Tooth Extractions – Upper Arlington, OH

Gentle, Safe Tooth Removal

Illustration of forceps performing a tooth extraction

Our team strives to help patients retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, circumstances may arise that make it necessary to remove one or more teeth. If we recommend that you undergo tooth extractions, there is no need to fear. We perform gentle, safe tooth removal with the ultimate goal of helping our patients to enjoy pain-free oral function and improved overall wellness. To learn more about this emergency procedure or to request an appointment, get in touch with our Upper Arlington office today.

Why Choose Tzagournis Dental Group for Tooth Extractions?

  • Sedation Available for Nervous or Sensitive Patients
  • Highly Skilled & Empathetic Dental Team
  • State-of-the-Art Tooth Replacement Available

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Woman with toothache visiting her dentist

We may recommend that you get one or more teeth removed if:

  • A tooth has incurred severe damage or decay that cannot be repaired with fillings or a crown.
  • We need to make room in the mouth for dentures or orthodontic treatment.
  • A tooth is impacted (stuck beneath the gumline).
  • Your wisdom teeth are threatening your oral health.
  • A child has a primary (baby) tooth that has overstayed its welcome. We may need to remove it to make room for incoming adult teeth.
  • We need to remove a tooth to stop an oral infection from spreading and causing further harm.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Gloved hand holding dental forceps and extracted tooth

Most tooth extractions are pretty straightforward. First, we numb your mouth. We may also administer sedation. Once you are comfortable, we use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Then, we grip it with forceps and rock it back and forth to break the ligaments that are holding it in place. Once the tooth is out, we clean the socket and place gauze to control bleeding.

Before you leave our office, we may talk to you about your tooth replacement options. In most cases, tooth replacement is necessary in order to prevent future oral health complications.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Man relaxing on sofa at home

Here are some tips to promote a smooth recovery after your tooth extraction procedure:

  • Keep your fingers and tongue away from the extraction site.
  • Take all medications as prescribed by our team.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not drink through a straw.
  • Keep your head propped up on pillows when you are sleeping.
  • Avoid hard and crunchy foods. Instead, eat a soft diet.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Regularly rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
  • Use a cold compress to minimize swelling and ease discomfort.
  • Attend all follow-up appointments as recommended by our team.
  • Pursue tooth replacement as soon as your circumstances allow.
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Upper Arlington


Upper Arlington

(614) 457-1481 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd #220, Upper Arlington, OH
Office Hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Conveniently Located Near You

Our Upper Arlington dental office is near the corner of Arlington Centre Blvd and W Henderson Rd, slightly south of The Ohio State University Airport. We’re also less than five minutes from Riverside Dr and the Olentangy Fwy.


(614) 882-4032 385 County Line Rd W Suite 100, Westerville, OH 43082
Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Conveniently Located Near You

We’re in the same general location as the Westerville Community Center, on County Line Rd W between Africa Rd and N Cleveland Ave. We’re also less than five minutes west of N State Street.