Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

Removing the Problem – Uncomplicated Tooth Extractions


If your tooth is too badly damaged to benefit from a restorative treatment like a root canal, your dentist may decide to remove it. Common problems that lead to a dental extraction include tooth decay, advanced gum disease, and trauma. An extraction can also resolve problems with tooth crowding, and it may be part of an orthodontic treatment plan. Before removing a tooth, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area, so you won’t feel any pain. After the tooth is removed, you may experience some minor bleeding. Your body will fill in the vacant area where the tooth was with a blood clot.

Dental Extraction Recovery Tips

Most people recover from tooth extractions quickly and without complications. Here are a few useful tips to help make the recovery process easier.

  • Avoid doing anything that could inhibit normal healing.
  • Rest as much as possible, and avoid heavy exercise to reduce bleeding.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco.
  • Be very gentle when brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth.
  • Avoid the extraction site when cleaning your teeth.
  • Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours after your extraction.
  • Follow a soft diet as recommended by your dentist.
  • Apply ice or a cold pack to reduce swelling.
  • Inform your dentist if you experience excessive pain, bleeding or swelling.

Finding an Affordable Dentist in Springfield

If you need to have a tooth removed, don’t procrastinate. Waiting too long will cause more pain, and increase your risk of serious infection. If you can’t afford to see a dentist, consider contacting a third-party finance company, or seek help from your local dental schools.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Springfield. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Springfield, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Springfield.

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My experience with your practice is always a pleasure. Everyone is friendly and professional.
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My experience at this office has always been very good
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Staff was efficient. Dr. Fee explained everything well, and was very professional.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
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