As dental professionals, we strive to help our Dallas, TX, patients enjoy a healthy smile and preserve their natural teeth. However, occasionally an oral health concern may arise that requires extraction. How do we remove teeth and will the procedure be comfortable?
When Do You Remove a Tooth?
While preserving your natural teeth is always the goal, we may need to remove a tooth that becomes severely damaged or develops advanced infection that can no longer be treated with a root canal. Extraction helps prevent the infection from spreading to surrounding teeth or into the jawbone. We also remove a tooth that has become loose due to periodontitis (advanced gum disease). Finally, wisdom teeth, which erupt in our late teens and early 20s, may need to be removed. Otherwise, eruption could lead to painful impaction, infection, misalignment, and other serious complications for your smile’s health and appearance.
We always take steps to ensure our patients feel comfortable during the procedure. In addition to administering a local anesthetic before the procedure, we may also discuss dental sedation. Using nitrous oxide or oral sedation, we help nervous patients enter a deep and relaxed state. They will remain conscious, but have no memory of the procedure afterward. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your smile as you heal.
Tooth Replacement Options
While we won’t need to replace wisdom teeth, we can help you address the gaps in your smile due to infected to damaged teeth. We may recommend a dental bridge, partial denture, or even a lifelike and long-lasting dental implant. If you have any questions about dental extractions, or about our tooth replacement options, then contact our team today. We’re ready to address any questions or concerns you may have!
Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry Offers Safe Tooth Removal
At Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry, we can perform a comfortable extraction to ensure optimal oral health. Contact us today by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE) to experience fantastic dental care! Gentle Smiles is proud to welcome patients from Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities, including Mesquite, Balch Springs, Garland, and Seagoville.