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  • Love and compassion is what I can best describe the Pallotto Dental Care team. The doctors are outstanding relieving sufferings, kindness, and very dedicated to their patients. The hygienist and dental assistants are good Christian people and I am grateful for their expertise in keeping my gums and teeth healthy.
    - Rita O.
  • I am extremely pleased with the dental care at this office. I've recommended several friends and family members and they too have been very satisfied. I will continue to receive my dental care with them as long as I am able to do so.
    - Janie H.
  • I've always felt at ease, no matter who I see. I am recognized from the reception desk to the dental technician, to all the dentists, and finally, to the billing services support person. Everyone has my satisfaction and comfort as a priority. It has been a pleasure to have my teeth tended so tenderly!
    - Joan S.

Extractions in Lansing, IL

dental extractions lansing ilAt Pallotto Dental Care, we strive to save every tooth, whenever possible, because it is often the most cost-effective and best way to protect our patients’ smiles.

Sometimes, however, deep decay, damage, or an infection requires that we remove a problem tooth before it causes more oral health conditions. We recommend this as a last resort but also want to make sure that our patients can enjoy the best dental health.

If we do recommend an extraction, we will provide tooth replacement options to increase patient confidence in their smiles and to make eating and speaking easier.

Your Extraction Appointment

As with all procedures, our dentists make sure that our patients are comfortable for their treatment. We often perform dental extractions here in our Lansing, IL dental office without the need for a referral to another practice.

Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, and Dr. Anthony Pallotto all have experience with all types of dental extractions. For more complex surgeries, we have an oral surgeon in our office on a regular basis to ensure the best results.

Post-Extraction Care Instructions

It is normal to experience mild discomfort as your mouth heals. Taking care of your surgical site will help it heal more quickly and comfortably.

Avoid smoking, drinking out of a straw, and chewing on the affected site. Dislodging the healing tissue may result in a complication called dry socket, which can feel painful and cause healing to take longer.

Keep the area clean, but do not use a WaterPik or other harsh irrigation technique. Rinsing with lukewarm water and any recommended antibiotic rinse that our dentists recommend will speed the process along.

We will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure healing is on track and to discuss tooth-replacement options, if necessary.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth sometimes become symptomatic and create problems for our patients due to the limited amount of space at the back of the mouth. Sometimes they erupt (come through the gums) and then recede or do not have enough room to erupt at all. This is known as impaction and can cause jaw, facial, or dental pain.

In other cases, wisdom teeth may push against second molars and create overcrowding. A visit to our office will help our dentists determine the necessity of a dental extraction.

Tooth-Replacement Options

top dentist lansing ilIf we do perform an extraction, with the exception of a wisdom tooth, we will likely recommend tooth replacement to fill the gap between teeth.

We offer:

  • Fixed dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures

Our dentists will discuss the treatment that will work best on an individual basis.

Experiencing a Toothache?

Contact us right away! Our gentle dentists will make sure that you receive the best care from start to finish.