Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons

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Tooth Extractions in Rockford, Dixon, Janesville, and Madison

Although the loss or extraction of a tooth is never ideal, there are times when tooth extraction is either unavoidable or will provide the best possible outcome. Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons, such as teeth that have become excessively decayed or infected. Tooth extraction may also be performed due to overcrowding or for patients who have hyperdontia (additional teeth than what is normal). One of the most common tooth extractions are the removal of wisdom teeth, which are typically removed when the patient reaches the ages of 17-25. Children who are getting fitted for braces may also require teeth to be extracted to make room for their teeth to grow in straight.

With over 60,000 dental surgeries performed and over 20,000 dental implants placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from established professionals that is designed to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment for a tooth extraction, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, our Janesville office at 608.208.1576, or our Madison office at 608.416.5205.

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Rockford, ILLINOIS

1055 Featherstone Road, Suite B
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 261-1739
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629 North Galena Avenue, Suite 230
Dixon, IL 61201
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111 North Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
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5709 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53719
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Dr. Lindman is a native of Rockford. Dr. Lindman received his professional degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. His graduate training in periodontics was completed at Northwestern University College of Dentistry Where he received a Certificate Degree in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree.


Dr. Burch grew up in Villa Park, IL. Dr. Burch attended Eastern Illinois University, where he majored in Biochemistry. Dr. Burch earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  He received his Certificate Degree in Periodontics and Master of Science from Saint Louis University.


Dr. Hull grew up in Monmouth, IL. Dr. Hull earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University and his Certificate in Periodontics from Saint Louis University, Department of Periodontics. While at Saint Louis University, Dr. Hull completed an anesthesia program and uses sedation and pain control techniques in his practice.


Dr. Andreasen grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clemson University. She attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Andreasen continued there to complete a residency in Periodontics and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.


Dr. Novin Pishevar grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health with a focus on aging populations from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After college, Dr. Pishevar received his dental education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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What to Expect During the Tooth Extraction Process

Prior to performing a tooth extraction, we will conduct an in-depth dental and medical health history review and perform a thorough examination to measure for your bite, loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer screening, and other signs of periodontal disease.

Tooth extraction typically begins with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. Following this, dental tools are used to elevate the tooth from the socket. Once elevated, forceps are used to grasp and pull the tooth. Although the anesthetic and/or sedation will significantly reduce or eliminate pain during this part of the process, you will likely feel a sense of pressure while the tooth is being removed. Once the tooth is extracted, gauze will be placed over the area to help control bleeding.

While this method of tooth extraction is used for teeth that have erupted and are visible, teeth that are not visible, have not erupted, or have broken off within the gums will need to be surgically extracted. Surgical tooth extraction will also begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or dental sedation followed by a small incision being made in your gum line where the extraction will occur. If necessary, the tooth is cut into quarters or halves until the entire tooth has been removed. Following their removal, the incision is stitched shut and a gauze pad is placed over the area to help control bleeding.

Dental Implants Following Tooth Extraction

Though not always the case, many times a tooth extraction will be followed with the placement of a dental implant or dental implants. The dental implant process will typically be performed on a separate dental visit to allow the area of the tooth extraction to heal but can at times be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction. The dental implant process will begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or dental sedation. Following this, a titanium post is placed into the socket. Once properly positioned, osseointegration can begin. Osseointegration is the process whereby your jawbone integrates with the dental implant over a period of time (typically between three to six months). Once this integration process is complete, you will schedule a follow-up appointment with our office to verify the health of the bone and implant. You will then be seen by your general dentist, at which the abutment is placed onto the dental implant and the dental crown is connected to the abutment, returning you back to your full, healthy smile.

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Aftercare Following Tooth Extraction

To minimize post-procedural risks and ensure a speedy recovery, follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your periodontist.

  • Leave the gauze pad in place for three to four hours.
  • To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
  • Do not spit, rinse, or use a straw for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth for the first 24 hours, but resume normal brushing and flossing following this time period, being careful to avoid the extraction site when you do.
  • Eat soft foods, such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup for the first week.

To learn more about clinic policies or schedule an appointment for tooth extractions, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, our Janesville office at 608.208.1576, or our Madison office at 608.416.5205.

Cost of Tooth Extraction

The cost of tooth extraction will depend on several factors, such as whether or not dental sedation is used, how many teeth are extracted, what additional procedures are performed, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.

If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.

Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.