Comfortable, Conservative Approach to Extractions at The Addison Dentist
As much as no one wants to lose a tooth, sometimes you actually need an extraction. Dr. Rao at The Addison Dentist is ready to help her neighbors in Addison to have the best smile possible. The dentists and their excellent dental team are committed to giving you the healthiest, prettiest smile around!
Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Some reasons for an extraction include:
- When a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, a tooth extraction is needed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt.
- A tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw in jeopardy. In these instances, it may be recommended to have the tooth pulled and replaced with a bridge or tooth implant.
- Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require a tooth extraction to get the tooth pulled.
Comfortable Tooth Extractions
When it is determined that a patient needs a tooth pulled, many times the tooth extraction can be done during a regular general dentistry checkup. Other times a separate appointment may be necessary for the tooth extraction. We will determine the best time to have that tooth pulled.
You have your choice of various types of dental sedation for your comfort at our office. We offer two types of dental sedation: laughing gas and oral conscious sedation. Both will help you if you have any dental anxiety during your tooth extraction.
Types of Tooth Extractions
- Simple Extraction – A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth above the gum line. The procedure involves loosening the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Your dentist then uses forceps to painlessly remove the tooth.
- Surgical Extraction – Surgical extraction is a more complex procedure used in instances where a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not yet erupted above the gums. Your oral surgeon makes a small incision into your gums to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.
After a tooth extraction, neighboring teeth may shift and cause problems with your chewing or with jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, we can recommend options to replace the gap caused by tooth extraction with a dental bridge, a partial dental bridge, or a dental implant.
Get a Tooth Pulled in Addison!
For a tooth extraction, call, text, or email The Addison Dentist today! We want you to love the smile you have—for life! Serving the Addison and Farmers Branch area!