Tooth Extraction in Garland, TX
Tooth extraction is the removal of teeth from their sockets in the jawbone. The dentist will determine if a tooth can be saved or not. If the tooth is too damaged to save or needs to be extracted as part of your treatment plan, it will be extracted during a simple or surgical procedure. If a tooth is severely impacted, we may also recommend extraction.
Typically, the dentist will try to save a tooth if possible. When other treatment options have failed, however, the dentist may recommend extraction to prevent more damage to the teeth and bone.
In this article, we provide answers to some of the most common questions patients have about tooth extraction.
What Are Some Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction?
The most common reasons for tooth extraction are:
- Fractures or cracks
- Impacted teeth
- Root canal therapy failure
- Severe decay that cannot be restored with dental fillings
- A toothache caused by impacted teeth
- Dental implants
- Surgical procedures for dental or oral conditions like tumors and abscesses on the jawbone.
Who Benefits From Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is recommended for patients who have advanced gum diseases like periodontitis and pericoronitis. It is also recommended for patients suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth that has not yet surfaced. A dental extraction is performed by a general dentist, oral surgeon, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The treatment plan is decided after examining the patient's health and dental condition and determining if an extraction is required. We will also perform an X-ray to check if there are any impacted teeth requiring extraction. If you need a tooth extracted, we can help you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
What Happens During Tooth Extraction?
Before beginning the procedure, we will administer local anesthesia to your mouth to numb it completely. This will help prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure. We may also place a rubber dam around your teeth to isolate them from the rest of your mouth and keep saliva away from them. This helps protect your remaining teeth from saliva while also helping reduce any additional discomfort during the procedure. We will then extract the tooth from its socket and ensure that no fragments remain in your jawbone. Thereafter, we will stitch up the wound and give you aftercare instructions to ensure that it heals properly.
At TruCare Dental, we provide dental solutions to improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Please contact us to make an appointment.