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Tooth Extraction

If you have an infected, damaged tooth or overcrowded teeth, tooth removal may be your best treatment option.

Advanced tooth extraction techniques are quick and painless so we can improve your oral health comfortably and conveniently.

Take the first step toward enhancing your smile with tooth extraction at Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI...

Tooth Extraction Before and After Photos

Gums before and after tooth is replaced
Before Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary due to damage or infection. However, it is important to address the issue immediately to prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting out of place.
After An implant-supported crown or dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth with beautiful and natural looking results. We can help you choose the best treatment option based on your unique needs and budget.

Contact Our Practice

Our dentists, Cynthia Bailey, DDS, and Tess Marie Finley, DDS, are a mother-daughter team committed to providing high quality dental care to patients from Richmond and surrounding areas. We are experienced in the use of advanced technology, including Spectra™ cavity detection and laser cavity systems to help us more precisely diagnose and treat oral health problems. We are also proud to be affiliated with several professional dental organizations, including the Michigan Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

To schedule an appointment with our dentists, contact our dental practice online or call us in Richmond, MI, at:

(586) 727-7531

Cynthia Bailey, DDS, and Tess Marie Finley, DDS

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Is Tooth Extraction Painful?

*According to research published in Clinical Oral Investigations

At our Richmond practice, we take a gentle approach and offer anesthesia options so patients can have a pain-free and comfortable dentistry experience. 

What to Expect during Your Treatment

A single tooth extraction procedure can be completed in just 30 minutes.
A single tooth extraction procedure can be completed in just 30 minutes.

Administer Anesthesia

For simple extractions, a local anesthetic, or numbing solution, is often sufficient to keep patients comfortable. Patients who are nervous about treatment can ask us about other sedation dentistry options.
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For a more complex extraction, such as an impacted tooth, we may create incisions in the gum and bone tissue to provide better access to the extraction site.
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Loosening of the Tooth

Next, we will use special dentistry tools to gently loosen and remove the tooth. In some cases, it may be broken up and removed in pieces. Most patients don't experience any pain during this stage, but they may feel some pressure.
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Sutures Are Placed

We will place sutures as needed to encourage healing of the extraction site.
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Gauze Is Placed

Finally, we will have the patient bite down on a piece of gauze to reduce bleeding.
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Tooth Extraction Recovery

Formation of the Blood Clot

Immediately after extraction, a blood clot will begin to form. It is extremely important not to disturb this blood clot because it protects the underlying bone and nerves. If it successfully stays in place, this clot can serve as the foundation of new bone and soft tissue growth.

Preventing Dry Socket

If the blood clot becomes dislodged or fails to form, it causes a painful condition known as dry socket. This also results in an empty space of bone in the socket and bad breath. The risk of dry socket is present for about seven to ten days.

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Bailey Dental Group are the best! They're friendly, caring, and take great care of my teeth. They took care of my toothache promply with no pain. Thanks you so much!

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Whether you have fantastic healthy teeth, or falling out crowns and cavities, I recommend going HERE!!  Terrific, kind and caring staff.  Non-judgmental.  Understanding of my apprehension.  So happy to have found Dr. Bailey and crew!!!

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Bailey Dental Group

Bailey Dental Group is a comprehensive, family-friendly dental practice where patients of all ages have received exceptional care for over 35 years. Our dentists, Dr. Cynthia E. Bailey and Dr. Tess Marie Finley, have been recognized as "Top Dentists" and are members of various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To meet our distinguished dental team, request an appointment online or call our office at (586) 727-7531.

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"Dear Dr. Bailey, Thank you for doing a great job on my Lumineers®. My new smile looks terrific. I have had so many compliments on my teeth."

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