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Tooth Extraction
Cincinnati, OH

Woman holding cheek due to toothache at Ruther Family Dentistry in Cincinnati, OHExtractions are an undesired, but sometimes necessary, procedure to keep patients with a healthy and functioning oral environment. At Ruther Family Dentistry, we strive to make the process quick, stress-free, and predictable. Dr. Ruther has an extensive oral surgery background and is able to provide oral surgery and restorative work from one office, with sedation options available.

Dr. Ruther thoroughly debrides all extraction sockets, to remove all previously infected tissue, PDL ligament of the tooth, and irrigates with ozone to further remove harmful bacteria.

Ruther Family Dentistry is equipped with a 3D scanner and offers all forms of tooth replacement, from implants, to bridges, to partial dentures. Each situation calls for a customized treatment plan with all options discussed.

Why You Need a Tooth Extraction

There are many reasons you may require a tooth extraction.

Crowded Teeth

Oftentimes dentists extract teeth to make room for corrective surgery. It might not be practical to ensure the alignment of your teeth with corrective surgery if your teeth are too big for your jawbone structure. Similarly, your orthodontist may suggest extracting a tooth if it fails to break through the gums due to insufficient space inside the mouth for it.


The pulp, which is the inner section of the tooth containing blood vessels and nerves, can become infected if dental decay or other damage reaches the pulp. Root canal therapy could usually fix this; however, if the infection has spread, extraction is sometimes necessary.

A Possibility of Infection

For individuals with compromised immune systems due to factors such as organ transplant or chemotherapy, tooth extraction may be required even if there is the tiniest possibility of an infection.

Periodontitis Disease

It could be imperative to remove a tooth if the loosening of the tooth is caused by periodontal disease, which is an infection of the bones and tissues that support and surround the teeth.

Advantages of Tooth Extraction

Damaged or decayed teeth don’t just ruin your smile. They can cause many other problems, like causing harmful bacteria to penetrate the teeth and the gums and affect the entire jawbone structure leading to a possible facial collapse. For these reasons and more, tooth extraction can be beneficial and, most importantly, essential.

Complications and Risks of a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction involves a minor chance of complications, much like any surgical surgery.
These may consist of:
•  Postoperative infection
•  A dry socket
•  Nerve damage
•  Sinus in the maxilla perforated
•  Delayed recovery

Tooth Extraction After Care

You can go home right away after an extraction. The recovery can take over two days in general.

Your dentist will give you a few guidelines to follow after an extraction, including:
•  As soon as the treatment is over, apply an ice pack to the afflicted area to reduce swelling. Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time.
•  Administer painkillers as directed.
•  Bite down tightly gently on the gauze your dentist inserted to stop the bleeding and promote the formation of a clot in the tooth socket.
•  For 24 hours following the extraction, refrain from vigorously spitting or rinsing to prevent disturbing the clot that develops in the hole.
•  Avoid smoking, which might impede recovery.
•  The day after the extraction, eat soft meals like soups, pudding, yogurt, or oatmeal.

At Ruther Family Dentistry, Dr. Ruther will guide you thoroughly regarding a tooth extraction procedure and provide the best possible care.
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