When Tooth Extraction Benefits Your Smile

celina tooth extractionRestorative dentistry involves treatments designed to help repair teeth and protect your smile from tooth loss. But what happens when a tooth is beyond the ability to be treated with a crown? In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about when a safe and gentle tooth extraction can benefit your smile.

The Reasons to Remove a Tooth

When a tooth is too decayed to be treated with a filling or crown, or too cracked or broken to be repaired with a crown, then leaving it in place increases the risk of infection and eventual spread of infection to other teeth. Extraction could preserve your smile. We could also remove teeth as part of your orthodontic treatment, making room to reposition the teeth. Taking out teeth can be done to improve bite balance and chewing function too. One of the more common reasons to remove a tooth is when the wisdom teeth are poised to erupt. We want to prevent the onset of painful impactions, infections, or misalignment, so we take these out prior to their arrival.

How We Plan the Procedure

Tooth extraction is an oral surgical procedure, but one we can ensure is gentle and comfortable. Our team will first plan the procedure in detail with digital x-rays, so we can identify the position of the tooth and plan the removal. We also administer a local anesthetic to the area to numb you, and can also provide dental sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, even if you have dental anxiety or special needs that could complicate your ability to undergo treatment.

Extracting a Tooth

Once you’re properly numbed and sedated, our team will gently remove the tooth with a pair or forceps. We then suture the area closed and may administer special medications. You return home and rest for 24 hours, after which we can remove the sutures. In that time, avoid straw use, eat soft foods, and be very gentle when you brush and floss. We want a clot to form and not dislodge as part of the healing process. If you lose a tooth due to injury, poor oral health, or other unexpected factors, we could discuss replacement with a bridge or even a dental implant.

If you have any questions about how our team conducts a safe and gentle tooth extraction, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile!

Schedule a Restorative Visit with Celina Family Dentistry!

We want to help you enjoy good oral health and avoid major complications. To learn more about our approach to oral surgery and restorative care, talk to a member of our team today at Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130 today!