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More About Tooth Extractions
When a tooth is beyond natural repair because of decay, trauma or tooth crowding, an extraction may be the necessary next step to take. Oftentimes, extractions are a routine part of taking care of your dental health. Before an extraction, the following restorative options should be considered:
Root Canal Therapy
Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, the tooth extraction process is considerably less invasive and painful than in the past. It is normal to feel anxious when going into an extraction procedure! Always remember that our team of skilled professionals are here to help ease stress and provide comfort.
Tips for before your procedure:
- Ask questions – being “in the know” helps patients feel more in control.
- Seek insight from your healthcare professional.
- Be aware of the recommendations for aftercare.
Tips for a smooth extraction recovery:
- Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
- Avoid smoking for the recommended amount of time following your extraction.
- Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.
The most common reasons for tooth extractions are overcrowding (often with wisdom teeth), trauma, and disease.
At a minimum, all patients will have numbing agents administered before a tooth extraction. General anesthesia is used in some cases at the discretion of the dentist and the patient.
We strive to...
Provide you with comprehensive care throughout your experience with us
Maintain an excellence and passion in dentistry through courses and seminars
Provide you with a one stop shop for all of your dental needs
Work with you to create a long term plan for your oral health
Insurance & Billing
Our office accepts all PPO insurances and other private dental insurances. If you are without dental insurance coverage, we will do our best to work with you to afford treatment. For financing, we provide access to CareCredit at our office and our trained staff can help explain to you its benefits.
Why Choose Our Practice
35+ Years Experience
Dr. Patel has been passionate about taking care of his community for over 35 years now. This experience allows Dr. Patel to take a holistic approach to your oral health.
Care Under One Roof
At our office, Dr. Patel focuses on being a one-stop office, by specializing in numerous dental procedures including dental implants, periodontal therapy, and more.
We regularly attend continuing education courses to improve the dental services our office offers. This allows us to provide some of the highest quality dental care in the Joliet, Illinois area.
Our Satisfied Patients
We are so thankful to all of our amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, RateMDs, and other online sources.
Dr Patel is very friendly, experienced and caring. We have been visiting them past 10 years, including our both kid’s braces. Office staff is customer friendly.
now Dr Patel knows and care about a patient teeth better than most dentist ,and staff is courteous and nice about her job. E Carter Thank you for my smile
I have been coming here for years and I would recommend both the dentists very highly... Both are very professional and know what they are doing...
Contact us and let us help you achieve your smile goals today.
1507 W Jefferson St #1/2
Joliet, IL 60435
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Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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