Tooth Extractions
in Sachse, TX

Emergencies happen and come at the most unexpected times. At Smiley Pearls, we never spare any effort to save damaged teeth and restore their health and function. However, if a tooth is too damaged to be saved, we may need to extract it. Our gentle approach, local anesthetics, and sedation options will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed while getting the best possible care.

Why Would You Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

There are many reasons you may require a tooth extraction, the most common of which are the following:

  • Extensive Decay: If tooth decay is not treated early on, the condition will progress, often leading to pain and severe infection. If we cannot save the tooth even with root canal therapy, we may recommend extracting it.
  • An Accident: Trauma from an accident can cause irreparable damage to a tooth. A severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted to safeguard your oral health.
  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Advanced periodontal disease can destroy the bone and tissues holding the teeth in place. If a tooth loses its support and becomes loose, extracting it may be our only option.
  • Orthodontic Concerns: Extracting one or several of your teeth is sometimes necessary to correct an overcrowded mouth. Moreover, if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, selective extractions may be required to make the space needed for your teeth to move and realign.
  • Wisdom Teeth: Most people do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate incoming wisdom teeth, leading to complications, including pain, coming in at a wrong angle, or impaction, meaning the teeth are stuck in the jaw. Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries performed.

Pain-Free Tooth Extractions

The need for emergency dentistry services can arise when you least expect it. If there is no option other than extracting a tooth, it can be comforting to know that the procedure is relatively pain-free. We always start by numbing the area with a local anesthetic, so you never feel pain, only some pressure. If you are overly anxious about an upcoming extraction, let us know. We are happy to discuss our nitrous oxide and sedation options to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during treatment.

You can expect one of two types of extraction, simple or surgical. Simple extractions are needed to remove teeth that are easily accessible and visible in the mouth. If, however, a tooth cannot be easily accessed, is susceptible to fracture, or is broken under the gum, you may require a more involved procedure known as a surgical extraction. Depending on the location of the extracted tooth, we may recommend a replacement option, such as a fixed bridge or dental implant. That will help prevent complications resulting from leaving a gap in your smile. 

Bone Augmentation

After removing a tooth, the bone in the area begins to degenerate. Our team may recommend bone augmentation, which involves placing a bone graft in the extracted tooth’s socket. That will help maintain an adequate bone density for the success of future implant surgery.

Promoting Healing After Tooth Extraction

We will provide you with care instructions to promote healing. Make sure to follow them carefully to reduce the risk of complications. We may also prescribe pain medications for use as needed.

It is essential to avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, rinsing, or forceful spitting after your tooth extraction. Otherwise, you risk dislodging the blood clot forming in the extracted tooth’s socket, potentially leading to a very painful complication known as dry socket.

If you have increased pain, swelling, or bleeding at the extraction site, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office for guidance.

Tooth Extractions Near Me in Sachse, TX

If you need an emergency dentist for a tooth extraction or for any dental emergency, our skilled and experienced dentists at Smiley Pearls are here to help. We are committed to ensuring our valued patients are comfortable and relaxed during treatment. We invite you to visit our family-friendly practice for exclusive, gentle care.

Call our office at 469-729-8271 to schedule an appointment or request one online today. We look forward to caring for your smile.

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