Tooth Extractions – North Dallas, TX
Doing What’s Best for Your Smile
While tooth extractions are often far from the first treatment considered, there are instances where Dr. Rouhani will perform them if absolutely necessary. When a tooth is putting your oral health at risk, an extraction can be the most effective solution moving forward. If we determine that is the case, we’ll make sure that your treatment is comfortable, efficient, and accommodating from start-to-finish. If you’re experiencing severe decay or discomfort in your tooth, don’t hesitate to call our dental office today to learn more about tooth extractions in North Dallas, TX!
Why Choose Dental Attraction for Tooth Extractions?
- Many Tooth Replacement Options Available In-House
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- Dentist Listens to Your Needs
When Does a Tooth Require an Extraction?
If a tooth is being extracted, it’s likely because it has sustained a significant amount of damage from decay or a physical injury. Decay puts neighboring teeth at risk, while a cracked or severely fractured tooth can increase the risk of an oral infection spreading. Additionally, removal may be needed if it erupts underneath existing teeth, which is common for wisdom teeth. Regardless of the cause, we’ll make sure that you understand your treatment in great detail before going through with it.
The Extraction Procedure
There are two ways we may perform a tooth extraction: by pulling it out or using surgical extractions. For a tooth that has fully emerged above the gumline, we can simply pull the tooth out. First, we numb the area around the tooth. Then, we rock the tooth back and forth with a clasping tool until it breaks free from the gums.
When the tooth is impacted, or stuck in the gumline due to surrounding teeth, we perform a surgical extraction. Sometimes, this procedure can be as simple as making an incision in the gumline to reveal enough of the tooth to extract it. Other times, we may have to drill into the bone tissue or even break the tooth into sections and remove it piece by piece. Since each patient’s situation is unique, we’ll plan out every detail of your procedure at your consultation so you know what to expect.
What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction
After your tooth has been removed, we’ll outline a specific treatment plan to care for your smile during your recovery. Typically, we’ll prescribe pain medications to help you deal with any soreness or discomfort. You can also manage swelling and pain by applying a cold compress. Additionally, we’ll give you instructions such as when and how to change your gauze, caring for your remaining teeth, and warning signs that mean you should call your emergency dentist in North Dallas. For a few days following your extraction, we normally advise that you stick to a soft food diet and avoid smoking and drinking through a straw, so as not to disturb the extraction site. You can gradually introduce more varied foods into your diet as you recover and grow more comfortable.