Tooth Extractions – Tukwila, WA

Comfortable Removal of Damaged and Broken Teeth

  • Relieve Severe Tooth Pain and Discomfort
  • Create Space for Proper Teeth Alignment
  • Improve Oral Function and Comfort
  • Alleviate Chronic Gum Disease Symptoms
  • Prevent Further Complications
  • Tooth extractions for Tukwila, WA dental patients are sometimes necessary due to severely damaged, broken, or infected teeth. For instance, wisdom tooth removal is one of the more common extraction procedures that we offer due to the impaction or infection of these third molars. Dr. Lance Timmerman provides emergency and therapeutic extractions for patients in pain or who are having a prosthesis placed, such as a dental implant.

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    Replacing Extracted Teeth

    It’s important to have a plan to replace your tooth once it is extracted (except for wisdom teeth). Otherwise, other teeth in the mouth will drift out of place and create misalignment or abnormal bite patterns throughout your mouth.

    Some of the tooth replacement options that we offer in our Seattle dental office are:

    Why Choose South Seattle Smiles for Tooth Extractions?

    Over 20 Years of Experience and Advanced Training
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    Your comfort during any dental procedure, especially an extraction, is one of our top priorities. In addition to utilizing local anesthesia, we also offer sedation options during your treatment, such as:

    Tooth Extractions FAQs

    Get answers to your common questions about tooth extractions with our informative Tooth Extractions FAQs. Learn about the reasons for extractions, the procedure itself, aftercare tips, and more. Trust South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA for safe and comfortable tooth extractions.
    Tooth extractions may be necessary for various reasons. Common reasons include severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, or preparation for orthodontic treatment. At South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, our experienced dentists will carefully assess your dental health and recommend a tooth extraction only if it is deemed necessary for your oral well-being.
    Our dental team prioritizes your comfort during tooth extraction procedures. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, ensuring you experience minimal discomfort or pain. Additionally, we offer sedation options for anxious patients to help them relax during the procedure. Our skilled dentists use gentle techniques and provide post-extraction instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.
    During a tooth extraction, our dental professionals will begin by numbing the area with local anesthesia. They will then carefully loosen the tooth using specialized instruments and gently extract it. In some cases, a small incision may be made to facilitate the removal. Once the tooth is extracted, the area is cleaned and may require stitches. Our team will provide post-operative instructions to promote proper healing.
    Recovery time can vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and your body’s healing ability. Typically, it takes a few days to a week to recover from a tooth extraction. You may experience some swelling, discomfort, or minor bleeding initially. Following the post-operative instructions provided by our dental team, such as taking prescribed medications and maintaining good oral hygiene, will help expedite the healing process.
    The need for a replacement tooth depends on which tooth is extracted and its location. If a front tooth is removed, it is important to discuss replacement options, such as a dental implant, bridge, or partial denture, to restore your smile’s appearance and functionality. Our dental team will thoroughly evaluate your case and provide appropriate recommendations for tooth replacement if necessary.
    While rare, complications can occur after a tooth extraction. These may include excessive bleeding, infection, dry socket (when the blood clot dissolves or dislodges prematurely), or damage to neighboring teeth or structures. Our experienced dentists at South Seattle Smiles take every precaution to minimize the risk of complications and provide post-operative care instructions to promote optimal healing and prevent any potential issues.
    Following a tooth extraction, it is recommended to stick to a soft food diet for the first few days to allow for proper healing. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that can irritate the extraction site. As you progress in your recovery, you can gradually reintroduce normal foods into your diet. Our dental team will provide specific dietary guidelines tailored to your case to ensure a smooth recovery process.
    Proper care of the extraction site is crucial for a successful recovery. Our dental team will provide detailed post-operative instructions tailored to your specific case. Generally, you should gently rinse your mouth with warm saltwater starting 24 hours after the extraction, avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting, and maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing carefully around the extraction site.
    The duration of a tooth extraction can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the extraction and the number of teeth being removed. Simple extractions, which involve teeth that are fully erupted and easily accessible, typically take around 20 to 40 minutes per tooth. However, more complex cases, such as impacted or broken teeth, may require additional time for careful removal. During your consultation at South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, our experienced dentists will evaluate your specific situation and provide you with an estimated timeframe for the tooth extraction procedure.
    Some discomfort, swelling, and mild pain are normal after a tooth extraction. However, if you experience severe or worsening pain, excessive swelling, or prolonged bleeding, it is important to contact our dental clinic for guidance. Our team will assess your symptoms and may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, applying an ice pack to reduce swelling, or prescribing medication if necessary. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions and attend any follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and address any concerns you may have.
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    Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

    Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

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    Tim Ricks
    2 months ago
    Dr Timmerman is a real pro. He is a gifted crafter of smiles . All on 6 in my case. For years i havent publicly smiled at anyone. My natural teeth had reached the end. Enter Seattle Smiles to give me a solution that restored confidence in myself to present my true self to the world again. The consultation was thorough and very educational to me. Its tough to hear you cant keep your natural teeth anymore but Dr Timmerman did great explaining my options and being honest about the consequences for my oral and general health. I trusted the Dr completely and he did a terrific job on my all on 6 (upper and lower) restoration. Prep and Surgery was well prepared and almost completely painless . Its amazing from the quality of the work performed to the underlying advanced tech to the craftsmenship of my new smile and the great support of Holly to help me explore potential coverage under my health insurance. 1st class staff, top notch Dentist and full support of this journey. On to healing and getting final set late this summer. Very pleased with the results. My wife says she doesnt want me to go out in public because “I look too good”. Thanks Dr Timmerman and staff, you changed my life .
    Kalena Mina
    3 months ago
    Dr. Timmerman is exceptionally skilled and friendly. He exhibits a gentle touch when working on your teeth. His staff is also very welcoming. I once witnessed Dr. Timmerman performing an emergency tooth repair for someone I knew, and he did an excellent job. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else. My trust in Dr. Timmerman is unwavering at 100%. When it comes to cosmetic dental work, Dr. Timmerman is, without a doubt, the best!
    Lorri Kurth
    11 months ago
    I use Dr.Timmerman for Botox and I’m happy with my results. They were able to get me in the same day. Thank you!!
    Mai Trinh
    1 year ago
    Dr. Timmerman took good care of his clients,he’s professional ,friendly,he’s always use the new technology …Thank you very much Dr.Timmerman and all staffs what you have done for me.
    Cherie Lang
    1 year ago
    Lance and staff do great work. Lance is a very talented dentist. Gail cleaned my teeth today and she’s a soothing soul. Nice to have someone like that in a dental office😉
    Andrew Waters
    2 years ago
    I have lived in the south Seattle area for 10 years and this is by far the best Dental office I have found in the area. Fast, efficient, and pleasant service. Exceptionally skilled and experienced staff. The dental work I have had done at this office is, hands down, the best quality I have ever had done (and I have had a lot done) Exceptional. Highly recommended.
    margaret english
    2 years ago
    If you have embarrassment or fears concerning your teeth /mouth condition this is the place to come. Very professional! They put you immediately at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition. It was difficult for me to even make the apt as I’m so embarrassed to even open my mouth. From the receptionist to the doctor I was treated as if I was the only patient they had that day. They even helped me get financing! Make the call today you won’t be sorry.
    Pam Hendrickson
    2 years ago
    Best dentist ever! I’ve been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 20 years and he has done some really great work keeping my teeth looking and feeling good each and every year! My last visit was for teeth cleaning and the hygienist did a great job. They sparkle now and feel great.

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