt. This can happen when they grow in impacted. The actual growth of them can cause discomfort and push other teeth forward (inconvenient if you or your child has had braces). As they grow in impacted or sideways, space will be created for food to become trapped, and this area often becomes infected. In this way, wisdom teeth can pose a health risk. As a cosmetic dentistry office, we can remove them.

    The Recovery Process After a Tooth Extraction

    At Progressive Dental & Associates, we warn patients that they will be sore for several days and that they will experience some swelling. This is perfectly natural and can be controlled by taking ibuprofen and placing a cold compress or icepack on your face in the area where the tooth was extracted. We encourage our patients to do so for 15 minutes at a time. In preparation for your tooth extraction, you should buy plenty of JELL-O, yogurt, applesauce, and anything else you can eat without actually needing to chew. Within a couple of days, you should be able to add solids back into your diet but will need to be cautious until the area has healed completely.

    Schedule An Appointment

    If you suspect the need for a tooth extraction, we encourage you to take the proactive step of reaching out to our experienced team at Progressive Dental & Associates. As a trusted family dentist in Matteson, we are committed to providing comprehensive dental care and ensuring the oral health and well-being of our patients.

    When you call us at (708) 980-0110 to schedule an appointment, our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you in addressing any concerns or inquiries you may have regarding the extraction procedure.

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    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D. F.I.C.O.I.

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    Dr. Robert D. Durr graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Durr attends countless hours of continuing education at post-doctoral symposiums all over the country every year. Dr. Durr is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and member of DOCS. Since he began practicing dentistry, he has kept up-to-date on many of the latest products, procedures and dental technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.

    Testimonials From Our Patients

    We are thrilled to offer exceptional services that exceed expectations!
    Patty Cahue
    December 12, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr Durr at Preogressive Dental in Matteson, he and his Staff are kind and caring. Dr Durr is very gentle when caring for your teeth. He also explains what the plan of care is before he treats you and is letting you what he is doing as he goes!! His assistant is there making sure you are ok at all time.. I love the office staff!!
    Andrea Wiley
    November 28, 2023
    Dr. Durr office took care of my problem right away. They were very prompt and showed exceptional care. I appreciate all the I tentativeness on my teeth. Thank you so much ☺️
    Romaine C
    November 9, 2023
    The service was really great!! They all definitely made me feel comfortable about the procedure that I was going to be getting done. The staff was amazing! I definitely recommend them!!
    Michael Usher
    October 24, 2023
    Always great service. Every time I come best Dentist office in the city. I would tell you to come by, but I don’t want you to know about my hidden jewels Progressive Dental
    Edwina Thomas-Bull
    October 23, 2023
    I am doing this review for my husband Robert. He says that his experience was awesome! The assistants are awesome & the dentist was fantastic. He says makes him more comfortable thinking about any future visits he may have since he’s always apprehensive & nervous about dental visits. Great place he says
    Andrea Siegmeyer
    October 3, 2023
    Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Durr was kind and gentle. Did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He even asked permission to touch my teeth because I told him I was having pain. No dentist has ever done that. I am an extremely fearful patient and I felt comfortable and cared for during my visit. Thank you!
    Donna G
    September 26, 2023
    I’ve had a good experience working with the Progressive Team. The office is very clean, the staff is polite and very prompt, the longest I’ve waited was maybe 5 minutes. So you can beat that.
    September 11, 2023
    Today was my first visit to the dental office. I must say, everyone from the reception desk to the exam room were exceptionally nice and helpful. Dr. Durr was excellent and answered all of my questions.

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