Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions in Lake St. Louis, MO

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Our top priority here at New Creation Dental Care is providing our patients with the healthiest smiles possibles. We try our best to save your natural teeth by helping you maintain them. But certain circumstances require us to extract natural teeth and replace them with natural-looking restorations if necessary.

For example:

  • Removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth
  • Trauma to the mouth
  • When you need dental implants

If your teeth are severely decayed or damaged and we’re unable to save them, the best option is to extract them. We’ll numb the area before removing the teeth to make sure the procedure is completely painless.

Gaps caused by missing teeth can be dangerous for your dental health, however, so we may suggest replacing the teeth with dental implants. These are strong, natural-looking replacements that function like natural teeth so no one will know the difference.

Tooth Extractions


Sometimes accidents occur that cause your adult teeth to become loose or damaged. If this happens, contact Dr. Boscia at (636)-625-1225 to learn about your options.

If your tooth falls out, try placing it back into the socket immediately to keep it moist. If you can’t, place it in a glass of milk to keep it alive.


Another reason you may need to visit our office is to have your wisdom teeth extracted. This third set of molars often grows in crooked, causing pain and may result in your teeth shifting. Wisdom teeth can be removed before or after they’ve grown in, so contact Dr. Boscia to have him examine yours.

Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extraction FAQs

  • How long does a tooth extraction take?

    The entire process usually takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on how many teeth you’re having extracted.

  • What do I do after a tooth extraction?

    After tooth extraction, it’s essential to rest, eat soft foods, and avoid smoking or using a straw.

  • How long after tooth extraction can I eat?

    You can eat soft foods after the gauze has been removed from the extraction site.

  • How long after tooth extraction can I smoke?

    It’s recommended that you wait at least 48 hours before smoking.

  • How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

    The entire healing process takes about 7-10 days

  • What do I do if the site of my extraction is infected?

    If you experience pain in your extraction site, contact us immediately so we can clean it out and provide you with antibiotics.

  • Is a tooth extraction painful?

    Dr. Boscia will numb the area around your tooth being extracted to ensure the procedure is painless. For some extractions such as wisdom teeth removal, he may provide you with sedation.

  • Should I feel pain in the days after my tooth extraction?

    It’s normal to experience pain for the first few days after your tooth is extracted, and Dr. Boscia recommends taking pain medications as necessary.

  • Can a tooth extraction cause other teeth to hurt?

    Since your gums will be sensitive after your tooth extraction, the area around these teeth may become sore as well. Ice your mouth if this occurs to ensure the inflammation doesn’t spread.

  • Schedule Your Tooth Extraction Consultation Today

    If your teeth are decayed, damaged, or causing you pain, don’t hesitate to contact us at (636) 625-1225. Dr. Boscia will evaluate your teeth and determine if any need to be extracted.

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