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  • Tooth Extractions

    36You and Dr. Virtuoso or Dr. Mersha may decide that a tooth extraction is the most effective way to save your smile. Your tooth may need extraction due to decay, periodontal disease, or physical trauma. An overcrowded or crooked smile could also be a cause for tooth removal.

    Our conservative dentists will discuss all of your options with you and do their best to help you avoid extraction wherever possible. However, extraction and replacement can be a great choice in many situations. When a tooth is severely infected, a tooth extraction may be the best way to preserve the health and appearance of the rest of your smile.

    What to Expect from a Tooth Extraction

    What should you expect from a tooth extraction at Discovery Dental? When you come in for your procedure, you can expect a positive environment and gentle care. The tooth extraction process includes just three steps:

    Your dentist will numb the tooth and the area around it with a local anesthetic. You may feel some pressure during your tooth removal, but you should not feel any pain.

    Your dental professional will wiggle the tooth to widen the socket to promote a comfortable removal. If the socket cannot be properly expanded, the tooth will be separated into small sections.

    The tooth will be carefully removed, and then your procedure will be complete!

    Care after Tooth Removal

    26After your tooth removal, you should bite down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes to ensure that a blood clot forms. For the next 72 hours, do not:

    • Rinse or mouthwash vigorously
    • Suck on straws
    • Smoke
    • Drink alcohol
    • Brush teeth at the extraction site
    • Participate in strenuous exercise
    • Eat hard or tough foods

    The goal is to stop the bleeding and swelling as quickly as possible. If you feel any discomfort, take prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers. Place an ice pack on the area near the extraction to reduce swelling.

    Within a few days, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities without any pain. Feel free to call us at anytime during your healing process with questions or concerns. As soon as your extraction is complete, or even before the procedure, we will discuss your tooth replacement options.

    Once the affected tooth is removed, you will have a safer and healthier smile! Call us at Discovery Dental today to find out which treatment will be most beneficial for you.

    J Chang

    Me and my family have been patients of Dr. Mersha for over 10 years. He is a caring and kind dentist.

    I have received 2 crowns from him and countless cleanings. His work is fantastic. I am impressed with the quality of work.

    His staff is always nice. I have always had a wonderful experience going to his office. I highly recommend!

    J Chang

    2016-10-17T20:40:55+00:00

    J Chang

    Me and my family have been patients of Dr. Mersha for over 10 years. He is a caring and kind dentist. I have received 2 crowns from him and countless cleanings. His work is fantastic. I am impressed with the quality of work. His staff is always nice. I have always had a wonderful experience going to his office. I highly recommend!

    Anon

    I visited this office towards the beginning of winter 08. The staff was nice enough and the office was clean and professional. My dental hygienist was polite as we discussed where I worked, how long he’d been in the practice etc. Upon meeting the dentist I was very impressed with how nice and how confident he was in his knowledge for being so young.

    Anon.

    2016-10-17T20:42:23+00:00

    Anon.

    I visited this office towards the beginning of winter 08. The staff was nice enough and the office was clean and professional. My dental hygienist was polite as we discussed where I worked, how long he’d been in the practice etc. Upon meeting the dentist I was very impressed with how nice and how confident he was in his knowledge for being so young.

    Anon

    I was in a lot pain for days and didn’t want to go to a dentist. My mom had been this place she recommended that I make an appointment. The doctor said I needed to have a root canal. I was scared at first but decided to get it done. I was really impressed with the doc and the staff. They made me feel very comfortable and had no pain afterwards. Very pleased!!!!

    Anon.

    2016-10-17T20:42:42+00:00

    Anon.

    I was in a lot pain for days and didn’t want to go to a dentist. My mom had been this place she recommended that I make an appointment. The doctor said I needed to have a root canal. I was scared at first but decided to get it done. I was really impressed with the doc and the staff. They made me feel very comfortable and had no pain afterwards. Very pleased!!!!

    Sam Israeli

    I had a partial denture done and in less than a year and it broke twice. The second time they wanted to charge me $200 but I told them that I will not pay for such sub-standard work. They fix the pin but the denture now is loose and uncomfortable. I am debating whether I should go back there so they can attempt to fix it again or find me a decent dentist to replace this substandard work.

    Sam Israeli

    2016-10-17T20:41:22+00:00

    Sam Israeli

    I had a partial denture done and in less than a year and it broke twice. The second time they wanted to charge me $200 but I told them that I will not pay for such sub-standard work. They fix the pin but the denture now is loose and uncomfortable. I am debating whether I should go back there so they can attempt to fix it again or find me a decent dentist to replace this substandard work.

    Mesfin Assefa

    I had 3 implants done by Dr Mersha and couldn’t be happier. I first found him after an internet search for providers while visiting Vegas. I chose Dr Mersha because I found him to be the most credible and believable. I wasn’t wrong in my initial evaluation. I had extractions, bone grafts and implants performed (teeth #4 and #5,#6)and couldn’t be happier. I agree with all the other 5 star raters and am amazed that everyone had the same “Painless” experience that I had.

    Mesfin Assefa

    2016-10-17T20:40:36+00:00

    Mesfin Assefa

    I had 3 implants done by Dr Mersha and couldn’t be happier. I first found him after an internet search for providers while visiting Vegas. I chose Dr Mersha because I found him to be the most credible and believable. I wasn’t wrong in my initial evaluation. I had extractions, bone grafts and implants performed (teeth #4 and #5,#6)and couldn’t be happier. I agree with all the other 5 star raters and am amazed that everyone had the same “Painless” experience that I had.

    Zeray Assefa

    My experience from the first appointment to the writing of this review has been completely pain free. And let me tell you, at this point, I have had it ALL done. Cavities, two wisdom teeth removed, two root canals and two implants teeth over my lowers over the course of 9 months. How could this be you ask, well I have to give credit where credit is due. Dr. Mersha and his staff at Discovery Dental Las Vegas are the kindest most considerate, thoughtful, diligent and yes pretty people I have ever had the opportunity to meet, anywhere.

    Zeray Assefa

    2016-10-17T20:39:41+00:00

    Zeray Assefa

    My experience from the first appointment to the writing of this review has been completely pain free. And let me tell you, at this point, I have had it ALL done. Cavities, two wisdom teeth removed, two root canals and two implants teeth over my lowers over the course of 9 months. How could this be you ask, well I have to give credit where credit is due. Dr. Mersha and his staff at Discovery Dental Las Vegas are the kindest most considerate, thoughtful, diligent and yes pretty people I have ever had the opportunity to meet, anywhere.

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    Discovery Dental

    7581 W. Lake Mead Blvd. #160
    Las Vegas, NV 89128

    702-889-5000

     2900 E. Desert Inn Rd. Ste. 109
    Las Vegas, NV 89121

    702-750-0933