Tooth Extraction In Garland TX

Tooth Extraction in Garland, TX

What are dental extractions?

Dental extractions, also known as tooth removal, are procedures designed to remove a tooth from the mouth. There are many reasons for extracting a tooth. The most common reasons are severe decay, gum disease, injury, orthodontic treatment, crowding, etc. Dental extractions can be performed with local anesthesia or conscious sedation. If local anesthesia is used, the procedure will be virtually painless.

When are extractions needed?

Some patients may benefit from tooth extraction, such as when a tooth is severely decayed and cannot be repaired. Extractions are also necessary if the teeth are crowded in the mouth or causing pain. In some cases, we can perform a simple extraction, in which a tooth may be loosened and removed comfortably using instruments and suction. For patients needing a more difficult extraction, an oral surgeon may be needed.

What are the different types of extractions?

Different types of extractions include simple extractions, surgical extractions, and removal of impacted wisdom teeth. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under a local anesthetic. Surgical extractions are more complex and are usually performed when teeth have become impacted and are not visible.

What happens during a typical extraction procedure?

Patients will first be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the extraction will take place. After the area is numbed, the dentist will carefully loosen the tooth using either a dental tool called an elevator or forceps. Once the tooth is loose enough, the dentist will use forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it can be dislodged from the socket.

What can I expect after extraction?

On the day of your extraction, one of our dentists will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and prevent you from feeling pain. After your procedure, we will explain post-treatment care instructions so you can recover as quickly as possible. After extraction, you can expect some pain and swelling. You can manage these symptoms by resting with your head elevated and applying a cold compress. The time it takes to heal and return to normal activities will vary, but most patients heal within 3 to 5 days. Your dentist can prescribe medication to help you manage any discomfort you are experiencing.

To find out more about the dental services offered at All About Dentistry, call (972) 414-8800 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Garland TX at 1922 Belt Line Rd, Garland, TX 75044.


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