Tooth Extractions in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Tooth Removal in Arlington
Extracting a tooth is often vital to the overall health and well-being of our patients’ smiles. While many teenagers and adults have their wisdom teeth extracted, there are additional reasons why adult tooth extraction may be required.
Severe tooth decay, infection, damage, or crowding may necessitate a dental extraction. One or two teeth may need to be removed to make room for the other teeth as they shift into place when you get braces.
If you have a tooth that has become a problem, we may recommend completely extracting it. This involves removing one or more of your teeth completely and permanently. The tooth can then no longer pose a problem to your oral health.
Why are Tooth Extractions Needed?
Extractions might be needed for a variety of reasons. We try our best to save a tooth whenever possible, but some extractions are simply unavoidable. Some reasons you may need an extraction include:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Loose teeth
- Severe decay
- A tooth has broken below the gum line
- You’re undergoing extensive orthodontic treatment
Candidates for Tooth Extractions
We will conduct an examination to decide whether or not an extraction is required. We frequently make every effort to provide alternative treatment options in order to avoid the need for tooth extraction.
By avoiding an extraction, we can prevent the formation of a gap and the subsequent loss of underlying bone. However, there are times when an extraction is required and should be performed immediately.
Give our office a call to get your teeth examined to see if you are in need of a tooth extraction. Our friendly staff will be able to help you schedule your appointment to get teeth looked at!
Tooth Extractions Process in Arlington, TX
To make the surgery more comfortable, we will administer either local or general anesthetic. The tooth is then completely removed from the mouth. Sutures may be used if they are required. We then work to stop the bleeding by covering the surgical site with gauze. If you underwent full sedation, you will need someone to drive you home from the appointment. In a week or two, the gums will heal.
If you experience any problems after the tooth has been removed, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can provide the best treatment possible.
Tooth extractions can be a stressful process, but our team makes sure you are comfortable throughout the whole process. If you suspect that one of your teeth needs to be removed, call us today and our staff members can answer all of your questions. We will be able to get you scheduled as soon as possible and get you out of any pain you might be experiencing.