2323 Naperville Rd Suite 160, Naperville, IL

Tooth Extraction, Naperville IL

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You and Dr. Scherer may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Scherer will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

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The Extraction Process

At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

Sectioning a tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

Bite down gently but firmly on the gauze packs that have been placed over the surgical areas.  Do not change them for the first 30 minutes.  The packs may be gently removed, it is best to moisten the gauze with tap water to assure the gauze does not tug on the blood clot. Do not eat, drink or sleep with gauze in your mouth. Oozing may continue for 24 hours.

PERSISTENT BLEEDING:  Bleeding should never be severe.  If so, it usually means that the gauze packs are being clenched between teeth only and are not exerting pressure on the surgical areas. Try repositioning the packs.  If bleeding persists or becomes heavy you may substitute a moist tea bag for 20 or 30 minutes. The tannic acid helps to form a clot by contracting bleeding vessels. If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office. 630-364-2888.

DIET:  Eat any nourishing food that can be taken with comfort.  Avoid extremely hot foods.  Do NOT use a straw for the first week after surgery.  It is advisable, to confine the first day’s intake to liquids or pureed foods (soups, puddings, yogurt, milk shakes, etc.)  It is best to avoid foods like nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc., which may get lodged in the socket areas.  Over the next several days you may gradually progress to solid foods.  It is important not to skip meals!  If you take nourishment regularly you will feel better, gain strength, have less discomfort and heal faster.  If you are a diabetic, maintain your normal eating habits or follow instructions given by your doctor.

MEDICATIONS: For pain, please use over the counter medications first; these may include Advil, Motrin or Ibuprofen. You may take up to 3 tablets (600mg) every 6 hours for 3 days. If you need something stronger, use the prescribed medication given to you. Do NOT take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) if you are also using the prescription pain medication; the prescription already contains Tylenol.

Make sure you have food or liquid in your stomach when taking these medications to reduce stomach distress such as nausea or vomiting. Do NOT take more medicine than directed.

A certain amount of pain following extractions is not uncommon. Severity of pain is usually related to the condition of the teeth before extractions or the difficulty in removing the teeth. After 3 days, the pain should be minimal. If your pain is increasing in severity and/or you have significant ear pain, please contact our office.

ORAL HYGIENE: Do NOT disturb the surgical area today.  Do NOT rinse vigorously, spit or probe the area with any objects.  You may resume brushing your teeth gently the day after surgery. If you have been prescribed Chlorhexidine Rinse, use rinse for at least 30 seconds 2 x’s a day for 5 days. PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE for at least 48 hours, since this is very detrimental to healing and may cause a dry socket. You may be given a plastic irrigating syringe that will start 5 days after your surgery. Fill the syringe with warm tap water and rinse lower extraction sites twice a day. You do not have to flush upper extraction sites.  

SUTURES: If the sockets have been sutured, the sutures should dissolve in 5 – 7 days. If you had some Bone Grafting done in the extraction site, you will not have dis-solvable sutures and it will be sealed with tissue glue. If the tissue glue starts to flake off, please do not try to pull it out due to the reason that it’s connected with your sutures. You will be given an appointment to come back in 2 weeks to have them removed.

SWELLING: In certain cases, swelling will arise. The swelling will begin in the gum tissue next to the socket. This swelling can extend into the cheek and neck area. Ice packs are very important and will help minimize swelling. The ice packs should be applied for about 20 minutes, each hour, for the first 24 hours.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: There is to be no physical activity (exercise, etc.) for at least 5 days following the procedure.  Also, there is to be no lifting more than 15 lbs.

BONE FRAGMENTS: It is possible that during the healing process, small sharp fragments of bone may loosen and work through the gums. These fragments, which are not parts of the tooth, usually work out of the gum on their own. If they become bothersome, call the office. 

Sometimes the after-effects of oral surgery are quite minimal, so not all of the instructions may apply.  Common sense will often dictate what you should do.  However, when in doubt follow these guidelines or call our office for clarification.  Our number is 630-364-2888.

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Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 24 Tooth Extraction reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great visit for a tooth extraction! Was a little nervous at first but the front desk employees were welcoming and fun! My vision of getting a tooth pulled was scary(Have a great imagination) but it was easy and fast!. Thank you Doctor and assistant for making this a good experience !

- Bonnie B

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Office, personnel, equipment and reception area were all first class. Enjoyed listening to classical music while waiting for the anesthetic to work. My husband enjoyed a cup of green tea while waiting for my procedure.

- Marie J

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I have had many dental experiences, but yours was the first I enjoyed. The staff is excellent, the office well decorated and the actual removal of a tooth was fast and painless. Remarkable!

- Jean A

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In my opinion, Dr. Scherer is an excellent surgeon, but his staff makes him even better!

- Leslie M

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I think that what impressed me was the sense of teamwork between Dr. Scherer and the assistants. I saw mutual respect, heard clear communication and sufficient communication to myself as to what was occurring and all this in the 5-7 minutes it took to get the job done. Everyone was very pleasant.

- Louise B

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A++ on everything!!

The staff made me feel comfortable & at ease of my tooth extraction! Terri explained everything perfectly & was a awesome assistant !! A++ on everything!! The DR.. was great also would recommend to a friend for sure!!

- James W

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Dr. Scherer is outstanding in his field

Dr. Scherer is outstanding in his field. His grasp of what needs to be done is exceptional. Dr. Scherer puts me at east, and the procedure is done before you know it. This was my third time Dr. Scherer has done extractions of mine. Terry, Dr's assistant, was also outstanding. She was great putting me at ease and works fluidly along Dr. Scherer.

- Sherri K

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I would definitely recommend this practice to others

This our second son who received treatment/oral surgery at your office. Both experiences have been outstanding. I would definitely recommend this practice to others. We were very happy with everything from start to finish!

- Pattie M

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Helped me feel comfortable. Thank you!

I was extremely anxious but the assistant was outstanding. She adjusted her routine to accommodate me and was chatty to distract me from being nervous. She helped me feel comfortable. Thank you!

- Carol W

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You are the best!

I always know I can expect the very best of care from the entire staff. I appreciate my doctor recommending Dr. Scherer to me. You are the best!

- Judy V.

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Pleasant and very efficient

Dr. Scherer and staff were pleasant and very efficient.

- Kathryn C.

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Well oiled machine

All I had contact with were very friendly and willing to answer any questions. Dr. Scherer and Jennifer work like a "well oiled machine".

- Walter G.

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Excellent Service and professionalism

Excellent Service and professionalism.

- Brendan C.

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I was impressed by Dr. Scherer and all the women who assisted him

This was a new experience for me and I was nervous about it. It definitely was not what my imagination had pictured it to be. I was impressed by Dr. Scherer and all the women who assisted him. I wish to thank them for taking good care of me.

- Ruth G

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I love the music selection!

I love the music selection! It was a great distraction while getting my tooth extracted.

- Tiffany M

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Excellent care and service

As always, excellent care and service. If I had to have this done anywhere (extraction), it would be your office!

- Kathy R

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I didn't feel a thing

Dr. Scherer pulled my tooth and I didn't feel a thing.

- Alyssa S

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Very professional yet friendly

Very professional yet friendly, both of which are important to the patient. Summer has a cheerful disposition and an A plus as and employee.

- Marion R.

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The best oral surgeon office visit I have ever had

Thank you to you and your staff for making this the best oral surgeon office visit I have ever had for myself or my family members. I am recommending you to anyone who needs an excellent oral surgeon and staff!

- Maureen B.

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All great, smiling and friendly staff

Took good care of my mother and she is doing very well. All great, smiling and friendly staff.

- Brian H.

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Very Efficient and Friendly

The whole staff is very efficient and friendly!

- Larry E.

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Handled Very Well By Everyone

The long wait was not pleasant, of course, but it was handled very well by everyone. Emergencies can happen. 🙂

- Sean R.

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Very Comforting and Extremely Cautious

Going to the dentist is truly a very frightening experience, but Dr. Scherer and his staff were very comforting and extremely cautious to make sure I did not have pain during my procedure.

- Laureen P.

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What a great staff!

What a great staff! Everyone was so nice and accommodating. For getting a tooth pulled, it was actually a very good experience at a dental office. From the moment I was greeted to the moment I left, I was treated fantastically! Dr. Scherer is great and loved his humor.

- David V.

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