At North Shore Smile Surgery, we specialize in oral surgery. When looking for a place to have your tooth extracted in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs, Dr. Frank is an elite choice.
Oftentimes, other practices extract a tooth and will push you toward implants to fill the gap that is left. Dr. Frank will make several options available to you for you to select from.
Your permanent, adult teeth are supposed to last your entire life. However, there are multiple reasons you may need a tooth removed.
Wisdom teeth are often in need of removal if you’re between the ages of 16 and 30.
If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, your dentist will likely recommend removing it.
If a root canal cannot repair the infection that has spread to the root, the tooth will need to be extracted.
If you are experiencing a great amount of tooth pain, your dentist may recommend the tooth be removed.
Gum disease may cause a tooth to become loose, and your dentist may suggest removal.
Even the risk of infection can be cause for removing a tooth, so trusting your dentist is imperative in this case.
Your dentist may suggest removing a tooth to create more room for orthodontic treatment.
The North Shore Smile Surgery difference is apparent when you first walk into our office.
You'll find that whether you have questions about your insurance benefits, the procedure, or the timeline for recovery, our staff members are happy to explain any and all details. You'll never be rushed at our office!
If you need a tooth extracted, we'll help you decide if replacing the tooth or teeth is right for you. We'll walk you through every part of the process so you're completely prepared on the day of surgery — and afterwards.
After the extraction takes place, Dr. Frank will send you home to begin your recovery. Recovery normally takes 3-4 days, and there are several steps you can take to help the recovery process.
Take the medication prescribed to you. In some cases, we can even fill the medication you need on-site so you don't need to make a separate trip to the pharmacy.
Put an ice pack on the affected area to reduce swelling. An alternative to a bag of ice is a frozen bag of peas.
Bleeding can be eased by lightly biting down on gauze. Expect some bleeding to occur, but feel free to contact us if you feel the bleeding is excessive.
When lying down, keep your head propped up to prevent excessive bleeding.
"He never gets upset, nothing seems too difficult for him. He’s always willing to see me, or any of his patients, whenever you have a problem. You never feel like you’re bothering Dr. Frank.
Regardless of his personality, when you go to an oral surgeon, you want somebody who is going to be able to do the procedure and do it correctly the first time. I think Dr. Frank definitely is able to do whatever needs to be done in your mouth, he’s just so knowledgeable."