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Extractions

As dentists, our main goal is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. There are times, however, when it is in your best interest (or your child’s) to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have a tooth that has been severely damaged by trauma or decay; or an impacted wisdom tooth that may cause trouble for you later on. Maybe your teenager will soon undergo orthodontic treatment and has insignificant space for his adult teeth, referred to as crowding. Or your younger child has a baby tooth that’s stubbornly adhering, even though it’s past time for it to go.

The first step in any extraction is a radiographic (x-ray) examination to assess the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the surrounding bone. This will allow any possible complications to be anticipated. At Smiline Dental Texas Garland Tx, We take a thorough medical and drug history to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. We will also discuss the options for anesthesia. Tooth extraction is usually carried out with local anesthesia, which will numb the teeth to be removed, and the surrounding bone and gum tissues. Additional sedatives might also be used, including oral sedatives (taken in pill form), nitrous oxide (which is inhaled) and/or conscious sedation, which are given intravenously (into a vein). The latter is usually required for more complicated (or multiple) tooth extractions. By the time the sedation medication has worn off, you won’t even be aware that the surgery was done.

As we remove your tooth, we’ll be very careful not to damage the bone that surrounds it. Sometimes, in the process of removing a tooth, we might want to put a small amount of lab-processed bone-grafting material into the socket to help preserve the bone volume there. This is particularly important when the extraction is going to be followed at some point by the placement of a dental implant, which needs to fuse to existing bone, or orthodontics, which gently moves teeth through bone.

Single Extractions:
A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth, which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma especially when they are associated with toothache.

The following process is followed during extraction in order to minimize the pain as much as possible:

  • Local anesthetic will be applied in the area of the affected teeth.
  • The dentist will check to make sure you have lost feeling in that area before he begins the extraction.
  • The socket of the affected teeth will gradually be widened to allow the removal of the tooth. During this time, you will feel strong pressure. Don’t be alarmed.
  • While the pressure is to be expected, you should NOT be feeling any pain.
  • Let your dentist know if you DO feel pain at any moment during the extractions. Your dentist and his assistant will focus on eliminating the pain before continuing the procedure.


Post op Instructions after Tooth Extraction PDF: coming soon


Questions/Problems:
It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have any questions or concerns about your progress please call the office at Smiline Dental Texas Garland Tx office at 972-276-4888


Multiple Extractions:
The removal of many teeth at one time is quite different than the extraction of one or two teeth. Sometimes due to periodontal disease or may be due to rampant caries multiple teeth extractions are required. Also multiple teeth extraction happens sometimes to provide dentures. Sometimes an additional procedure called alveoloplasty (Sharp bony projections Smoothening) to be done to prepare the jaws for transitional Dentures.

The following process is followed during Multiple extractions in order to minimize the pain as much as possible:

  • Local anesthetic will be applied in the area of the affected teeth.
  • The dentist will check to make sure you have lost feeling in that area before he begins the extraction.
  • The socket of the affected teeth will gradually be widened to allow the removal of the tooth. During this time, you will feel strong pressure. Don’t be alarmed.
  • While the pressure is to be expected, you should NOT be feeling any pain.
  • Let your dentist know if you DO feel pain at any moment during the extractions.
  • Your dentist and his assistant will focus on eliminating the pain before continuing the procedure. Post op Instructions PDF: Coming soon

Questions/Problems:
? It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have any questions or concerns about your progress please call the office at Smiline Dental Texas Garland Tx office at 972-276-4888


Impacted Wisdom teeth extractions:

Wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth. These teeth are usually the last teeth to develop in your mouth, and usually come through in late teens or early twenties, or they may not come through at all, depending on the position of the wisdom teeth. Your dentist may advise you to remove your wisdom teeth in some circumstances such as when it is difficult to clean wisdom teeth, when there is pain in the wisdom teeth, and when there is absence of opposing wisdom teeth, and so on.

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At Smiline Dental Texas, we can assess your wisdom teeth on an OPG X-Ray or 3D Cone beam Scan and make a recommendation as to whether the wisdom teeth will successfully erupt into your mouth, or will require removal.


Post op Instructions PDF: Coming soon.

Questions/Problems:
It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have any questions or concerns about your progress please call the office at Smiline Dental Texas Garland Tx office at 972-276-4888

Simple to complicated Tooth extractions:

As dentists, our main goal is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. There are times, however, when it is in your best interest (or your child’s) to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have a tooth that has been severely damaged by trauma or decay; or an impacted wisdom tooth that may cause trouble for you later on. Maybe your teenager will soon undergo orthodontic treatment and has insignificant space for his adult teeth, referred to as crowding. Or your younger child has a baby tooth that’s stubbornly adhering, even though it’s past time for it to go.

The first step in any extraction is a radiographic (x-ray) examination to assess the position of the tooth roots and the condition of the surrounding bone. This will allow any possible complications to be anticipated. We take a thorough medical and drug history to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. We will also discuss the options for anesthesia. Tooth extraction is usually carried out with local anesthesia, which will numb the teeth to be removed, and the surrounding bone and gum tissues. Additional sedatives might also be used, including oral sedatives (taken in pill form), nitrous oxide (which is inhaled) and/or conscious sedation, which is given intravenously (into a vein). The latter is usually required for more complicated (or multiple) tooth extractions. By the time the sedation medication has worn off, you won’t even be aware that the surgery was done.

As we remove your tooth, we’ll be very careful not to damage the bone that surrounds it. Sometimes, in the process of removing a tooth, we might want to put a small amount of lab-processed bone-grafting material into the socket to help preserve the bone volume there. This is particularly important when the extraction is going to be followed at some point by the placement of a dental implant, which needs to fuse to existing bone, or orthodontics, which gently moves teeth through bone.

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