Tooth Extractions

While it’s always our goal to care for and maintain your natural teeth, there are cases when removing a tooth is in your best interest. We work to make extractions as easy as possible so you can concentrate on a quick recovery.

Tooth Extractions at Kansas City Smiles & Co.

At Kansas City Smiles and Co., we offer expert tooth extraction services to address your dental needs promptly and efficiently. Whether you’re experiencing severe pain, damage from an injury, advanced decay, or need to make room for adult teeth, our skilled team is here to provide compassionate care. Patients can expect a comfortable and stress-free experience with our advanced techniques and personalized approach.

Emergency Tooth Extractions in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

We provide emergency tooth extraction services to promptly address severe tooth pain or trauma. We offer same-day dental appointments to ensure timely care for all patients. Schedule an emergency dentist appointment if you require same-day care.

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  • Does a tooth extraction hurt?

    Our dentists prioritize your comfort. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area before a tooth extraction, so you should feel minimal to no pain. Some discomfort is normal post-extraction, but it can be managed with prescribed pain relievers and proper aftercare.

  • How long does it take a tooth extraction to heal?

    The healing process varies for each individual. Generally, the initial healing phase takes about one to two weeks. During this time, you may experience swelling and minor bleeding. It’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Kansas City Smiles & Co., including avoiding strenuous activities, eating soft foods, and maintaining oral hygiene to promote smooth healing.

  • What is dry socket, and how can it be prevented after a tooth extraction?

    Dry socket is a condition where the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged or dissolves before the wound heals, exposing the bone and nerves. This can cause severe pain and delay healing. To prevent dry sockets, avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, and rigorous rinsing for the first few days after the extraction. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to minimize this risk.

    If you need a tooth extraction or have questions about the process, contact Kansas City Smiles & Co. today to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and provide the highest quality dental care.

  • When is an emergency tooth extraction necessary?

    Emergency tooth extractions are often necessary to address severe dental issues that cannot wait for a regular appointment. Common reasons include:

    1. Severe Tooth Pain: When pain becomes unbearable, and other treatments are ineffective, an extraction may be the only solution to relieve discomfort.
    2. Trauma or Injury: Accidents or injuries that damage a tooth beyond repair may require immediate extraction to prevent further complications.
    3. Infection: A severe infection or abscess that cannot be treated with antibiotics alone may necessitate an extraction to prevent the spread of infection.
    4. Advanced Decay: When tooth decay reaches an advanced stage and affects the tooth’s structure, extraction may be needed to avoid damage to surrounding teeth and tissues.
    5. Impacted Teeth: Wisdom teeth or other impacted teeth that cause pain, swelling, or infection might need to be extracted promptly. Learn more about wisdom teeth removal.

    We offer emergency tooth extractions in Independence, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. Contact us immediately if you need a same-day dental appointment.

Schedule your tooth extraction today.

Contact Kansas City Smiles & Co. today to book your tooth extraction appointment. Our team is committed to delivering top-quality care and ensuring your comfort throughout the process.
Call us now or book your appointment online to take the first step towards a healthier smile.

Independence, MO

3820 South Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment



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Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed



Email Address

[email protected]