Tooth Extraction

We spend the majority of our lives taking a few minutes each day to take care of our teeth so they look and feel wonderful. However, and sometimes in spite of our best efforts, there may come a time when it is necessary to have a tooth extracted. You should know that this need not be a traumatic or scary experience!!!

Reasons for Removing a Tooth

Teeth need extracting for various reasons. These can include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Broken teeth that cannot be repaired
  • Wisdom teeth
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment

Losing a tooth can have a tremendous impact on your life. (Ask Dr. Stewart, he had to have one of his molars removed before he was a dentist, and it was definitely an emergency!)  But removing a tooth doesn’t have to be difficult.

If Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington determine that it is necessary to have a tooth removed, fear not!  First and foremost, we are committed to doing everything in our power to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Whether it's a warm blanket, a movie overhead, or even a hand to hold through the procedure, all of the staff at Norco Family Dental are here for you.

Gentle Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that often need to be removed in your late teens or early adult years. These teeth need to be extracted for various reasons, but the most common involves lack of space or damage to adjacent teeth. Regardless of the reason, it is usually a relatively simple procedure with quick healing. 

After a dental extraction, you'll want to stick to soft foods for a day or two and avoid drinking through a straw or smoking so the area can heal properly. Most healing is relatively simple and straightforward. And as always, we are always available to address any concerns following your procedure here at Norco Family Dental.

Visit Us to See Why Norco Family Dental is Different!

There are many dentists in Greeley, CO, but there is only one Norco Family Dental - we’re different because we care.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington have been best friends since they were 13 years old and their chemistry is visible. If you aren’t laughing in the first few minutes of your visits, they must be hungry! There are lots of people that say they care, but you’ll learn very quickly that Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington really do, as does the entire staff at Norco Family Dental.  That’s our commitment to you.

Also, you will enjoy the following conveniences:

  • We’re almost always open late on weekdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays.
  • We accept most insurances and will file your claim on your behalf.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology in a modern, updated building.

Our office is easy to find at 10th and 71st next to King Soopers (and a car wash if your car's dirty!).

We look forward to welcoming you to our extended family!