Tooth Extraction

Nobody wants a tooth extraction. Sometimes, though, it's the best option to protect your oral health.

If you're experiencing pain, bleeding, or swelling, Kansas City, MO, dentist John Goodman can help.

He can coordinate your extraction with a local oral surgeon and follow up with a custom restoration at our dental practice.

When Should I Seek an Extraction?

Even if you notice symptoms, by acting quickly, you may be able to avoid an extraction. Instead, our dentist might just need to place a dental filling or perform a root canal. Visit our Kansas City dentist as soon as possible for a complimentary consultation if you observe:

  • Color Changes in Your Enamel
  • Bleeding, Pus, or Discharge
  • Excessive or Persistent Pain
  • Swelling of the Gums or Jaw
  • Severe Tooth Trauma or Breakage
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth

What Are the Advantages Of Tooth Extraction?

It can be tempting to ignore symptoms like bleeding and loose teeth. Unfortunately, that may only cause your condition to worsen. Dental care means you can finally feel better, with:

No More Pain

How long have you been dealing with pain? After tooth extraction, you can finally get back to living without discomfort, which can make a big difference in your day.

Peace of Mind

Once your tooth has been removed, you won't have to stress about your oral health. You'll also be able to make a plan to improve the rest of your smile with care from our dentist.

A Healthy, Complete Smile

There's no substitute for a healthy smile. After your extraction, we can restore your extracted tooth or teeth using options like traditional bridges, an implant-supported crown, or a denture.

A Kansas City Dental Team That Is Proud to Help You


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Can Insurance Help Me?


Yes, it can. Due to the serious impact decayed, missing, or infected teeth can have on your health, insurance will contribute to the cost of your extraction. This includes wisdom teeth extraction as well. We also feature free consultations, so that you don't risk a cent for your initial visit.

What Does Tooth Extraction Look Like?

First, your Kansas City oral surgeon will ensure you're comfortable with dental anesthetic. Then, the surgeon will extract your tooth, from the top to the roots. Once your tooth is removed, they will ensure the area is sterile and cover it with protective gauze.

How Should I Take Care of Myself After an Extraction?

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After a tooth extraction, you may need to take antibiotics to assist with the healing process and to prevent infection. Make sure to take the full course of antibiotics as prescribed.

You'll likely also need to temporarily restrict your meals to room-temperature, soft foods and refrain from drinking with straws. This helps keep the blood clot over your extraction site fully in place, preventing dry socket. Dry socket is a painful condition that occurs when the bone and nerves at the extraction site are exposed before the wound fully heals. 

Finally, if you ever have any questions or concerns, you're welcome to call our dentist and friendly team for assistance.

Your Restoration Possibilities  At Our Kansas City Practice

Want options? Dr. Goodman is able to place traditional restorations. He can also secure implant-supported restorations after a local oral surgeon has placed your implant. Your choices will depend on your degree of tooth loss, and can include:
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John P. Goodman, DDS We Give Kansas City a Reason to Smile!

Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (816) 842-8585.

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"My experience with Dr. John Goodman DDS was outstanding. The entire staff was courteous and very accommodating. Dr. Goodman made me feel very comfortable but also finally gave me hope for having that "beautiful smile" that we (with not so good teeth) always wish for. I left feeling elated and excited for the first time about a dental appointment."

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